Better Technology Means Better Education In recent years computers have opened many new opportunities for students and teachers. Technology has advanced past books and black boards. There are more and more computers going into schools everyday. With the world changing into a computer world teaching how do to use technology is necessary. With the new tools that teachers use learning for students is not only more interesting but, more fun.
A technological development throughout today’s society would be the history of developed computers. Computers claimed to be one of the fascinating inventions that made a person’s life interchange their daily routines. However, generations of computers have increased the amount of inventory at an exponential rate. In fact, computers performed the best and the simplest ways that accomplished a person’s deeds more quickly. As of today, computers developed a major economic improvement in today’s society.
Spell check has decreased peoples understanding of spelling and grammar. In past years schools made a point to teach grammar and spelling but having essays and papers written out by hand but in modern times schools lean towards typing up paper on computers and using spell check to fix any problems causing concern among parents and teachers. With the invention of the typewriter it became not how well an individual could write but how fast one could type. This was one of the first steps in a society that didn’t care about the quality of writing but how fast it could be done. Now in modern times with the advancements in computers knowing proper spelling and grammar of one’s own language have become very poor.
According to research published by the Washington Post, “In 2011… only 24 percent of students in eighth and 12th grades were proficient in writing” (Wexler). This is most likely due to the recent advances in modern technology. Because of these advances, many elementary schools have begun to consider putting less emphasis on teaching the basic handwriting fundamentals in order to focus on teaching typing and computer skills. Many educators and analysts agree that there are many beneficial by-products of instructing young students to fully develop their handwriting. However, there are also many who believe that in order for students keep up with the constant changes and growth in technology, they must be taught computer skills from early ages.
Reading and writing became a problem for me because I was not acquiring the knowledge as a second language learner. Being a second language learner was difficult because learning another language that is not my own was hard to comprehend. At home I spoke Hmong more than English and I found that my native language had impacted my English learning. My English literacy became broken and I used wrong tense and verb as I try to communicate with others. The reason was that I rarely communicate in English with my family, friends, or teachers because I am usually with my mother.
Technology has changed drastically since before the 1990’s. The first technological device to be created was the turntable (Richtel). Record turntables were not popular in classrooms; however, teachers checked them out from the school library. During this time period many schools did not have record turntables because they were very expensive. Today most technology devices that students use are very hands on and in the early 1990s students could not be close or touch the record turntables.
With the onset of technology, it is known that students write much more than ever before, but predominantly for purposes not academic in nature. New fears have surfaced on the quality of the writing compositio... ... middle of paper ... ...tudies have reported that the usage of acronyms and abbreviations by young people declines as they grow older, making it less likely to occur in the work of college students (Baron, 2004; Tagliamonte & Denis, 2008). Rosen et al. concurred with the finding, but noted that digital language usage declined as students were better educated making them more skilled at code-switching (2010). We had chosen pre-service teacher, as the focus for our study because of the extensive media attention that text language is a serious threat to traditional literacy, if not to be the language itself (Thurlow, 2006).
This act was passed with intentions from the government to provide Americans with a more superior education system. However, The No Child Left Behind Act carried many flaws which were left unseen to a vast majority of the public. This act limited American students by not allowing them to demonstrate their full academic potentials while proceeding in school. While the act was still fairly fresh, there was already evidence to prove that it had already gotten off to a bad beginning. For the crucial math and science courses, statistics showed minimal improvements which had begun around the time period in which the No Child Left Behind Act was passed.
Don’t think that you are smart and don’t need to learn more. Learning is no age limit, so just go ahead to learn more English language whether you are young or old. They can just follow these simple way to learn, English is not good is no longer an excuse. Therefore, the standard of English language among Malaysians would not be continuing decline, it will improve and get better soon.
Pros and Cons of Computer Technology In the last couple of decades, compute technology has expanded enormously and has become part of our daily lives. Many of us use computers at work, school and even at home. We are at the point where we can not return to our old lifestyles because we have accustomed ourselves to an easier way of life through computers. There are many advantages to working with computers as well as disadvantages. The implementation of computers in our society has helped facilitate our lives.