When we were first introduced to the 1:1 Laptop Program I was actually thrilled because I just got a new MacBook Pro. I found it useful to have my own computer in other classes, not only Econ. Though I find this method very efficient and easy to work with, I find that it is a hassle to carry the laptop around because it’s heavy and especially because we have class on Fridays and I have to carry it around after school as well.
One of my biggest concerns was that I would damage my laptop because I’m kind of clumsy. To avoid this, I leave my MacBook in my locker and only take it out during Econ or other classes that may need a laptop. This has worked perfectly for me so far, and it won’t get stolen if it is my locker majority of the time.
Surprisingly, I haven’t been distracted at all during class. I find this interesting because whenever I’m doing my homework I have a tendency to drift off into Facebook or constantly check my email. For some reason, during class I can focus on my work without being distracted or even tempted to go surf the web. I think this is because we are expected to take notes on the Power Point Presentation and when we are not supposed to be using computers, we are required to have the lid down.
Overall, I think that if all my classes were laptop based it would be much easier. I would only have to carry my laptop, and not two heavy Biology textbooks. I think this a great and very efficient way of learning because it saves time both time and paper.