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Old 05-11-2017, 06:08 PM   #1
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Fidget Spinners

So this is apparently the new toy craze and I'm curious as to what the hell this thing is actually designed to do....

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Old 05-11-2017, 06:22 PM   #2
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Gotta spin fast
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Old 05-11-2017, 06:32 PM   #3
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I heard some schools are banning these, because its causing distractions.
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:37 PM   #4
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Little bro's got one. Dragged me into going around looking for one. They're incredibly dumb.
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:49 PM   #5
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I think I vaguely saw mention of something about "spinners" somewhere a couple days ago, but ignored it... Didn't know this was some kind of big thing.

I guess there is a button to press [edit: or a wheel?] in the middle and the thing, well, spins? Far cry from the days when something like the Tamagotchi was the must have. lol At least these should be cheaper.


I suppose if I had a desk job I could see having one sitting among a collection of other little things. Maybe I'll keep them in mind as gimmicky stocking stuffers.
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:52 PM   #6
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They're meant to help kids with ADD and whatnot, but it's gotten past that. They drive a teacher friend of mine nuts.
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:54 PM   #7
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But... what ARE they? Do they do anything? Do they just spin and that's it?
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Old 05-11-2017, 09:08 PM   #8
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Yeah, they just spin.

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Old 05-11-2017, 09:15 PM   #9
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What, you don't know what fidget toys are for? Anxiety, ADHD, autism, among other conditions
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Old 05-11-2017, 09:25 PM   #10
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If they were just fooling with it in one hand while working on class assignments, it doesn't sound like too big of a deal, but if they're all noisy like in that video I can see how that's rather distracting and crazy making for teachers.

I think I'd be finding other cheap and quieter objects, like crazy looking stress balls or something, and give them a small incentive to earn one and play with that in class instead...
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Old 05-11-2017, 09:27 PM   #11
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Yeah, if they're being loud with it then it should be replaced with something quieter. Having it around doesn't do any harm but schools are very uptight about what's considered a "distraction"
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Old 05-12-2017, 12:38 AM   #12
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They're not as noisy in real life, that's just the mic being real close to them for 'effect' or whatever. They're basically today's clackers, just a lot smaller and a hell of a lot less noisier.
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:53 AM   #13
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They're supposed to help with anxiety disorders and help kids focus better, but I think they're more of a distraction from lessons than anything. My mom thought about getting some for my nephews, but I told her that I could see them messing with them and not paying attention to their work like they should be.
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:56 AM   #14
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I heard some schools are banning these, because its causing distractions.
These things popped up out of nowhere this semester. I took one from a student yesterday. Its supposed to help people with ADHD but its become the second biggest distraction at the high school I work at aside form smart phones. Teens are going out of there way to order them. It seems like it was meant to help a specific group but became a trend among the overall.
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Yeah and you're going to confiscate it from someone that might need it? You sound like the teachers that'd try to take my sunglasses when I had a doctor's note for them.
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Yeah and you're going to confiscate it from someone that might need it? You sound like the teachers that'd try to take my sunglasses when I had a doctor's note for them.
Trust me, no one who has one of these things actually needs them. I've seen 4 confiscations already.
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Old 05-12-2017, 03:36 PM   #17
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Its a fad, Netkeeper. Most people that have them dont need them. Students were doing colonial America PowerPoint presentations yesterday. The student was using it like a spinner top and didn't put it up upon my request only to have it drop at the foot of a presenter so I picked it up and will give it back after he completes my final 10 days drom now.
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Old 05-12-2017, 03:46 PM   #18
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How dare those evil schools take away the one thing that helps special needs kids.

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Old 05-12-2017, 03:52 PM   #19
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How dare those evil schools take away the one thing that helps special needs kids.

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Yeah, for real. I'm sure there are more effective ways that are less distracting to everyone else. These things aren't even completely proven.
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Old 05-12-2017, 03:55 PM   #20
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Honestly, they're more distracting than "focusing".
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