Herald homework: Hardbound textbooks best for learning

I think hardcover textbooks are better than online textbooks because online textbooks are a health hazard, distracting and expensive.

“Should Tablets Replace Textbooks in K-12 Schools?” states “Handhelds contribute to Computer Vision Syndrome, which causes eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision and dry eyes, according to the American Optometric Association.” This results in a student’s grade being lowered, due to an incomplete or missing assignment.

Following that thought, “Should Tablets Replace Textbooks in K-12 Schools” suggests devices have many distractions for classroom use. If students pay more attention to media than teachers, students may not be aware of an announcement or a suggestion that was made by a teacher. Last but not least, Forbes magazine suggests: “With paper books, the school can buy 100 copies with a huge expense one year, and no expenses at all for the following five or ten. With e-texts, the school must buy a new set every single year. That becomes very expensive very quickly.”

Purchasing online textbooks cost the school a large amount of money. Even though online learning is expensive, using online learning will provide students with a chance to learn how to use digital resources. Even though using computers can teach students to use a computer, a computer provides ways to redirect students’ attention to more engaging sites and can cause various health issues. Although online schools can be pleasant, the downsides have outweighed the pleasant parts of online learning. Consider using hardcover textbooks mostly when needed.

Ava B.

Mill Creek

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