We did not have laptops or computer networks in schools in 1968, when I started teaching physics. When classroom computers became available, followed by the internet, I greeted them as great educational tools. I developed my own website in order to provide reference material and assignments for my students. I found that online assignments were more likely than traditional ones to be completed. I also had my own system making password-protected grades available online. The parents loved it. I began giving some tests online. However, there is a downside to laptop use in class.
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R. W. Harris; Some Pros and Cons of Laptop Use in Class. Phys. Teach. 1 May 2018; 56 (5): 322–323. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.5033882
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