Laptop Pilot Program (LPP) by Ashwin


MacBook WhiteRight now I’m part of the LPP and there has been many changes some for the better, some for the worse. I feel that for me it’s working but there are still many bumps in the road. There’s been only a few problems with texting, taking photo’s without permission, using YouTube and playing games while class is going on. Now it seem’s like for many people using our laptops has become a part of a regular school day. At the same time there’s the iPPP ( iPAd Pilot Program) has been going on. Many students are extremely disappointed that they didn’t get laptops and some people who have laptops want iPads. We only have 40 devices for the entire grade of nearly 100 students. There is access to laptops and desktop computers at school for students who do not take them home during the pilot. There’s has also been the problem of getting organized with your computer. Here’s a how-to list which should cover the basics:

  • Always remember to charge your computer every night

In many classes they don’t let you charge it

  • Use your cleaning wipes wisely

Use them only when you really need them and share it with a friend

  • Try not to mess around on it

A teacher will see you and take away the computer

There is also a positive side to the computer. You can take notes with it ( Use a program called Ever Note), you can study, and you can do homework. Remember there are always two sides to an argument and that you can support the choice of computers or the choice of no computer.

2 thoughts on “Laptop Pilot Program (LPP) by Ashwin

  1. This is a nice, long blog about the advantages and disadvantages of owning a laptop used for educational uses. I like how you suggested Evernote and what it can do. At the end, it is thoughtful how you said “Remember there are always two sides to an argument and that you can support the choice of computes or the choice of no computer.”

  2. Ashwin, I agree with you 100 percent. I think that technology is advancing very fast. My post is about that sort of topic. Check it out if you have the time.

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