Although she mainly focuses on the positive she also contradicts herself and mentions some negative aspects. “Twenty-plus years ago, high school students didn’t have the Internet to store their trivia”(Goldwasser 238). Those unfamiliar with this school of thought may be interest to know that it basically boils down to the fact that over the years the Internet has become a necessity in ones life. Although the Internet provides sufficient information, and has proved to be a valuable resource, there must come a point where one can draw the line on spending too much time on the computer. Internet addiction has become a serious issue in society today because it causes people to neglect work, social relationships, and, in some cases it could alters one’s health.
The government is also placing pressure on schools to improve technology in the classrooms so that Americans can compete, along with helping prepare successful employees to help improve the economy in the future. These pressures are welcomed however, as schools are eager to improve their current use of technology in the classroom. But why are schools so eager to improve their use technology? And why is there so much importance placed on educating today's students with modern technology? The answer is simple: because technology has such a positive impact on education, and in so many ways.
“Mobile phone is seen as one of the greatest innovations both in developed and developing countries. Advancements in mobile phones enable its users not just to communicate but also to use different applications such as camera, internet, music player, games, social media etc.” (I§IKLAR 2013) Students in high school have not fully matured. They don’t understand responsibility and are easily influenced. Giving them this level of technology during class and school can bring about many problems. High school students should not be allowed to have and carry cellphones to school because they can cause distractions, promote cheating and students cause unnecessary issues.
“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity" (Einstein). For years now, technology has been taking our world by storm. Like most other technological advances, the cell phone has made life easier by connecting people from all across the globe. But the cell phone has also become a nuisance, now that there are countless applications at your fingertips. With all this high-tech data in one small device, students should not be allowed to use their phones during the school day because they are distracting, promote cheating, and can encourage theft.
Change is constant.” This is absolutely why education must not just keep up with the times; it must surpass it and be as innovative as an edu... ... middle of paper ... ...t aspect because students have the ability to see what their peers are doing and parents and educators are able stay informed and involved with a student’s current status. All of these achievements are progress. It is so important to keep progress evolving and keep education technologies modernizing. Technology in education has advantages that help educate children efficiently. Even though, there are opponents who have concerns that too much is happening, too fast, and that children’s attention spans are too short already, many proponents believe introducing electronics to students will enhance their desire to participate and excel, along with allowing easier access for parents and educators to be involved and stay up to date.
Some people argue that cell phones are helping them learn more, and are helping them to contact their family in emergencies because it is always with them and is fast. However, they do not realize that cell phones are not helping them learn. Students are not learning if they are using their phone in their class. When it comes to contacting family in emergencies, the student can use the teacher’s phone that is provided on the desk in case of emergency. Years ago, there was no technology like cell phones, but these days’ students cannot go anywhere without their cell phone because they are so addicted to it.
In order to make a change and ready students to be technological leaders of the future, the public school system must use the best teachers for their students. Students need to understand that knowledge in technology could benefit their lives much more than popularity. In order to keep its rank, this country must become the great technologically innovative machine it has been in the past. If not, there will always be countries creeping up, attempting to become the number one country in technological innovation.
To conclude, parents should try their absolute best to help reduce the amount of time their children use their cell phones – although it might be very challenging. This is because cellular devices can influence teenager’s social skills like the English teacher at Troy high school had mentioned. Furthermore, mobile phones can increase the laziness of young adults such as Amanda Palasky’s daughter Heather and her chores around the house. Lastly, like studies have shown, wireless telephones could cause various health problems in teens like Myopia. Therefore, think of how much time would be saved if teens and their parents knew about the repercussions cell phones could lead to.
Because of opportunities for development of skills necessary post-graduation, environmental benefit, and more efficient learning causing an increase in student performance, technology based learning should replace traditional methods of education. One problem when it comes to replacing traditional methods of education with technology based learning would be that transferring every single school to a technology based system would take a considerable amount of time, energy and training. Especially in todays economy, it does not seem realistic to supply every student in the United States with a laptop or tablet; also training every teacher how to utilize the technology would take a large amount of effort. However, a gradual move toward technology based learning methods is much more realistic, and has already begun. Many schools have already began utilizing laptops and iPads in everyday class; programs have been developed to help ease the switch from paper to technology; and a considerable amount of funding for educational technology already exists, thirty-five percent contributed by the federal government (Honey 76).
Do you hear that clicking sound? No on it's not the sound of old people's joints, it the sound of students getting an education. While becoming more and more common, the use of technology in education remains debatable. The facts, on how involving technology in school is highly beneficial, speak for themselves. Supporters of the use of technology in schools focus on convenience of technology that help to equalize educational opportunities for students, It's cost effectiveness and how learning has enhanced since the involvement of technology in schools.