should schools do more to incorporate technology into education?
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my argument is that schools should incorporate technology into ordinary lessons rather than just lessons on how to use a computer. people say that schools prepare us for the future, but they often don't try to make technology a part of the learning process. I understand that some pupils do not have phones, but most schools own Ipads now so why not let the ones who do not own phones use those, whilst letting those with phones use them in lessons? I have seen a lot of articles recently about schools not being able to afford computers, but why buy them when most pupils have a far superior piece of equipment in their pockets? teachers and officials will say that phones in a classroom are a distraction, but everything in a classroom is a distraction anyway. How many people have, instead of using a dictionary in school to find the definition of the word "establishment" have looked up something like "bathroom" or "toilet"?
Suppose that every student in the class is given an iPad to assist them with learning, they could use it to follow the teachers power point, or rather play a game in class.
Unfortunately students are far to likely to do the latter. Perhaps if they were forced to pay attention, an ounce of curiosity might spark inside them, causing them to want to learn and thus then further their education.
Schools and teachers must foster and cultivate curiosity, not beat it out of students...
Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for science intact." "Carl Sagan
What your proposing surely would if anything further detach and deteriorate the relationship between teacher and student.
So the student in your world would instead of asking the teacher for questions and instead of the teacher working and explaining and holding class discussions.... Would benefit more from having a screen placed in front of him and that's that.
Learning like change must come from the inside, the desire to learn must be inspired, curiosity must be inspired.... this is the true challenge of a teacher, and a teacher at least for now does it better than any technology....
Students would currently more likely than not either figure out away around the system, or simply pretend to pay attention if forced to, yet they would likely not actually learn since they would harbor some resentment for being stuck in a boring class they just tried to not pay attention to...It's an insurmountable task to FORCE learning...
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