Do your shoulders hurt from all the weight of your books and papers, shoved carelessly in your backpack? What would you say if the school could remove that weight? What would you say if Dr. Grant offered the whole district Netbooks?
Well, for starters, students and teachers could use online textbooks, therefore eliminating the heavy price of perishable textbooks. Secondly, technological advances may also lead teachers to have the freedom to correct and grade papers from the comfort of their couch. Lastly, if BUSD were to buy Netbooks, BUSD families could end up saving hundreds of dollars on unneeded back-to-school products such as paper, pencils, binders, binder paper, notebooks, pens – should I go on?
How can kids stay organized on a computer? The answer is a simple and easy-to-use program known as Evernote. Evernote offers easy parental viewing opportunities and simple notebook creation for students and staff.
Teachers: ever wake up on a Saturday morning and see your kids sleeping in or watching TV mindlessly? And then when you’re about to join them, you remember that you have 500 essays to read and grade by hand? Purchasing Netbooks might allow you to have the freedom and comfort of correcting papers online from your living room couch. How? When students finish their work, they can upload it into a folder with their period on it, making it simple and easy to access and grade.
What are the purposes of canned food drives, toy drives and charities? That’s easy: to help the unfortunate whose parents lost their job or missed a payment on their car or house, yet strive to create a better chance for their children.
What more could we do than save those families a little money every year by eliminating the costs of back-to-school supplies?
Kids that you might see as irresponsible, troublemakers, may be suffering from a shortage of money. Reach into your hearts and realize that buying Netbooks could save some families’ lives.
As a student, I feel strongly about purchasing Netbooks because of the easy procedure that follows. Some people – maybe not so much. What if a kid ruined their Netbook Well, when I lived in Tahoe, the district purchased Netbooks when I was in the fifth grade. Students and their parents signed a contract, pledging to take extreme care of their Netbook. If something happened to it – for example, it was damaged – their family was in charge of replacing the computer.
How much can we improve? What will it take for the Brentwood Unified School District to be the best it can be? Netbooks. They save money and paper, they create a chance for unfortunate children, and they create a comfortable, easy way for Brentwood students and staff to work their hardest and create the best district of all.
Bristow Middle School