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RuneKyton
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Should we modernize schools with more technology?

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Started: 4/21/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ACE_1945

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My school has recently modernized the whole system. It feels like we need an electrician for every few classes. Our 'computer lab' is now a large number of Google Chrome computers (estimate 150) with only 12 actual computers. Nearly every subject requires us to work on these, but without internet they will not work. If one day we do end up having internet connection issues, only 12 computers can be accessed. For myself and some others I've talked to, we have difficulty staying focused around electronics of any sort. Teachers now have to get assistance with all this technology as well. With all of this in play, is it really necessary to modernize this much?
RuneKyton

Pro

Modernizing the every day classroom has its ups and downs, but overall is a benefit to the students, as well as the teachers.

For the students, there is access to limitless information on literally any topic at their finger tips, which can be utilized in many differing ways. They can write a research paper from the info they find online, and it is arguably easier than using a dusty old Encyclopedia. (nothing against encyclopedias, of course)

For teachers, modern technology gives them a chance to enhance the learning experience for their students, therefore enticing the interest of those they are teaching.

What you say is true; technology can be extremely distracting at times, especially if it's being used at inappropriate times. But that is just a small sacrifice for such an advantage in the learning and instructing fields.
Debate Round No. 1
ACE_1945

Con

Many teachers are finding it difficult to teach and the only way to print anything off becomes excessively time consuming. My math teacher is continually walking back and forth between the electronic board and the computer because the board is constantly uncalibrated. Teachers and students now have an eight minute process for what should be half a minute to print.

The English teachers are always having to go out and collect their students from computers. This seriously cuts time out for the students needing one on one teaching.

The price of a few students is large when it's one third of a class, or one third of the grade, not working and are falling behind. Majority of students would still prefer, in highschool, to write essays on paper instead of typing. It is simply easier to focus and get the work done than looking at a screen. This is a very popular belief at the school I attend.
RuneKyton

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Debate Round No. 2
ACE_1945

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Debate Round No. 3
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