Do you bring your laptop to class/lecture? - page 5

how many of you use your laptop, in nursing school, like it's goin' out of style ? :monkeydance: i should start a nursing program in the next 3-6 months, and i'm debating over whether i should use... Read More

  1. by   RNCEN
    I can see how the typing would get annoying. I may check out the Livescribe pen deal. Looks like it gets decent reviews.
  2. by   MystyqueOne
    Yeah, I used to bring my laptop to class in the community college, but this time I have decided to use the Pulse Smartpen. Then this way, I'm only writing one time and not wasting time typing (since I don't remember things best when typing vs. writing). I just love how you can record and recall exactly what was being said when you wrote that particular word ("what was the instructor talking about??? I dind't quite catch it all."). Good Luck!
  3. by   CuriousMe
    Quote from MystyqueOne
    Yeah, I used to bring my laptop to class in the community college, but this time I have decided to use the Pulse Smartpen. Then this way, I'm only writing one time and not wasting time typing (since I don't remember things best when typing vs. writing). I just love how you can record and recall exactly what was being said when you wrote that particular word ("what was the instructor talking about??? I dind't quite catch it all."). Good Luck!
    I agree that I sometimes remember things better from writing, that's why I got a tablet computer. I can write or type, depending on the situation.

    Peace,
    CuriousMe
  4. by   8jimi8ICURN
    i downloaded all of the materials for class and typed my notes into the notes section of the powerpoints. I type fast enough that i pretty much quoted everything that was said in class. It was worth it for me, plus my handwriting is horrible, especially if i am trying to write crazy fast!

    no one really notices your typing if they are paying attention to the teacher. and if they do... they can get up and move!
  5. by   MystyqueOne
    That's true, but when I think of the clinicals, at least I can take the small tablet paper that you can purchase with the Pulse pen and have something small and convenient to write on. I just can't seem to imagine bringing my laptop, or anything in which I would have to set down to type during hands-on clinicals. With the paper, I can quickly scribble something and get to my practicing! That's my reasoning why I chose the pen-route. Also, when asking the advisors whether they see students with laptops, they say that they don't, usually because it's mostly all hands-on. Makes sense.
  6. by   CuriousMe
    Quote from MystyqueOne
    That's true, but when I think of the clinicals, at least I can take the small tablet paper that you can purchase with the Pulse pen and have something small and convenient to write on. I just can't seem to imagine bringing my laptop, or anything in which I would have to set down to type during hands-on clinicals. With the paper, I can quickly scribble something and get to my practicing! That's my reasoning why I chose the pen-route. Also, when asking the advisors whether they see students with laptops, they say that they don't, usually because it's mostly all hands-on. Makes sense.
    That makes sense, I don't bring my laptop to clinicals. I use a PDA there....can still scribble, and it has all my resource books (drug book, Dx book, lab values book, Tabers, etc).

    Peace,
    CuriousMe
  7. by   8jimi8ICURN
    iphone + a little pocket notebook for clinicals. No need for the laptop, that is for studying.

    i preferred the pocket notebook to any technology in the clinical setting because if i needed to write some vitals down for my co-assigned nurse, or write a phone number down for a patient, or pass a note somewhere, its quick and easy in my pocket and it doesnt require batteries, or freeze / malfunction in any way... unless you spill water all over it!
  8. by   MystyqueOne
    I also have a PDA with all the nursing resources loaded on there, so I just may take that with me to clinicals, also... Of course, along with the smart pen and little notebooks. I actually briefly forgotten about that! Thanks for the reminder CuriousMe!
  9. by   Alternator81
    Yes, how else would I check my facebook during class ???
  10. by   MystyqueOne
    Quote from Alternator81
    Yes, how else would I check my facebook during class ???
    You must be joking, right! So hilarious! Exactly what we want to hear!!!
  11. by   Bahrain
    I set near the plug box, so if my battery is LOW, I quickly connect it to electricity.

    I see my friends using the laptop in class to chat, check their emails, reading jokes, .......

    What should we do if we have long boring class like PHARMACOLOGY, which I will have final term exam in tomorrow

    :typing
  12. by   CuriousMe
    Quote from Bahrain
    I set near the plug box, so if my battery is LOW, I quickly connect it to electricity.

    I see my friends using the laptop in class to chat, check their emails, reading jokes, .......

    What should we do if we have long boring class like PHARMACOLOGY, which I will have final term exam in tomorrow

    :typing

    Uhm....sorry to be the old grumpy one, but I'd say if you have a "long boring class like pharmacology," then what you should do is pay extra attention! Pharmacology is important stuff and if you think it's boring, it likely isn't going to come easy to you, since you think it's boring.
  13. by   MystyqueOne
    Quote from CuriousMe
    Uhm....sorry to be the old grumpy one, but I'd say if you have a "long boring class like pharmacology," then what you should do is pay extra attention! Pharmacology is important stuff and if you think it's boring, it likely isn't going to come easy to you, since you think it's boring.

    I would have to totally agree! Taking notes, alone, will keep you busy enough to even think about getting bored!!! Especially with a smart pen to play with (Kidding)!

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