Monday, February 28, 2011

GPS and Hooky

Here's a scary idea that's being tried to fill the ambition gap.

6 comments:

Wade Brummett said...

Slightly ridiculous. Seems better to motivate the kids to attend school and spark their interest instead of scare them into having no choice.

Michael said...

I find this tactic pretty humorous. I feel that it would not adequately encourage the students in the right way. Instead of this, I do like the idea that we briefly talked about in lecture; giving students money for their good grades. In my opinion treating school like a job would give students a short term incentive, rather than having to try to get good grades for longer term incentives like getting scholarships or into colleges.

JoeTFischer said...

kinda scary how invasive this is. i think there are probably better alternatives rather than tracking students.

Tim Pettingill said...

I think this is one of those ideas that sounds good until it happens to you. A little bit too Big Brother in my opinion.

D_ana said...

WOW! Really? This is ridiculous! There's a difference between willingly updating your status on Facebook to, "shopping at- Macy's." than forcefully having someone know where you are when they want to know. Like Tim says, its seems like a good idea until its happens to you.

naim said...

Wow! and I think my parents are overprotective! these kids need to punch in their location 5 times a day so people know where they are! I agree with Wade though, it does seem to motivate students to attend school.