Laptops & Google Docs
A Reflection of their use derived from my observations
My First Impressions
However, what really stood out to me was Google Docs and its almost seamless use in the classroom. Students had their own Google account and were able to receive assignments, communicate with their instructor, take tests, and do group work through the website. Not only was this incredibly convenient, but it allowed for several different types of lessons and some really cool interactive tools.
Unfortunately, there were some drawbacks.
The biggest problem however was the internet could prove as a great distraction. Some students would completely abuse their freedom to use computers, and it was frustrating turning around to see the same students on a different website time and time again. Though most students did use them responsibly, the students that already had attention issues really seemed to struggle.