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Hi everyone, it's Wild Bill I have been in Country Radio for the past 12 years.  I've worked up and down the dial all over the country from South Dakota, Vermont, Michigan, Indiana to Minnesota.  I've worked mornings on Z-94 back in 2004 and then took a morning show job in Columbus GA in 2005.  I worked for Country station WKCN and stayed there for 2 years.  I married my lovely wife Marilyn just over the Georgia border.  Marilyn is from a little town called Smith Station, Alabama. I also became good friends with Alan Dupriest in Columbus GA while working with him in radio.   I did the unthinkable, I left the south and moved to Mankato Minnesota and worked for country station KYSM for 4 years.  My daughter Emma Elizabeth was born in Minnesota in 2008 and she is the love of our lives.  It sure is nice to be back home in Georgia being close to Family and friends.  I look forward to meeting and reconnecting with all of you!  

BYOT Letter

by wildbill posted Aug 13 2012 10:32AM


Got an interesting email from South Georgia mom Donna on BYOT.  Read her email and tell me what you think!  


Ok so I officially don't like the BYOT “Bring Your own technology” for the schools systems this year!!!! All I've seen is status updates on facebook and twitter from students during school hours.....and that means kids are not learning.    
First off, I dont' see sending my daughter to school with something that is probably gonna get stolen. Then "I" would end up being the one buying another one.....not the thief or school or govt or anyone else!
Where does all the grant money from the state go to?  Just for salaries?  What happened to providing what you need   through the money from the state and our taxes for technology?  

Why are we doing BYOT only to exacerbate the problem of kids spending time on social media instead of doing work in the classroom? 
I’m not targeting one particular school so for the sake of argument I’m Donna from South GA.
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08/13/2012 10:32AM
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08/13/2012 11:12AM
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I agree with Donna. THat is what the grants and all are for..
08/13/2012 11:15AM
I agree with Donna from South Ga. There is going to be a bad problem with stolen items. No to mention the facebook/twitter problem. With texting on phones and facebook/twitter on the computer, this is going to give the kids more time to spend on social media and not doing their work in the classroom. Another question, how is the kids that don't take BYOT gong to respond to the ones that do have them. Is there classes that teach this technology? I personally don't see how this move will inhance the education of our children. I also think that the BYOT is going to be nothing but a big problem for teachers and parents, not to mention the kids that carry them to school. I personally don't like the move.
08/13/2012 1:25PM
I agree with Donna as well..When you get on Facebook throughout the day and see a student post a status saying "In math class, bored with nothing to do" then obviously the whole BYOT thing is not working out so well....I dom't think it was thought through completely....I think instead of it meaning "Bring Your Own Technology"...it should stand for "BE YOUR OWN TEACHER"
08/13/2012 1:26PM
Karen, who disagrees
While I understand the points above we have to realize that our world is moving to technology more and more. Many counties and states have been allowing students to do this for a long while now. Their students have the ability to to use this technology to learn more. YEs, there will be some downsides but we also have to think up the good this will do our children.The students are allowed to use their technology during lunch and in between classes so some of the posts you see are more than likely from those times. And for the ones who do not take their own technology as Tony asks, they are allowed to use the classroom computer for what ever the class is doing that needs to be done on the computer. My child is one of them as she had her technology stolen last year when she was searching through her pocketbook and forgot ad left it lying out. I did not buy her another one. Because of the way jobs and the technological world is today I truly believe that in the future classes will be held on technology more and more, do we want our kids to be behind the others in our nation? In the world? I don't believe anyone wants that. Just my opinion.
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