Some people may believe this because they may think that technology is taking over our lives. “kids (and adults) who always have their heads in their phones, tablets or laptops lack imaginative activities that help to promote creativity” ( Katie 1). Kids are glued to their phones and are not connected with the real world. They are so consumed with their technology that they don’t know what’s going on around them. Studies show that we need more time for daydreaming because it boosts our creativity.
While technology has made lives easier, it has also altered the way children think and learn; which, in turn, means the way we teach must be altered as well. By teaching students using old methods of educating, we are not just hindering students from learning more and learning faster, we are also robbing them of the chance to learn & hone the 21st Century Skills they will need to be successful in the world today. John Dewey said, “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” I could not agree more. The majority of students today have been learning via technology since they were able to hold a toy. Educational toys are huge in the marketplace today,
Smartphones: Connects Long Distant, Disconnects Reality In the last twenty years, technology has become a worldwide phenomenon; becoming a trademark in all our lives and our homes. From smartphones and iPad to Google Home and smartwatches, we allowed technology to get the best of us, we use gadgets and widgets for just about everything without a push of the button, we can just use the sound of our voice. But the ones who suffered the most with the technology kick is… Teens. Adolescence has become so enticed and enhanced with technology that parents and teachers have a difficult time trying to get them to pay attention and keep it out of their hands and their sight. Statistic show that 73% of all teens have access to a smartphone, on average, they send about 30 texts a day.
After years of struggle between teachers and Students and the use of these smart phones in school, new educational trends are actually encouraging the use of these devices” This is another way of stating, smart phones are already a part of the school system and they aren’t going anywhere. With that being said, teachers should take advantage of this and just use them towards their own, and the Students
One of the field were affected by arrival of technology is the way of interaction and communication. There are several improvements in life because of the positive effect of technology. Human life have become more convenient with the internet we can shop and work dwelling our house without going anywhere. With the help of telecommunication and electronic mails it gives a chance to get along with each other. For example, most teenagers talk to their friend via Facebook, WhatsApp or others using video call, voice messenger.
For example, when one’s were asked to make a travelling destination brochure to attract the tourist to travel to their tourism centre. Therefore, by using the technology, one’s can create an attractive brochure because there are many fabulous designs that one’s can choose and it would be even more worthy if they could transform the designs by adding their own ideas to show off their creativity and innovative skills. The same thing goes for the other affairs. People may gather the ideas from the Internet and convert them to makes it more outstanding. William Pollard who was a clergyman have said “Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement.
Moreover, with supporting of cable TV, TV has many channels playing all day so children can watch any time they want in their bedroom. There are many programs which attract children easily such as cartoons, game shows, the TV shows, films...For this reasons children are easily addicted to watching them. Indeed, many parents have complained that their children depend on TV too much. Their kids prefer to spend almost of their time to view the screen than do others things even they can watch 4 or 5 hours per day. Sometimes they get easily upset or angry if they can 't watch TV, and they do not care about what happen around them.
The article $211 Billion and So Much to Buy American Youths, the New Big Spenders states that these new technologies are more accessible; you can easily click a mouse or touch a screen…” Tweens spend 8.4 hours engaged versus teens who spend 12.6 hours engaged with media per day.” Most of the media intake of teens consists of surfing the web, watching television, and playing video games or listening to music. Think back to last time you watched TV or browsed the web. Think of how many ads you saw for fast food, drinks, apps, games or TV shows that were not appropriate for adolescents. Facts about Marketing to Children states the average American kid sees 100 TV commercials a day and up to 40,000 a year. The American Psychology Association (APA) suggests limits on ads that are geared to children under the age of eight children because they are not able to comprehend televised ad messages.
It plays vital role children acquiring knowledge about products, brands, advertising, pricing, decision making skills, attitude, shopping and parental influence. In other words, television plays a detrimental role in the consumer socialization of children by making them well informed and knowledgeable consumers to deal with tough and complex business interactions in the dynamic business environment. Though, there has been a lot of academic debate regarding the positive or harmful impact of television on the children, but it cannot be denied that the modern day children are very much “television literate”. (The term ‘television literacy’ has been coined by Shaffer (2005).) Children below the age of 8 or 9 will be unable to decipher and understand whatever they see in the television advertisement but they may remember and identify few things case by case.
I warned my kids and told them that the TV belonged to me for the next couple of hours, so they should find something else to do. Of course they went back to their cell phones and iPods. I made myself a hot cup of coffee with my special french vanilla creamer and I sat on the couch with the remote in my hand. I was so excited! As I turned on the TV, the first thing that came on was Adam Levine talking about his acne issues.