Thursday, November 21, 2019

Modern Vandals


English. The continuation high school. They had the day to finish up any work for the soon-to-be-ending block. (Instead of four quarters and two semesters, the continuation high school's year is broken up into eight blocks.)

I ran into the the teacher in the parking lot. (Ms. S had a meeting at the district office.) After a brief rundown of the plans (of which a written copy was left in the classroom), she warned me that she didn't want the students using the Chromebooks (read: the computers).

Why? (I didn't ask; she just explained.) The kiddos have been popping keys off the keyboard...


Because of course they are.

So, instead of watching YouTube or playing Krunker while they had a sub (because while they'd have an actual assignment, most wouldn't actually do it), they were stuck with watching YouTube or playing Krunker on their phones.

Sigh.

Oh, I tried to get them on task. But at a certain point, the argument isn't worth the trouble.

At least this way, if they're going to be defacing devices, it's their own stuff they're mangling.

16 comments:

  1. There's not much you can teach to those who don't want to learn.

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  2. The things kids do... At least they only pop the keys off. The things kids have done to their chromebooks at my Barbarian's school is mindboggling. Made even more puzzling by the fact they are issued the chromebook for 3 years (!) of schooling. If they break it through their own misuse their parents have to purchase a replacement. And still...

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  3. These guys have a bright future ahead for them.

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    1. Sadly, that's what I expect at that school.

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  4. That is baffling. ~shakes head~ I wonder every day how you face this kind of nonsense. Be well!

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    1. I don't face it every day. Some days they do work quietly, and my biggest issue is staying awake.

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  5. I don't even know what to say. How sad they don't even want to make an effort to learn something, or at least pretend!

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  6. I wouldn't even know how to do this popping off of the keyboards. Anything not to learn. Dishearteningly if you are a teacher.

    betty

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  7. Too bad you can't break something of their when they do that. that would teach them quick not to vandalize. Of course that would be too negative for the children...blah, blah, blah. I would want to make them clean the floor or something like that..oh wait, can't do that either...sigh

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    1. I don't know who it was. If the teacher does, she should be able to make them financially responsible. (Some teachers make the kiddos sign Chromebook contracts.) But they can totally make them do clean up work.

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  8. I wonder if kids realize adults also look forward for the hour to be up.

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  9. Wow, wonder why they pop the keys off the keyboard? People are just destructive in general when something isn't theirs to have to repair or replace.

    Kim

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    1. Some people are just destructive in general. Surprising, but true.

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