Should elementary school students have a technology based curriculum, or be learning from iPads, laptops, etc. at such a young age?

Asked by: Silent_Z
  • It starts a job

    Children learning coding, like in Scratch, could create a job for them when they are older. They will also learn how to use technology for the better. We should have children learn about technology. That is why I wrote this short short short short short short short short short article.

  • Technology in an elementary school setting helps both the school and students.

    Using technology in an elementary school setting can help children adapt to new things quickly. These elementary students are exposed to technology in their homes, so it might make the it easier for them to use these things in the classroom. Besides, since these students are already exposed to such things at home, it wouldn't make a difference to incorporate things like that into their learning experience.
        Having one device instead of about six textbooks and stacks of paper makes it easier for someone to store and manipulate their work, especially if they are an elementary student-as keeping track of all of these documents could be difficult for someone so young. It is also efficiently harder to damage such a device (providing the school gives students a protective case for their device). One might argue that a student could lose the device and all of their work would be lost, but this is not a valid argument because a device allows students and teachers to store work and textbooks in places that are available from more than one source.
        Technology in an elementary school setting also provides teachers and the school. In the long run, these devices cost less than the massive amount of textbooks a school has to buy. Also, devices provide teachers with a better way to make students understand everything that they might say—which is important especially for elementary students. For example, a teacher could be talking in front of the classroom and also provide important visuals on the children's devices, so that students can better understand the subject that is being taught.
        Lastly, using devices can give teachers the option to tailor into a student's learning experience applications that a device can provide. These applications, such as educational games could help a teacher keep track of how fast a child is learning and what they do not understand, can provide entertainment for a child, and teach students at their own pace. There are several of these available for teachers, and they can really make a difference in what a child is learning-especially at an elementary age, where using games to learn is very common and proven to have positive effects.
        Using technology at a young age provides a child with the ability to quickly adapt, an easier way to store and manage documents, and provides a student with a learning experience that it more tailored to their specific needs. Therefore, I can confidently say that technology is very useful in even an elementary school setting.

  • Better methods of learning

    Simply remembering stuff out of a book is boring. Tablets make it much easier for curriculum developers to develop learning experiences where learning happens through doing stuff. This does not mean people will get stuck only playing games on a screen. Maybe you need to teach them to prioritize people over the machine because it's rude to ignore people when they want to interact with you. But human interaction will always be very important to people.

  • Too much exposure.

    Kids are going to be exposed to technology at home at the very least, and definitely by the time they hit middle-school. It's not healthy to raise them in front of a screen their whole life. You could say that our generation (I'm in high-school) grew up in front of phones and computers, but we had other ways to pass the time. We were the "in-between" generation. We got technology while it was growing, but still lived well without much of it. With children now a-days, they have their noses buried in phones and computers everywhere they go, at home, in the schools, in the car, everywhere. That's not how you grow-up.

  • I agree with it.

    Children are too young and should not be exposed to this much of technology from the start of their lives. It will not only challenge their eyesight and health but also their self-sufficiency. It will also lead them to become the "slaves of the screens".
    - VS 453 . .

  • Children is too young to be used technology

    These days, because of the complexities of the world, technology is significant and essential. However it includes many drawbacks, especially for children. Children use technology and find many benefits but not for studying. They might be influenced by games, chatting, etc. As a result, they will be materialistic. Some children think that iPads, laptops,etc are more important than anything else. They just use them for playing. The statistic shows that the percentage of the children who use technology for playing is more than 50%. In my opinion, using technology for studying is a good idea but it is too early to introduce children to use this.

  • Yes and No

    There's a limit to how much technology. Yes, a laptop is OK but kids are already exposed to so much technology! Plus, as the years grow, even MORE technology! Kids will forget how to play outside and only play on there iPad and electronics!

    Schools might introduce the technology world to kids and get them addicted! Yeah and MORE electronics will definitely help the huge problem with child obesity right? Sitting around on a phone really helps...

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