This Generation Is Out Of Touch

| CA, USA | Learning | June 3, 2013

(I work in a fairly affluent county, so the kids at the school I work at have just gotten iPads to use for research. I am not a big fan.)

Student #1: “Miss [my name], do you like the iPads?”

Me: “No, not really. I guess I just like books or even using our computers more.”

Student #2: “iPads are awesome! I have one!”

Student #3: “Yeah, we have 3 at my house, and I have a laptop!”

Me: “Seriously? I didn’t have a laptop until college, and that was only because I knew I would need it for homework.”

(The students react as if I had just told them that the world was ending.)

Student #1: “Oh my god. How did you survive?”

Me: “When I was a kid, we had a magical place of wonder and fun where we could play and pretend to be whatever and wherever we wanted.”

(The kids wait eagerly for me to tell them about this magical place.)

Me: “It’s called OUTSIDE.”

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One Hour To Live

| Learning | June 3, 2013

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Let’s Not Make A Tissue Of This

| New Zealand | Learning | June 3, 2013

Me: “Welcome to [university]. You’re speaking with [my name]. How can I help?”

Caller: “Hey, can I speak to the, um, uh, English department?”

Me: “A lot of our tutors are on holidays right now, so they aren’t in their offices. Is there anything I can help with?”

Caller: “Oh yeah, I was doing a course with you guys but didn’t get to finish it because I got caught watching porn on the computers there.”

Me: “… Okay.”

Caller: “But it’s alright though because I’ve got a computer at home now. Can I come back and finish my course?”

Me: “I’ll send an email through to them for you and ask them to contact you when they are back in office next week. What are your contact details?”

(The caller gives me his contact details.)

Me: “Okay, I’ll send this through now for you. They’ll be in contact with you early next week. Is there anything else I can help you with?”

Caller: “No, that’s it.”

Me: “Thank you for calling. Have a lovely day!”

Caller: “I will. I’m off to use my computer now. Bye!”

May 2013 Top Story Roundup

| Not Always Learning | Learning | June 2, 2013

May 2013 Top Story Roundup: Here are Not Always Learning’s top-rated stories for the month of May!

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May 2013 Top Story Roundup

Not Always Learning | Learning | June 2, 2013

May 2013 Top Story Roundup: Here are Not Always Learning’s top-rated stories for the month of May!

  1. Stand And Demoralize Her (1,681 thumbs up)
  2. Parlez-snooze Francais (1,468 thumbs up)
  3. Revenge Is A Prize Best Served Sweet (1,429 thumbs up)
  4. One Headache Deserves Another (1,288 thumbs up)
  5. Be Sure To Copy The Right Copy (1,269 thumbs up)

PS #1: check out our Extras section, with pictures, videos, and news galore!

PS #2: Read more roundups here!

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