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Some people in my class can barely use a computer- some people don't know some basics, like using Excel or even making a graph in Word. Why? Because schools can't simply put in a computer lab and students can't get used to using one. Using a computer is necessary to the future.
Most jobs today would help if you were good with computers. You can impress a boss with high speed typing (i dont mean you have to be able to type like sonic speed). Plus some kids have low dexterity making it hard to write. Plus not everyone has a computer they can always have access to.
Yes, I think that computer labs are necessary in schools. Students need access to all different kinds of technology in schools, and having and letting students have access to computer labs is one way to do that. Too many students cannot get access to computers and having computer labs would alleviate this.
Technology is something that will continue to evolve and students need to learn how to use it or if they need to use it to type up a paper. As kids today have access to the internet at home, they should be taught how to use it in school. Fifty-words.
In my personal experience working in the field of IT for the last 8 years, it's increasingly alarming coming across individuals that are in my generation and younger unable to grasp simple functions of a computer (i.E. Rebooting, installing/uninstalling a program, printing etc.). I believe that computer labs are a crucial element that public schools should have available to their students in order that when they are in the workplace, they are somewhat familiar with operating a PC. Seeing that almost all business industries (i.E. Automobile, construction, technical drafting, etc.) are someway connected with using or needing the use of PCs, I feel it is very important that students are exposed on how to use a PC.
Schools are wasting their money trying to get new, advance computers. As if that'll changing anything, our children have been slacking off, they seem to be drawn away from doing their work when come the time in face with a computer. Either they'll be on any other site other than doing what they were meant to be doing while using the computer. Why waste the school money for something that will not be used for the right objective.
The world is heading to a 1 to 1 model for technology with laptops and mobile devices and cloud based storage. Labs are like the old typewriters set in rows. I have even seen laptops in rows. They need to be in classrooms where the learning takes place and used for all learning areas.