In 2010, the British Broadcasting Corp. asked young students to post their responses to the question, “What inventions would make school life easier?” These select responses from 9- to 14-year-olds in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales affirm that kids everywhere usually have similar priorities.
“I think it would be AWESOME if there was an anti-bullying badge that everyone had to wear, and if it picked up any signs of bullying, it would report it to the head.”
“An invisible calculator!”
“We could all have these machines that helped you with the questions and the answers. I would call it the Great Machine.”
“I wouldn’t want any ‘high-tech gadgets,’ I prefer things the way they are. I learn fine with my pen and paper.”
“It’s GOT to be a homework machine!”