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What If . . . Students today can’t prepare bark to calculate their problems. They depend on their slates which are more expensive. What will they do when the slate is dropped and it breaks? They will be unable to write!. Teacher’s Conference. 1703.

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What if

Students today can’t prepare bark to calculate their problems. They depend on their slates which are more expensive. What will they do when the slate is dropped and it breaks? They will be unable to write!


Teacher s conference
Teacher’s Conference problems. They depend on their slates which are more expensive. What will they do when the slate is dropped and it breaks? They will be unable to write!

1703


What if

Students today depend on paper too much. They don’t know how to write on a slate without getting chalk dust all over themselves. They can’t clean a slate properly. What will they do when they run out of paper?


Principal s association
Principal’s Association how to write on a slate without getting chalk dust all over themselves. They can’t clean a slate properly. What will they do when they run out of paper?

1815


What if

Students today depend too much upon ink. They don’t know how to use a pen knife to sharpen a pencil. Pen and ink will never replace the pencil.


National association of teachers
National Association of Teachers how to use a pen knife to sharpen a pencil. Pen and ink will never replace the pencil.

1907


What if

Students today depend upon store bought ink. They don’t know how to make their own. When they run out of ink they will be unable to write words or ciphers until their next trip to the settlement. This is a sad commentary on modern education.


The rural american teacher
The Rural American Teacher know how to make their own. When they run out of ink they will be unable to write words or ciphers until their next trip to the settlement. This is a sad commentary on modern education.

1928


What if

Students today depend on these expensive fountain pens. They can no longer write with a straight pen and nib. We parents must not allow them to wallow in such luxury to the detriment of learning how to cope in the real business world which is not so extravagant.


Pta gazette
PTA Gazette can no longer write with a straight pen and nib. We parents must not allow them to wallow in such luxury to the detriment of learning how to cope in the real business world which is not so extravagant.

1941


What if

Ballpoint pens will be the ruin of education in our country. Students use these devices and then throw them away. The American values of thrift and frugality are being discarded. Business and banks will never allow such expensive luxuries.


Federal teachers
Federal Teachers Students use these devices and then throw them away. The American values of thrift and frugality are being discarded. Business and banks will never allow such expensive luxuries.

1950


What if

You can’t use those calculators on the test. If I let you do that, you wouldn’t ever learn how to use the tables in the back of the book and use interpolation to figure out your trig ratios.


High school math teacher
High School Math Teacher do that, you wouldn’t ever learn how to use the tables in the back of the book and use interpolation to figure out your trig ratios.

1980


What if

We can’t let them use calculators in middle school. If we do, they’ll forget how to do long division or how to multiply three digit numbers by three digit numbers. What will they do when they don’t have access to a calculator?


Middle school math teacher
Middle School Math Teacher do, they’ll forget how to do long division or how to multiply three digit numbers by three digit numbers. What will they do when they don’t have access to a calculator?

1989


What if

Why are you writing a grant for a classroom set of graphing calculators? We’ll never be allowed to use them and – even if we can – that’s only one class, and parents in other classes will never buy them for their students.


High school math teacher1
High School Math Teacher calculators? We’ll never be allowed to use them and – even if we can – that’s only one class, and parents in other classes will never buy them for their students.

1993


What if
Why would you ever want the Internet for student use? It’s just the latest fad – have them use the library.


District employee
District Employee just the latest fad – have them use the library.

1995



District employee1
District Employee look at it?

1995


Teachers will never use email
Teachers will look at it?never use email.



What if
Why do you want network drops at every teacher’s desk? You’re not thinking of getting a computer for all of them are you?


Building administrator
Building Administrator You’re not thinking of getting a computer for

1999



Member of school accountability committee
Member of School Accountability Committee with an overhead projector?

1999


What if

Why are we talking about students having laptops in high school? I don’t think most parents will even give their kids their old computer, much less buy them a new one.


Member of laptop committee
Member of Laptop Committee school? I don’t think most parents will even give their kids their old computer, much less buy them a new one.

2000



Teacher
Teacher to look at them?

2001



What if
Me soon.

Spring 2005



Signs around school
Signs around School Devices during class!

Fall 2006


What if1
What If . . . Devices during class!

We’d listened?


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