Providing the students with a computer in all aspects of their lives, contributed to the study to determine if technology should play a role in education. The results by the end of the study provided positive feedback. At the start of the study many people feared that the computers would distract the children or negatively impact their learning. They feared computers would result in children becoming anti-social. Also it was thought that computers would constrict their creativity and discourage the traditional way of teaching.
Schools have installed filters, but they sometimes are unable to prevent all inappropriate material from being viewed. Many teachers complain that the internet allows plagiarism and all out cheating with access to pre-made term and research papers (where do you think this paper came from). Many critics of the educational system also point out that often students only like to use computers to access information. They don’t like to use computers for their many other uses like complicated math problems or construction of spreadsheets. Unfortunately, this seems to be true computers need to be used across the curriculum not just for research projects.
These technologies have caused many different opinions from parents and students. Some people think that they cause distraction and schools should stick to paper and pencil, while others believe that they are needed in such a tech savvy world. The technology gives a surplus of freedom to students, but also places
Rather than concentrating on doing one thing at time, students divide their attention in many activities, such as doing your homework while playing video game and texting when listening to lecture in class. Researchers founded multitasking can divide attention between several tasks that can confuse the brain and have negative effects on student’s grade. When switching between tasks to task it can decreases the level of activities that are done at the same time. Researchers believe that students depend on technology more. Multitasking can be stressful on students because they lose focus on their work.
I’m curious to find out if the technology available today is helping students le... ... middle of paper ... ...y that doesn’t replace knowledge, but reinforces it. As a high school teacher I will tell my students to never rely on spell check because it will often steer you wrong. Technology is great, but students still have to have the know-how without it. Oftentimes, spell check becomes a way for a student to avoid learning how language works. When a student is presented with unfamiliar material, they don't know how to parse what they are reading.
When there are a large majority of children and/or teens that do not want to go to school, and are given tools to be rebellious so easily, what is going to stop them? Aside, who really wants to sit through the same autonomous paper typing over and over again... ... middle of paper ... ...ass. School administrators should remember not to force technology into their curriculum unless they are confident in the student 's ability to learn and correctly recall information presented. When students have no desire to learn and are given tools to distract themselves technology hurts them, or rather their test scores, more than students who learn with book or oral based teaching because the absence of distraction. Computers and iPads are very difficult to repair or replace compared to books, and because most people are not yet “technologically literate” enough to perform basic tasks for the maintenance of their computer, then it would just be easier to use books.
It can take away the learning time because some teachers may not be experienced with the technology and that makes them take up class time due to technical difficulties. Using the computer for education can get the students distracted because they are used to playing games on the computer and they won’t take their school work as serious. “Most educators will expend the effort needed to integrate technology into instruction when, and only when, they are convinced that there will be significant payoffs in terms of student learning outcom... ... middle of paper ... ...any technological device out there. Textbooks will always be the best way for every student to get the education they deserve. Work cited MacDonald, Lucy.
The idea of the iPad is great and if used correctly could be very beneficial, but all the extra amusement that comes along with it can diminish the learning aspect. Students get distracted, confused, and careless when having an iPad during class. iPads should be used outside of the classroom. Books, pencils, paper, and focus are the school materials that help one succeed. iPads cause distraction, ruin the students ability to think for themselves, and bring on a lot of other unneeded issues.
The combination of this technology and education can create a more advanced learning environment. In order to accomplish a higher order of thinking skills such as critical thinking, the application of this technology must be integrated into school’s curriculum. This paper will describe the impacts of information technology on education through the experience of students and the teachers. Technological advances have brought education an easiest way to develop the students more and more. If we look back years ago, computers were not really common inside the classrooms.
Children don’t know the meaning of a word or the spelling. They don’t even know how to use grammar properly in their writing. I disagree with this because students need all this information to be easily accessible to strive in the advancements in their education. In the essay Technology and Education: Current and Future Trends, by Phillip Molebash, he states that “to prepare students to be lifelong learners requires a new approach to teaching, one in which students are taught how to learn on their own” (M... ... middle of paper ... ...ut teaching students and teachers how to use the equipment used. Though with all these advantages that technology provides to a person’s education, society should be able to at least learn the basic knowledge of how each source of technology is used and functions.