My Computer Ate It: 20 Technology-Related Homework Excuses

Online backup service Mozy recently conducted a survey of 1,000 students and 500 teachers to better understand how technology is affecting the educational process.

Online backup service Mozy recently conducted a survey of 1,000 students and 500 teachers to better understand how technology is affecting the educational process.

One interesting finding was how students are increasingly blaming technology for missing, late or incorrect homework.

From the study, the top twenty excuses:

1. I emailed it to you, but I got a bounce-back email

2. I finished my homework but then I deleted it by accident

3. The dog ate it

4. My computer crashed and I lost it

5. My printer broke

6. I finished my homework but was unable to save it

7. My printer ran out of ink

8. My internet was down so I couldn’t do any research or access assignment

9. I spilt my drink on the computer and it broke

10. My house was burgled and my computer was nicked

11. I couldn’t connect my laptop to a printer

12. My computer was hacked and a virus destroyed my hard-drive

13. Windows Vista crashed my laptop and deleted the programme

14. Spilt my dinner over it

15. I lost my laptop

16. Accidently stuck it in the washing machine

17. It fell out of my bag as I walked to school

18. The letters on my keyboard have worn out so couldn’t type

19. Blew out of my hand

20. I put it on top of the TV and the TV blew up

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