Chapter Summary Of 'They Say I Say'

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They Say, I Say: Chapter Thirteen Exercise 1: • Conventional wisdom claims that internet use is harmful for the brain, and that Americans, mostly millennials, spend too much time on social media and other forms of the Web. In Chapter Thirteen of “They Say\I Say”: IMHO, Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein explains the debate of social media and its effect on students’ ability to read, write, and communicate, also explain that conversations that occur on the Web are not real conversations. Technology is a tool; it should not overwhelm the user. The internet not a dynamic entity with malign or benign intent. The proper utilization of it, however, has improved educations and it should be viewed as a accomplishment of the human mind for improving the human mind. Technology, and most often the Internet, is construed as a malign unit, whose purpose is to corrupt and stultify thought. By contrast, it is sometimes portrayed as a benevolent object, who offers enlightenment. Neither of these portrayals grasp that technology is an inanimate thing. When a hammer slips and hits the carpenter’s thumb, he should not blame the hammer as having malicious intent. Namely, it was the user who was at fault. This analogy is simplistic considering the many nuances and factors of the technology, but the general gist remains identical. Technology is only a tool. It can …show more content…

Graff and Birkenstein argue that ‘the influence {of technology on education} is neither disastrous…..nor wonderfully revolutionary.’ They argue that However, there are a number of ways of technology can be used for good on education. Enhanced teaching is a common way. There are concepts that are better taught through illustration than dry theory. With technology, students can learn at home instead of in government schools, and they are able to learn at their unique pace, and process more information because it is readily available to

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