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Emma Jankowski

on 11 March 2014

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Chromebooks next big advancements
fast and easy to work
make things in schools work smoother
more convenient
schools started using computers or tablets, worked well
Schools should switch to Chromebooks instead of textbooks because they are easier to carry around a weigh a lot less, it saves paper and the environment, and families will save money not purchasing printed textbooks.
“During the 2011-2012 school year more than 13,700 US children, ages 5 to 18, were treated in hospitals and doctors’ offices for backpack-related injuries (5,000 in emergency rooms) such as contusions, sprains, fractures, and strains to the back and shoulders” (Should Tablets Replace Textbooks in K-12 Schools?).
schools don't get rid of paper textbooks kids will continue to get injured
smart way to go if schools care about students health
weigh 2.5 pounds, less than 1 inch thick
6 pound textbooks
multiple textbooks in backpacks
to heavy to be healthy for everyone
good way to solve problem
Kids' backpacks way too heavy, problem can be solved by giving students Chromebooks
cause damage to child, very unhealthy
back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain
uncomfortable, hard to deal with
"They American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that a child's backpack weigh no more than 10%-20% of a child's weight" (Parker-Pope)
carry 30 pound backpacks by 6th grade
group of pack mules walk in hallways
Chromebooks Should Be the New Textbooks
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help save paper, trees, environment
one tree produce 8,000-80,000 sheets of paper depending on tree size type of tree, type of paper
average school uses 360,000 sheets of paper in year
Chromebooks almost eliminate use of paper in schools with Google Docs & Google Drive
save paper and ink, save more paper because no need for textbooks
“Americans now use about 31.5 million tons of printing and writing paper each year, meaning 660 pounds per person, which requires 535 million trees (most from virgin tree fiber) and 12 billion gallons of oil for its manufacturing” (Changing Paper Construction).
negatively impacts environment and hurts innocent animals
take tests on Chromebooks which will save paper too
“Students who used an interactive, digital version of an Algebra 1 textbooks for Apple’s iPad in California’s Riverside Unified School District in 2012 scored 20 percent higher on standardized test vs. students who learned with print textbooks” (Should Tablets Replace Textbooks in K-12 Schools?).
if schools use tablets students might perform better on tests and make the school look good
great way to reduce amount of paper used and save environment
families know textbooks are very expensive
“The American Association of Publishers says that the average net unit price of a K-12 print textbook was $65 in 2010” (Should Tablets Replace Textbooks in K-12 Schools?).
students have multiple textbooks, sometimes hard to pay for
if families don't have enough money, their kids won't get proper education
“They say tablets can hold hundreds of textbooks, save the environment by lowering the amount of printing, increase student interactivity and creativity, and that digital textbooks are cheaper than print textbooks” (Should Tablets Replace Textbooks in K-12 Schools?).
Chromebooks cost only $249, only have to pay for them once
e-books (digital textbooks)
“Officials estimate the average family will save about $30 in book costs the first year, and about $60 the following year” (School Districts Turn to iPads to Cut Textbook Costs).
schools and families save money not purchasing paper
have everything they need on Chromebook
best way to help schools and families save money on education
Schools should start using Chromebooks or tablets as their primary way of teaching and learning because they are light and easy to carry around, it will save paper and the environment, and they are less expensive than printed textbooks
marvelous way to help schools improve
many abilities will help students and teachers
benefits such as: operating on virus free system, rarely have problems, takes only 10 seconds to boot up, very easy to work
Chromebooks would be a great way to help schools everywhere improve and take education to the next level
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