Still, I do wonder how (or if) I'll be using the computers next year. While there are many many advantages to having everything be paperless, there's an incredible amount of time wasted. I constantly ask myself if the wasted time is proportional to time that would have been wasted anyway (i.e. on the cellphones or just daydreaming) or if the time saved from the computers balances out the time lost, but it's still been a big disappointment over the past few years. It's not that kids aren't getting the work done, they are, but I think about how much time is left on the floor and how much more they could be doing...it's a staggering discrepancy.
Nevertheless, hopefully the laptops return next year; they'll be a slightly new curriculum and new challenges to overcome. Until then laptops....it's been a great year. See you next time.