So, I’m confused. The no iPads at lunch rule is….ridiculous.
I spoke with Mr. Dennis about it, and he said that he wanted us to socialize; however, some people don’t socialize anyway. For instance, if someone’s reading, they’re not really going to socialize with the people at their table. What if there are no library passes, the library’s closed, and someone wants to do homework? Well, they wouldn’t be able to do homework because we’re not allowed to use iPads in the lunch room.
Students might not get the chance to do their homework and or assignments for the rest of the day, then forget about it after school, and then when they do remember, they still can’t do it, because it’s sometime in the school day and they need to work on something, then the next time they could do it is at lunch…… and still, that brings me back to the fact that there might not be any library passes left, or the library is closed.
There are many good reasons that the iPad rule shouldn’t exist, but also good reasons why it should. I’ve come up with a compromise. If a student is on their iPad in the lunch room, a monitor should see what they’re doing on it, and if they’re doing something like playing video games, or watching YouTube, then they should tell them to turn it off. But if they’re reading, or doing homework, or emailing a teacher or something like that, it should be fine.
Personally, I know some people don’t agree with me, but I’m just saying my opinion, so if you agree, please comment that you do, and if you don’t agree, feel free to comment as well, but please don’t be mean.
That’s what I think.
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