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useing a laptop

PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 8:17 pm
by Justsomeone761
hello,
i am going to try to use a laptop in class, and i was wondering what your experiences with this are. does it work well with tests? how do people react to you using a laptop?
thanks,

Re: useing a laptop

PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 10:34 am
by nataliekirkland
I can use a laptop for English, RE and History. I don't know how it works in your school, but I have to go and collect for every lesson that I need it for, and put it back at the end of the lesson for the next person to use it. At first people were all wondering why I had a laptop, but after a while they got used to it and don't really ask why I have it anymore. In class tests, I send my work to the teacher so they can print it off and mark it, but for exams I have to use word pad (with no spell check), and either I am in a separate room with those who can also use a laptop, or I sit at the back of hall with everyone else.

Hope this helps

Re: useing a laptop

PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 4:28 pm
by Rodge1991
A few years ago when I was at school (I was about 12/13 at the time) my hand writing was slow and messy. Eventually the school decided to issue me with a laptop here's what I found:
Positives
- Writing was easier
- I could complete writing tasks on time
- Teachers could actually read it!

Disadvantages
- The other students got really jealous (after all I wasn't 'special' :roll: [their exact words])
-Doesn't help improve writing skills (Not that writing was going to help make it better anyway)

After much complaint from other students (about 3 weeks) I had the laptop taken off me because they were convinced the pupils were right and my needs weren't good enough for a laptop (i.e a broken hand).

So, basically what I'm trying to say is that it was worth it during the time I had it.


I wish you the best of luck! :lol:

Re: useing a laptop

PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:37 pm
by Priyaluvv8
i use a laptop too. i only started using it last October and it really helps. The only thing is people like to question you because of it. My friends and enemies would continuously ask about it that was until earlier this year they finally gave up asking I think they figured I wasn't going to tell them I was dyspraxic and that was why I had a laptop because that'd only make them bully me more. In conclusion it makes note-taking in lessons easier and faster. I also use my laptop in breaks to write stories, play with photoshop and listen to music because I'm a total loner. :)

Re: useing a laptop

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 11:20 am
by Rodge1991
Priyaluvv8 wrote:I also use my laptop in breaks to write stories, play with photoshop and listen to music because I'm a total loner. :)


I only had a simple laptop, a keyboard with a small long screen. Basically a modern typewriter would be a better description of it.

Re: useing a laptop

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 5:54 pm
by Scarlett
Well my school doesn't have a very good SEN (it's bad at general we're on special measures) but they were much better than some of the other commenters' schools. One of my teacher's asked about it aaages ago and a lot of prodding later from other teachers until the G+T guy who's really nice ordered a netbook, I had to give a 50 pound deposit which we get back when I leave the school, and it arrived this January.

I get to use it every lesson (except ICT for obvious reasons) and take it home with me

As for my experiences I think my teachers cried in relief when I got it so they didn't have to try and decipher my writing as if it was a ancient language and I no longer have to deal with hand pains. It's so much easier to type, and quicker, plus it's easy to organise into folders. I also don't have to touch paper and cut and glue stuff as much, I hate the texture, or ever use a pencil, the sound is painful.

The downsides are it's hard to give work to my teachers, I'm not connected to the email network and I need to get the admin password before I can connect it to my printer.

In my mocks this Feb it worked fine for the English exam but not so well for Maths because of all the signs etc. It was also hard to give the exams to my teachers. In my science exams I had a bit of trouble because I may have slightly forgot to charge it sufficiently and I had to moved next to a plug in the hall. I have GCSE Science exams in June so I have to contact the exam board I think so I can use it

As for my classmates of course everyone inquired about it. If I said `it's for my handwriting` they'd be like `that's not fair I should have one too` if I said `I have Dyspraxia` they'd usually reply `You have Dyslexia?` so I ended up just saying that I had a learning disability. There's this one boy I've always hated who still harasses me about it saying I shouldn't have it.

Overall it's a big help, sorry this ended up being so long!

Re: useing a laptop

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 3:46 pm
by Paddington
I use an alpha smart in class. I find the pros out way the cons instead of having to sit through a lesson with a throbbing hand I find I can finally write as fast as other people and my teachers are happy to be able to read my handwriting. However it is tricky for subjects where there are a lot of sheets to fill in. The other problem is forgetting to print off work which often happens. A lot of people do ask why you get to use a laptop which can be very annoying. But my standard of work has gone up hugely since I started using one.

Re: useing a laptop

PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 5:59 pm
by Justsomeone761
thanks for replying, i really think it is going to help. maybe i should tell my intire class why i get to use it in one time. anyway, it will be a lot easier to write down notes and to organize my work. now i only have to learn how to type the right way!

After much complaint from other students (about 3 weeks) I had the laptop taken off me because they were convinced the pupils were right and my needs weren't good enough for a laptop (i.e a broken hand).

maybe you should explain to the other students why you had a laptop. if they understand you might get it back.

Re: useing a laptop

PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:50 pm
by tigerwoods631
I in year 10 finally got a laptop for all my lessons apart from maths and p.e I do not have to collect it from the learning zone so I keep it with me because of homework

Re: useing a laptop

PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:37 pm
by kitty123
I use an alpha smart in class.
I use an alpha smart in class too the other kids dont get jelous because its not a laptop but it does take more time to print things off

Re: useing a laptop

PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:33 am
by Paddington
The problem is with an alpha smart that people ask you the weirdest questions to I have had from teachers are "dose this connect to the internet" and " has any of my work downloaded onto it" people also say its unfair like when I got a realy good result in an eglish exam. My normal reply is - I find it unfair that my hand starts to hurt after 5 minutes of writing. They usually don't say its unfair after that.

Re: useing a laptop

PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:51 am
by lalacurf121
now i only have to learn how to type the right way!
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Re: useing a laptop

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:42 am
by Johnwick88
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Re: useing a laptop

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:17 am
by dyteen
] back in when I was in year 5 year 6 year 7

And year 8 I used a big laptop and I had a program like alpha smart but

It's called Word Q. I'm going to have to use one next year for exams

If I'm allowed

Re: useing a laptop

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:06 am
by otso8
Laptop is good and best if they will allow you to use it. It will be easier for you and have more advantage because you can type it faster that writing it. The only problem is when laptop hangs and/or you forgot to save your work.

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