Here is where we can put our research for Monday's debate:

From Daniel:
This is what I gathered from he articles...
-"Old Fashioned" note taking forces one o listen, think, absorb, and prioritize info. rather than simply going into stenographic and transcribing what you are hearing.
-Although technological gadgets can be very helpful in terms of efficiency and expedience, when placed in a classroom setting, they have proved to be no more than a distraction from the lesson at hand.
- Although many digital natives argue that they great at multi-tasking, the reality is that tasks are either not done correctly, or the quality of work is significantly diminished.
- If technology is to be of any real significance in the classroom, specialized training is then required for teachers.
- Technology dependent people also exhibit poor social and inter-personal skills.

From Meaghan: Here is some ideas and areas of the readings that stuck out to me-
Lines that stuck out in Professor arrested for battery:
-The altercation occurred when Dr. Rybicki allegedly closed a laptop computer on the hands of the student, said Dorsena Drakeford, another student in the class and Spectator sports editor.
- Dr. Rybicki closed the laptop because he thought the student was on non-class related websites.
- Other students refused to comment, saying that they feared what other professors in the department might do if they talked about the incident.
-Many students are concerned about the future of Rybicki’s classes and losing the professor. Some, like Josias Valdez, mass media major, feel he was simply enforcing a school rule about using social media in class, and that he shouldn’t be blamed for that.
*When arguing using this article we'll have to be careful to nto support what the teacher did but his reasoning behind his actions*

Why I ban....
-The whole first paragraph looks like a great one to use
-(This is soooo important!)
Note-taking on a laptop encourages verbatim transcription. The note-taker tends to go into stenographic mode and no longer processes information in a way that is conducive to the give-and-take of classroom discussion. Because taking notes the old-fashioned way, by hand is so much slower, the student actually has to listen, think and prioritize the most important themes.
-Possible solution for counterargument that typed notes are necesairy in class rooms
(In deference to the modern era, I permit two volunteers each class to use laptops to take notes that are then made available to all students.)

Also this debate article seems like a good one to check out!

From Nick:
I think we can gather great information from the Digital Nation videos in regards to multitasking.
Students today are fluent in the language of digital tools, including the computers, smart phones, internet, etc. Should students be allowed to listen to their i-pods while working on a project? Would it be appropriate to allow students to text message, chat, use a computer, use an ipad, or email while attending a lecture?

Here might be a good point:

Professor Clifford Nass of Stanford University conducted ground breaking research on how well students can multitask. He selected students that could work on about five or six tasks at a time. After conducting his experiments and research, he came to a conclusion that all multitaskers think they are brilliant at multitasking but when the results came in they were actually lousy at it as compared to completing one activity at a time.
Since students feel that they are effective multitaskers, does technology just provide a distraction to them during class or is it an effective tool for learning? Regardless of any class setting, students will become bored and the laptop only gives them the urge to surf the web instead of engaging at the task at hand. Students will argue that they can be on facebook while completing the necessary tasks, but research has shown that they become less effective. Has technology lead to a group of digital natives being able to multitask effectively or has technology created a society of students that have an inability to focus on one task? Is technology the reason why students have shorter attention spans and has now forced teachers into changing their lessons into theatrical productions?

source: the videos from week 3. The links seem to be down right now so I can't get the right reference. Hope this helps.

From Joe: Additional points to refute the use of technology:
- From Introduction Speech
- Distractions that technology creates
- Ineffectiveness of Multtasking
- Unclear Privacy/ Legal Issues
- Need for Specialized Training of Teachers
- Inneffective teachers will not be any more effective with technology
- No money is available for teaching and implementation
- Difficult to implement system wide practice easier to use standards and a textbook
- Technology creates greater problems than just problems with learning --> Example: Obesity, deterioration of social/ interpersonal skills.
- What is really wrong with what has been effective in traditional classroom methodologies?
- Has negative impact on critical thinking/reading/writing ; All academic content is some times forgotten with the flash and lights of technologies implementation.
- Too much stimulus for some types of students (what about those who are simply auditory learners?)