How I Use It
As the parent of a 6th grader, I was initially excited about the ease of communicating with the teacher. Unfortunately it is being used to threaten, harass, intimidate and publicly humiliate children. The teacher posts at 12:27. Then 12:29; 12:30; 12:42. When is the teaching happening!!! It's not!!! This technology encourages teachers to do the very same thing we are after our children to stop doing - get off the screens and connect. It encourages teachers to be gestapo, removing all human encouragement and contact. All the brain research shows that our ability to think and learn STOPS when we feel scared and under stress. This tool should be banned from ALL learning situations immediately out of respect for children and the learning process.
See above. It is a DETERRENT to learning. Come on... this is the 21st century. We now know that threats and intimidation shut down the brain and a person capacity to learn. Please read The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning By Judy Willis, M.D. www.edutopia.org; Alfie Kohn's Punished by Rewards and take this product OFF THE MARKET.