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A tech. (urban) myth?: Chalk dust enriches computer repairers?
Larry Smith wrote:
At 11:50 AM -0800 2/3/01, Leon Leonardo wrote:
But we are also under pressure to "think out
of the box" and go with desks arranged in groups so
students face each other in groups of 4, or with desks
that can be easily moved to increase classroom
"flexibility," to dispose of our slateboards and
replace them with whiteboards, to give-up the water
and sinks at each desk (and re-write several labs to
eliminate the water's needs),...
I think a couple of those changes have a lot of potential for good, but
personally I detest whiteboards. The advantages of whiteboards over
chalkboards are tiny and few, while other advantages of chalkboards over
whiteboards are significant and decisive.
I see no reason to do away with the water.