Student Ethics When it comes to the topic of student ethics, most of us will readily agree that it has gotten steadily worse in the digital age. Cell phones and computers have made cheating that much easier for high school students. Cheating has become an epidemic of the modern age. There are many reasons and ways that students cheat on their homework or tests. The decision can be intentional and planned days ahead of time or they can be as last minute as looking at the test next to them.
Students may become so engulfed in their devices that they “have never read one Mark Twain novel or Shakespeare play or Wordsworth poem, or a serious history of the United States; they are bad at science, useless at mathematics, and hopeless at writing” (Source E). If students start letting technology get a hold of their life then they will simply stop caring for learning because they can simply find the answer online. Why would one spend an hour learning a topic when they can just find the answer in under a minute? This could create a generation of know-nothings and end up impacting the economy as no one wants to hire such a person. With technology students will stop caring for the traditional subjects learned in school.
Student Ethics in the Digital Age: Rough Draft As Academic dishonesty has always roamed in the high schools, it 's getting harder to stop with the technology. Students are becoming more and more dishonest with the use of cellphones in class. Students cheat on assignments and tests using cellphones because it’s easy. Technology has become a useful resource the public has to offer today. With the advancement in technology, it provides an easier way to assist students in several ways in both high school and college.
While we have discussed the pros and positive effect that technology has had on education, now we will discuss a few cons as well. As technology – based information has had a profound effect on the way people can now educate themselves, the latter also had its demerits. Like most great advancements in modern technology, the internet’s purposes have been altered and are being used for nefarious acts such as plagiarism, invasion of privacy and content theft leading to academic dishonesty in the realm of education. Plagiarism is nothing new to the academic society, as nowadays students tend to ‘copy and paste’ from the internet in order to either please the teacher or to get rid of the assigned work. Furthermore, technology such as the internet has now created opportunities for students to become better cheaters and to digitally copy information from web based sources resulting in new challenges for the educators.
______________________________________________ Restate Argument/Claim (Thesis): Kids can’t get work done because they can’t get off their phones long enough to concentrate away from the distraction of technology. Answer (What would happen if your argument is/is not followed: Technology is one of the biggest distractions out there. It causes accidents, late work, makes kids fail in school and breaks families apart by taking away time from each other. If we didn’t have technology we could get more stuff done in class, save lives by staying off devices while driving and bring families closer
Brianna Townes Comp 1 Ratliff 10/22/14 Cheating in College According to the Boston Globe, cheating in college has remained the same since first measured in the 60’s. You would think that over the years, as much as our culture has changed it would have increased. Especially with how easy it is to look up and copy things off of the internet. There are several reasons why kids want to cheat but sometimes what they don’t realize is cheating comes with consequences. While this may or may not tell us a little something about ourselves or just people in general, it clearly indicates that whatever is being done to stop cheating isn’t working.
That was followed by sending emails (48.5 minutes), checking Facebook (38.6 minutes), surfing the Internet (34.4 minutes), and listening to music (26.9 minutes)” (Wood, N.G). I strongly agree Wood’s point that students spend most of their time on their technology and delay their school and colleges by giving other impossible excuses. They procrastinate their assignment and studies just to sort the internet by using their technologies. They try to satisfy themselves by watching their favorite videos and chatting with their friend the whole time. While forgetting things that can be more important than that.” Hard-wired for high speed, today’s young are entering school struggling with self-regulation and attention skills necessary for learning, eventually becoming significant behavior management problems for teachers in the classroom (Rowan, 2013).I agree that technology hasn’t been a good impact for students, it makes their way of behaving at home and school or college change and they make it even harder for teachers finding ways of dealing with them.
Prior to the internet students had limited ability to cheat, the increase in access has resulted in a peak of dishonesty in classwork. The ease of cheating isn 't just known by the student by the teacher and administrators too. In John Kielmans article, New Technology Lets Students Cheat More Than Ever, Carol Baker, curriculum director for science and music at School
The effects of cheating on college students can be long term and crucial to their education. Hongyan Jane, Ma Guofang Wan and Eric Yong Lu, authors of “Digital Cheating and Plagiarism in Schools” state a 2002 study found that on most campuses, 70% of the students admitted to some cheating in the past years . The authors are insisting that cheating is more common now days because of technology. Many college students are now used to touching a screen in order to learn instead of flipping a page. The laziness of cheating can drag onto more years of schooling if not stopped
A K-12 student learning from an older print textbook still learns the basics of anatomy, physics, algebra, geometry, and the US government. Overall, though advanced technology allows for technological devices to have some educational uses, such devices, like tablets, used in classrooms would only bring more harm than good. They can be hacked, be costly for schools, inevitably create distractions in the classroom, and their production brings much more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, being environmentally destructive and harmful to human health. Textbooks, although old and may be seen as outdated, still serve its purpose, which is bringing information and knowledge to students. They don’t cause the plethora of
Nicholas Carr argues in his article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” that the internet is changing the way we think and work for the worst.Many people disagree with this argument, and I think the internet is changing us, for the better. The internet has become a great resource in terms of education. It has allowed for communicating across the world intercultural experiences that used to be impossible. Lastly the the younger generation has grown up with the internet and is better suited for using it. Carr’s argument that the internet is making us stupid is very easy to argue when thinking about all the resources we have today.