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  • Schools need technology.

    Technology is a great education tool. First of all you can't spell teach without tech. Kids will be more interested in learning, the won't have to carry around big bags anymore, and technology is so easy to use. We can type much faster than we can hand-write. We will learn better with fun activities rather than boring lectures. I would rather carry around a small computer than lots of binders

  • Distraction, reduces the amount learned, and has technical difficulties.

    While in some cases it is important and beneficial to have technology in education, such as computer, more technology than what is already available shouldn't be used. Many people believe that with more technology, students will easily comply and learn much more efficiently. However, this isn't the case. My school implemented iPads this year to all 2,000 students. It's true these have been beneficial in some ways, but overall they have been quite unnecessary and confusing. For most students, they use the iPads for games and surfing the internet, and even though this is acceptable during their free time (which they would probably be spending doing something similar to that already), it obviously isn't during school. But, still, the students ignore teachers because of their new distraction.
    By having the world's information at your fingertips, it is super simple to obtain that information. However, students often abuse this privilege and just look up answers to things, not actually gaining the information.
    Many times, technical difficulties arise because technology isn't perfect, like everything. But with technology, these difficulties are more frequent and are more difficult to fix.

  • Makes them dependent on it.

    Long ago, before technology, Once upon a time, people created their meals, clothing and homes from raw materials. To survive, we needed many skills. Over time, technology grew and grew. The more it grew, the more people used it in place of doing the job themselves. Today, most people in technically advanced areas lack the skills that once where needed. Instead, they rely on the technology. If something were to happen that they loose the technology, like a power outage, their lives are put on hold till the power comes back.

    When I was in school, pocket calculators were fairly new. Even though they were around, kids were not allowed to use them in school or for homework. Today, kids are not only using them for class but also computers. As a result, they have become dependent on them. I have noticed that whenever a teen or young adult is posed a math question, they have a hard time getting a correct answer without technology. Have you seen the handwriting of a teen today? It looks like a second grader wrote it. I hear that some schools don't even bother teaching cursive. If we continue down this path, kids will never learn the basic skills.

  • No, schools should not be more technology based.

    Now more technology would continue to make things easier for teachers and students, but it would limit real face to face communication and weaken our social skills as a whole. Plus most humans are just too into their technological devices. Many teenagers if put in a room with strangers keep their eyes glued to their cell phone to avoid awkwardness, take it away and they have a panic attack. We need to start getting at spirituality and independent thinking more so than we do technology.


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