X is for Xerox

| April 29, 2014

Never mind the internet, I often revel at how lucky we are to be teachers in the age of the Xerox machine. We are able to disseminate so much more information to our students than prior generations of teachers. There is such value in the ability to Xerox a poem or other text and provide an actual hard copy that students can annotate and underline, especially since text books are so expensive, and students so rarely write in them. In fact, most public school students are not allowed to annotate or underline in the text books and novels they use in class because the books have to be returned and reused for the next class. Viva la Xerox (in small doses of course and respectful of copyright!)

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