Imagine That! Songs for Creative Teachers

Since Computers have Come to the Schools

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Kristin Lems
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Story

A little cynical, you say?  I have witnessed nearly everything in this song first-hand.

Lyrics

Since Computers Have Come to the Schools

 

1.  My classroom is getting a computer!

Oh joyous day!  I just can't wait

We’re finally on a roll

We’ll get climate control

Even though it's coming 20 years too late!

For the company that sold us the computers

Stood up to the school and held their ground

If the classroom isn't cool

The machines will find it cruel

And we don't want the poor dears to melt down!

 

Hooray for the information age!

Think how our lives have improved

Kids and teachers won't be hot

Now computers call the shots

Since computers have come to the schools!

 

2.  They told me that we are getting windows

I said, "Don't paint them shut, I beg of you!"

They said, “No, windows 98,”

I said, “Oh, that's really great

Cause these date back

From prior to World War Two!”

Last night, they did a special cleaning

And vacuumed up each particle of dust

Now we need a new machine

That can only be kept clean

By getting rid of lead and mercury and rust!

 

Hooray for the information age!

Think how our lives have improved

Now each classroom's clean and bright

So its PCs sleep well at night

Since computers have come to the schools!

 

3.  And business is so public minded

It wants to help our poor schools get ahead

So they donate things quite junky

Their old models, broke and funky

And we thank them, though half the stuff is dead

And since there are no tax breaks to give training

The computers are maintained catch as catch can

So if you’ve got a student

Who can help, it's more than prudent

To exploit them, since there is no other plan!

 

Hooray for the information age!

Think how our lives have improved

Now the adults are quite clueless

And the kids make us feel foolish

Since computers have come to the schools!

 

4. And someone has made off with the software

So the kids are playing war games and cards

Or sometimes check the weather

Or watch rappers’ sites together

New behaviors for teachers to deplore!

More computers can be found in the library

Nine are down, there’s really only one

And uses that are wrong

In a list that is quite long

But the uses that are right cannot be done!

 

Hooray for the information age!

We’re marching ahead, we are no fools

Can’t live with them, nor without them

Sick of trying to learn about ‘em

Now computers have come to the schools!

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