Teach paperless for Earth Day

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It’s a long way off yet (April 22),  but tomorrow I will be planning my semester so its time to plan how and what I am doing for Earthday.

At the blog, Teach Paperless (author anonymous), I found some information on the subject.  That blogger uses student blogs as notebooks and, well, enough other things to convince him/her to set up a blog.

I am not sure if using a computer and other devices, particularly including a projector, will put less stress on the environment than using paper.  Further, students have already bought their books – I suppose I can tell the students to leave them at home so that added mass won’t be carried up the mountain my university is situated upon.

Still, I am also interested in using technology in the classroom, so I am likely to have a paperless day for that reason alone.

It’s a long way off yet (April 22),  but tomorrow I will be planning my semester so its time to plan how and what I am doing for Earthday.

At the blog, Teach Paperless (author anonymous), I found some information on the subject.  That blogger uses student blogs as notebooks and, well, enough other things to convince him/her to set up a blog.

I am not sure if using a computer and other devices, particularly including a projector, will put less stress on the environment than using paper.  Further, students have already bought their books – I suppose I can tell the students to leave them at home so that added mass won’t be carried up the mountain my university is situated upon.

Still, I am also interested in using technology in the classroom, so I am likely to have a paperless day for that reason alone.

Of course, I am not so blinkered that I think ‘paperless’= ‘computers’.  We can do other things, without using computers or paper.  I will have to think about this further.  Well, I have time.



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