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I love my blackberry-it's my little connection to the larger world that can go anywhere with me. I also love
my laptop computer, as it holds all of my writing and thoughts. Despite this love of , I know that
there are times when I need to move away from these devices (设备) and truly communicate with others.
On occasion, I teach a course called History Matters for a group of higher education managers. My goals
for the class include a full discussion of historical themes and ideas. Because I want students to thoroughly
study the material and exchange their ideas with each other in the classroom, I have a rule -no laptop, iPads,
phones, etc. When students were told my rule in advance of the class, some of them were not happy.
Most students assume that my reasons for this rule include unpleasant experiences in the past with students
miing . There's a bit of truth to that. Some students assume that I am anti-. There's
no truth in that at all. I love and try to keep up with it so I can relate to my students.
The real reason why I ask students to leave at the door is that I think there are very few places
in which we can have deep conversions and truly engage complex ideas. Interruptions by often
break concentration and allow for too much dependence on outside information for ideas. I want students to
dig deep within themselves for inspiration and ideas. I want them to push each other to think differently and
make connections between the course the material and the class discussion.
I've been teaching my history class in this way for many years and the evaluations reflect student
satisfaction with the environment that I create. Students realize that with deep conversation and challenge, they
learn at a level that helps them keep the course material beyond the classroom.
I'm not saying that I won't ever change my mind about use in my history class, but until I hear
a really good reason for the change, I'm sticking to my plan. A few hours of -free dialogue is just
too sweet to give up.
1. Some of the students in the history class were unhappy with _____.
A. the course material
B. others' mie of
C. discussion topics
D. the author's class regulations
2. The underlined word "engage" in Para.4 probably means _____.
3. According to the author,the use of in the classroom may _____.
A. keep students from doing independent thinking
B. encourage students to have in-depth conversations