They say bring your own device,
But now we can leave behind the teacher?
I miss the personal guidance and advice
Of an instructor, a mentor, a living creature.
They say here, everything is on these iPads;
Few still captivate our minds in lecture.
As we mindlessly take notes from online texts with ads,
The best now offered in debate is conjecture.
They say this is a cyber-safe learning zone
While distractions are put in my hand.
When will policy reject the smartphone
In favor of a teacher who can stand?