So a CNN article is reporting that schools are banning ipods because they can be used to cheat during exams. I get inserting text in the lyrics or notes section--but really, it seems like your teacher would notice that you're glancing at your ipod constantly while writing the test. Then there's making an mp3 of the test answers--but unless you got an advance copy of the test, are you really going to wait that long to get to the answer? And won't you also be doing a lot of conspicuous fiddling with your ipod during class to fast forward and rewind and pause and all the rest of it?
So it's pretty useless. Or so I thought. But the CNN article says:
Even an audio clip of the old "Schoolhouse Rock" take on how a bill makes it through Congress can come in handy during some American government exams.
Sure. If you're in third grade.
Anyway, the worst problem now is that students are no longer going to be able to listen to music while taking tests. Oh no! One high school student said: "I think you should still be able to use iPods. People who are going to cheat are still going to cheat, with or without them."
Yeah, I'd hate for you to have to take exams the way I did in the old days--when walkmans were banned and our graphic calculators were scrupulously checked before the exam.