We all know how much time we spend sorting out printer problems and the amount of money that goes into initial purchase and then ongoing cost of consumables.
I asked staff at a meeting:
"Do you photocopy the students` exercise books?"
Reply....."Of course not."
"Then why do you think it necessary for them to print out copies of any work they do on computer, most of which is left lying around or stuffed into bags never to be seen again?"
No cogent arguments in reply!!!
Seriously, when are we going to actually see ICT in education being used properly??
How often do you see students "wordprocessing" - which to most teachers seems to involve writing out the essay or story in their exercise books first, then "typing it up" on computers.........especially when they seem to spend most of the lesson piddling about with WordArt and silly fonts??