Monday, February 26, 2007

Teacher in Hospital after taking away an iPod

http://www.cnn.com/2007/EDUCATION/02/25/teacher.attacked.ap/

Kim Komando's daily News pointed this one out today...

The teacher had taken an iPod from a student who, along with another student, demanded it back and the attack happened.

Do you use an ipod or similar device? I suppose you listen to your music on it. And I know that many of you download podcasts and get some personal enjoyment or professional development from them. Now, we don't know the details of this incident so we have to be careful judging the situation. Did the student refuse to put it away when asked? Did the teacher threaten to keep it? We don't know. But what we DO know is that schools are going to HAVE to find a better way of dealing with the issue of ipods. Telling the students not to bring them to school can't be the answer.


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1 comment:

Ken Pruitt said...

I had a similar experience asking for a cell phone. There are very strong feelings attached surrounding what they percive to be their connection to the rest of the world