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2019-03-15 08:16:21 PM  
But bathroom wall graffiti is way down so whatever
 
2019-03-15 08:21:13 PM  
Really easy solution.  Everyone turn your desks around towards the back of the room...  Now I can see every screen.
 
2019-03-15 08:42:04 PM  
Soooooo, the teacher has become the student harried IT guy.
 
2019-03-15 09:04:04 PM  

redbucket: But bathroom wall graffiti is way down so whatever


That's because everyone now has their phone with them when they're taking a shiat.
 
2019-03-15 11:48:00 PM  
Way ahead of the kids:
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2019-03-16 02:18:45 AM  
I enjoy the repeats. Makes me feel comfortable and safe.
 
2019-03-16 11:13:53 AM  

BafflerMeal: I enjoy the repeats. Makes me feel comfortable and safe.


Like anyone can feel safe in Trump's America.

/shiatpost
 
2019-03-16 12:19:15 PM  
I thought Whatsapp was the "in" thing.
 
2019-03-16 02:16:48 PM  
Elementary school kids have been doing this, thanks to cheap Chromebooks and free GApps for education
 
2019-03-16 07:08:24 PM  
I mean, there's always going to be a hole in security for any system that relies on recorded communications for its core functions along the actual communications channels in question.  This is kind of just a basic principle of security procedures in general.  If you have a line of communication set up, you have to assume that other people can use it for other forms of communication.

The solution is just as ancient as the problem, though: restrict the availability of the line of communication to only when it's necessary.  Which is trivial in this case: no electronic devices active during any time you care about whether or not the students are talking to each other.  Pretty easy, man.

// Honestly when the computers do have to be open and the students connected to something collaborative... if they can still complete the assignment while doing something else that's kind of a "good for you" situation, I wouldn't even knock their grade down for it.  I mean, the specific messages could certainly be problematic, bullying etc... but no more so than messages sent outside of class, and if it's bullying (or flirting turning into sexual harassment) they're gonna learn a harsh lesson about using an app with an accessible changelog made by the most privacy-invading evil megacorp in the history of human existence, probably.
 
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