Hi, This is my fifth year in education and I am beyond exhausted. I am in a school which introduced electronic tablets (ipads) this year and is almost entirely paperless. I teach foreign language High school levels 1-3. The introduction of the electronic tablet to replace hardcopy textbooks has been, in my view, an utter disaster. I entered education to teach, and I am now no longer a teacher, but an IT specialist, with a secondary role as a part-time educator. I am constantly harassed by administrators who, though well-meaning, are recommending me on an almost daily basis to use "one more new app" which each time is "more wonderful" than the previous one. The students have now access during class time to video games, internet, messaging, airdropping, etc, and unless I am right behind them, I have no way of knowing they are focused on the lesson. Most homework is now turned in electronically. Students now have the ability to share their homework with the entire class at the touch of a button. Their entire capacity to focus on a task as well as their memorization skills have been shattered beyond repair due to the increasing habit of instant access to everything. The overall grade average of my level 1 students, those exposed to learning a foreign language for the first time, has dropped by 40%. They are simply, as a class, not capable of learning a foreign language anymore. Though I did adjust the grades somewhat to avoid failing an excessive number of students, I was called in to the Academic dean's office who informed me several parents had complained about the poor academic performance of their child. The dean specifically blamed me. I used to enjoy teaching because of the overall satisfaction I would get from having a whole class begin to express themselves in a foreign tongue. Now I don't have this anymore. No faculty ever criticizes the school's choice to introduce electronic tablets in the classroom. It's as if everyone is scared to voice a contrary opinion to the accepted opinion that electronic tablets in the classroom are the future of education. I don't understand. I must not be the only teacher who has trouble with this!? Who thinks that it is not working? That it may be a mistake? It's as if access to electronic devices in the classroom had disintegrated the students' ability to concentrate. The students are simply not learning anymore. I don't care about "a new app" that will do this that will do that. I am sick and fed up of this constant techno-babble speech. I feel I am part of this gigantic experiment to see if this new technology will function in the classroom. Administrators are not in the trenches. They do not understand how much the stress and tension is affecting my professional, emotional and even personal life. Every time the wireless network is interrupted, it will take me five minutes to get the textbook back online, with the loss of classroom attention, discipline, etc. In addition, in my school administrators will interrupt the classrooms with public announcements during classroom time. Yesterday they made TEN such interruptions, often two, or three minutes after the first bell of the beginning of the period.