Monday, January 25, 2010
In “Dr. Warschauer visits East and Hopkins” by Dan Maas, the author asks the question “Do you think that computers in the classroom are a waste of time and money? Why or why not?” I do not think computers are a waste of time and money because they open up new information to their users. Students can use them to research a topic they are writing about, or double check facts found in books. Computers are a valuable source that kids can use to post work online for others to see or comment on. Computers also can be used to correct spelling and grammar, so kids can see how they misspelled a word and correct in next time. Almost all modern jobs use computers, so why is it a waste of money to let kids get used to what they will use their whole lives? This is what matters to me in Dan Maas’s “Dr. Warschauer visits East and Hopkins”.