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Old 05-13-2017, 09:53 AM   #41
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If you find them distracting, then you don't have the problem they were designed to correct.
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Old 05-13-2017, 11:27 AM   #42
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If you find them distracting, then you don't have the problem they were designed to correct.
Exactly, so they shouldn't be used in classrooms, where most people would find them distracting.
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Exactly, so they shouldn't be used in classrooms, where most people would find them distracting.
So people who do need them shouldn't be allowed to learn?
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Old 05-13-2017, 11:45 AM   #44
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Old 05-13-2017, 11:47 AM   #45
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Wow. Everything is a social-political issue now. The internet was a f*cking mistake.

Just pathetic.
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Old 05-13-2017, 11:52 AM   #46
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Old 05-13-2017, 11:58 AM   #47
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So people who do need them shouldn't be allowed to learn?
They need to find something else. Sucks, but their learning shouldn't come at the expense of everyone else's learning. Besides, like it's been mentioned, these things need more research.

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Old 05-13-2017, 12:27 PM   #48
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I wonder if a "medical" spinner is less noisy then the one at the toy store. Or if it's as distracting as people say, or they're just being mean-spirited. Cause one of my classmates back in 1-5 grade had learning disability and had her own computer, and those old computers in the 90's made a whole lotta noise, no complaints.
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Yeah, I'm curious about that too.
Then again, I'm easily rankled by the whole, "distracted" excuse for why things aren't allowed in school. Mostly because I hear it being used as away to police what girls are wearing.
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Old 05-13-2017, 02:17 PM   #50
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Ankles and shoulders can be very distracting.
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Old 05-13-2017, 03:25 PM   #51
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I don't really see how these things would keep someone focused really. I can see how they would be soothing, but I think what they need to do is have the kids who need them go to a quiet room and use them so they don't deter the other students who don't need them. And students who don't need them shouldn't even have them.
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They're loud as f*ck. Stop talking about sh*t you don't understand.
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Old 05-13-2017, 03:30 PM   #53
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I wasn't aware that they made a noise. I thought they were just spinners that made no noise. But if they do make a loud noise, then I definitely understand how they can be really distracting.
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They're loud as f*ck. Stop talking about sh*t you don't understand.
Not the one one kid had with her at the store I work at, but okay.
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Old 05-13-2017, 03:41 PM   #55
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Maybe it depends on how fast you spin it to how loud it is? I've never dealt with them so I wouldn't know. I saw a piece about them on The Today Show and it did seem noisy from what I heard.
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Not the one one kid had with her at the store I work at, but okay.
Obviously not in a store. In a classroom? Yeah.
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Are they a big thing where you go, Snake?

Friend of mine is a high school teacher, says they drive her nuts.
Almost as nuts as cellphones.
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Are they a big thing where you go, Snake?

Friend of mine is a high school teacher, says they drive her nuts.
Almost as nuts as cellphones.
Huge. I know maybe 5 people who don't have one.
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Old 05-13-2017, 06:06 PM   #59
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Kind of sounds like the fads such as the slap bracelets and Tamagotchi/GigaPet phases we had back in the day.
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Old 05-13-2017, 07:37 PM   #60
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Ohhkay, things got a bit heated in here...

I've heard of people using lil gadgets to deal with stress. My brother used to transport people with different disabilities to appointments and whatnot. He used to explain how music would help people with stuff, fidget cubes, gum, anything to help them. I'm a horrible pen clicker when I'm agitated.



I remember the tamagotchi days and the snap bracelets, and even further back when people would flip Pogs at their desks (god, I'm old...). I'm thinking along the same line as Candy Kappa, if the manufacturing quality of the spinners affect the spinner being noisy or not...
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