Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Debate - should fidget spinners be allowed in the classroom?

Today we had a debate whether fidget spinners, a much loved toy in this class, should be allowed in the class.

Students got to choose for themselves if they were for or against, and they thought of their own reasons for their argument.






Here are snippets from our debate.


Who do you think had a better argument?
Vote in the comments below.

29 comments:

  1. Great work Room 7! We watched this as a class in Room 8 and were very impressed with the language you used and the reasons you came up with! We have been inspired to do our own class debate. I loved how you had mixed groups and tried to give everyone turns at reading/debating. Ka Pai!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well done room 7 for giving some very convincing arguments. Perhaps you
      could have looked at other 'FADs' and how long they lasted, to give another point of view as to whether they were a waste of money and time. Maybe there are health benefits to using spinner? Possibly they help the teacher by being calmers. Just thinking!

      Delete
  2. Good Morning Room 7,
    I think having a fidget spinner at school will be a great idea since it can calm stressed people.It will be great so kids can have a little fun in the class.Sometimes it can be distracting for kids.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Awesome Room 7,
    I like how you all had a turn in speaking making our key competencies Participating and Contributing.I think that we shouldn't have fidget spinners because it distracts us when we do work and being rude to teachers.

    ReplyDelete
  4. the debate was really good an amazing

    ReplyDelete
  5. i think that you guys have great work and your work is amazing

    ReplyDelete
  6. Coolroom 7 I like your debate.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I think not having a fidget spinner in school will be better for kids so they won't get distracted.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I still vote for yes because of the big words we tried to use, and the examples also because they were thinking of the expectations and we thought of the reality

    ReplyDelete
  9. i like the part where the for group took turns and added detail to the writing.

    ReplyDelete
  10. hi,room 7 i really love the debates that you have because the questions,reasons and examples. LOVE IT can t wait till the next debate. :) good job

    ReplyDelete
  11. I think against group good reasons and for group has good examples to support their reasons but i think against team had good team work so they won.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hello Room 7,
    I think we did a pretty good job at debating if F.S(Fidget Spinner's) should be allowed in class.
    I go for both because it can help you when your stress and it can dirstart others during their learning.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hey Room 7,
    I really enjoyed doing this debate and enjoyed watching everyone participate in this activity. I think they should be allowed because it gives you thinking time and it is a stress reliever.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Great job everyone at participating even though some didn't but you encourage them to and I like how you took turns at talking.
    Well done!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Good work, Room 7 - it's always good to look at both sides of the story - interesting that in my family it is the "older" nieces and nephews who have a fidget spinner and they bought them because they were on the counter at the local dairy! I've tried one and it took a lot of my concentration to make it work so I wouldn't have been listening while I was playing with it (I would be too distracted)!

    ReplyDelete
  16. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hey Room 7 I like the way you guys were telling us should we have fidget spinners at tamaki primary and telling us why we shouldn't have fidget spinners.I like the way you guys were explaining why we should have fidget spinner why we shouldn't have fidget spinners and I like the way the other team ask some question to recheck on some of the sentence's you guys did(I would not get nervous)I Like the work room 7)Keep it up?

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi room 7 I like the way grace said that the other team said that fidget spinners are better than anything else then she said what is important fidget spinners or learning and I like the people against if i was playing with a fidget spinner i would get distracted and I won't concentrate on learning and the teacher would take the fidget spinner off me.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi room 7,
    I really love your work you put up it is amazing Keep on working hard.
    I hope you keep work hard try your best. If you do any mistake it is proof that you are learning. :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. I really liked that we all work hard to get idea and the video is proof the you guy learned something amazing

    ReplyDelete
  21. i like how you are so much learning new things i hope you get to learn more from differents things

    ReplyDelete
  22. i love how you are working hard in all your work it is amazing

    ReplyDelete
  23. i love it when you summarised the 3 reasons and put them together to make a summary.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hey Room 7,
    I had fun doing this debate and I am for because it helps kids with ADHD!

    ReplyDelete