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Flipover alarm clock
Why they will hate it: It will drive them crazy every minute as the time flips over to the next minute. 09:59 to 10:00 is a particularly loud change. It will make sure that they get up for school with its annoying buzz.
What they want instead: Longer school holidays so they can sleep in until noon.
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Why they will hate it: They will lose this when homework needs to be given in. Handwriting needs to be neat and legible. They can not edit or delete sentences easily and they can not cut and paste from other finished work without a lot of effort.
What they want instead: any device with word processing software, spell checking functions, WiFi and access to the Internet.
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Why they will hate it: Although this was considered high tech in the '70s after the fixed blackboards of the 1960s it had three faults; You had to concentrate on the blackboard in case the lesson rolled round and you missed what was going on. It needed chalk which was usually missing due to being thrown at unruly pupils, You had to copy down relevant information as it was written down during the lesson.
What they want instead: Any device which can receive the lesson from the smart screen over WiFi.
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