Today in the modern age of technology, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone without a cell phone. Everyone from grandmas to young children in middle school have a cell phone. American’s rely on their cell phones for their way of communication, whether it be via talk or text. Instances where people are in the same room but still text each other rather than talk aren’t so rare. As a college freshman I expected to receive a paper syllabus as the first official sign of college life, but instead was told to go view it on the internet from our cell phones.
We now use computers every day, as well as graphing calculators and other technological advances such as the scanner and the Internet. We use computers to do anything from typing English papers to checking our e-mail. My Grandparents never imagined things such as the computer, let alone the Internet. My Grandparents attended classes, such as basic math, English, reading, shop and science. The math they took is now compared to the math I took in the sixth grade.
The internet has been in existence for almost two decades and began to extend into schools about 15 years ago, first into universities and then into K-12. Did the internet revolutionize education? Not exactly, it did provide an opportunity to expand learning options for teachers and students who were fortunate enough to have internet access, a few computers, and appropriate guidance on usage. Often this took place in only one classroom and only one school within a system and did not become systemic throughout the school. There are many factors affecting this slow implementation of computing and communications technology in schools, including administrations with no knowledge of its value or no willingness to realign school budgets to include computational technology; insufficient in service professions development programs for teachers; a lack of specific curriculum benefits or of resources for teachers to use in their courses; deficient preservice preparation of teachers in technology or computation.
Currently I work at a daycare and have been working in the industry since I was a sophomore in high school. I have seen preschoolers fight over our classroom computer and beg parents for their phones or personal iPads when they get picked. Younger generations are starting to use technology and some kindergarten classes have made most of their curriculum electronically. Technology is an amazing concept and has benefited us in many ways. Personally I didn’t get the privilege to consistently use a computer until I was in the third grade.
He has written nineteen books including the article “High-Tech Parenting.” It appeared in The American Enterprise in January of 1998. Etzioni writes on how a relationship between parent and child is becoming nothing more than a virtual relationship. Time usually spent together at home over a homemade dinner is now time spent on the cell phone. I feel that the technology world is coming up with many new features for the parents to make it easier for them. Parents are being given the advantage of blankets to put their children to sleep instead of them having to do it themselves.
“Our generation doesn't ring the doorbell. They text or call to say they're outside,” this line is from one of the well-known social networks, Tweeter, which shows how the way of communication has change in this modern life. According to 2013 statistics by Business Insider, in United States alone, smartphone owners aged 18 to 24 send 2,022 texts per month on average — 67 texts on a daily basis — and receive another 1,831 texts (Cocotas). Nowadays, technology such as text messaging has practically replaced traditional face to face communication among the society primarily in young generations because texting allows messages to be sent fast and effortless. In order to quickly type what they are trying to say in text messaging, people are frequently using textspeak; the language created by using abbreviation rather than complete words.
With the advances of cell phones, people are connected to their phones. Without smart phones, people would be lost. The internet was nonexistent until the computer was invented which was in the 1940’s (“Internet”). By then, the network was growing. In 1972, users created what we call electronic mail, or e-mails.
Steve Mann, the world’s first cyborg who has been inventing wearable computers for twenty years, said that society has become cyborgs, a person whose abilities extend those of humans, through clothing, jewelry, and cell phones (Hylink 34). Ben Hylink illustrates that the populace is becoming more modern and innovative like technology itself. Another philosophy is “m-learning” or mobile learning, which discusses the implementation of cell phones, laptops, and other mobile devices in the learning environment. Through m-learning children are developing new literacies and skills (Sharples, Telan, and Vavula 87). M-learning can support a learning that is “situated, contextualized, and experimental with a specific domain,” supporting the creation of new substances (Kukulsa-Hulme and Traxter 30).
Cell phones, the invention which changed everyone’s lives. In this generation, everyone has cell phone including adults, teenagers and even young children but is it safe? Cell phones were first invented and made by Martin Cooper back in 1970s. He made cell phones so we can communicate with others while travelling in a car. After that people began to make certain types of cell phones for different purposes.
To the younger generation the device was simple and self-explanatory, my grandparents were puzzled, helpless and required to call technical support just to figure out how to turn on the VCR. The 1990s were a time where globalization reached its peak, and when science and technology started growing tremendously. That decade contributed to some of the most significant scientific findings and technological inventions in history. Now that I am an expert in technology I am able to compare and contrast the technology from 20 years ago to todays modern technology. The cell phone in your pocket today practicality does everything it took 10 devices to do in the 90s.Your cell phone is a CD player, hand held game, beeper and a television.