It’s time to get ready for the death of paper. I know you love it. I know it helps you think better if you can just write on paper. I know you love the smell and the feel of paper.
Get over it.
It’s dead. Stop killing trees. Stop wasting time and MONEY. Stop saying we can’t afford to get tech for every kid so we need paper. That’s a lie. We can get a Chromebook that will last three years for $300 bucks. That’s $100 a year per student. In places like New York we pay about 10k per year for students, but it’s not even about the spending. We’d spend more than that in all the paper books, textbooks, printing, ink, printers, and MORE! Getting rid of paper saves us money.
No more paper. No more books. No more teachers giving dirty looks at students who embrace digital devices for learning.
Unless you are using it for purposes other than print (like on a roll in the bathroom), paper is dead. Your students need you to embrace tech to prepare them for their world.
If you want to read more about the end of paper, you can read this:
- -The End of Books? (For Me, At Least?) - Will Richardson