Should computers be used in schools?
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In many cases, the answer is: poorly.
The report says:
Students who use computers very frequently at school get worse results
Students who use computers moderately at school, such as once or twice a week, have "somewhat better learning outcomes" than students who use computers rarely
The results show "no appreciable improvements" in reading, mathematics or science in the countries that had invested heavily in information technology
High achieving school systems such as South Korea and Shanghai in China have lower levels of computer use in school
Singapore, with only a moderate use of technology in school, is top for digital skills
When countries invest heavily in information and communication technology (ICT) in schools, "PISA results show no appreciable improvements in student achievement in reading, mathematics or science," according to the report. Some of the world"s top performers in math and digital reading, like Korea and Shanghai, have low rates of computer usage in school. Countries where students most often used technology for schoolwork saw an overall decline in reading scores from 2000 to 2012.
Contrary to popular wisdom, the heaviest media users reported spending a similar amount of time exercising as the light media users. Nonetheless, other studies have established a link between screen time and obesity.
While most of the young people in the study got good grades, 47 percent of the heaviest media users " those who consumed at least 16 hours a day " had mostly C"s or lower, compared with 23 percent of those who typically consumed media three hours a day or less. The heaviest media users were also more likely than the lightest users to report that they were bored or sad, or that they got into trouble, did not get along well with their parents and were not happy at school.
The study could not say whether the media use causes problems, or, rather, whether troubled youths turn to heavy media use.
Currently, I am in high school, I'm fine with the fact that we use computers everyday. However, I see kids that use them to not focus on their schoolwork and mainly use them for social media/video games.
Good news for the Class of 2018: There"s way more to the job market than just tech.
In fact, the hot jobs of 2018 through 2025 will include other fields such as health care; research and development, and sales and marketing " something to keep in mind as you begin your college years.
New opportunities for nontechies are being created by rapidly changing technology, according to a new report by Challenger Gray & Christmas.
"The way we use technology, where we use it, and what we do with technology is creating all types of opportunities, and you don"t have to be a computer science major to take advantage of them," Challenger, Gray CEO John Challenger told the Daily News.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeited. Pro argues that computer save time and that computer skills are required in the future, Con argues that schools who frequently use computers have worse results than those who do not. Con argues that computers can be used outside school and many major jobs don't require you to be an expert on the computer. Pro doesn't rebut.
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