Technology has changed over time and we now have created things that are unbelievable. Even though that’s a good thing, it has its bad things. For example to much video games is bad for you and the reason that we like it so much is that we have the technology to make it look so realistic to the point that you think that it 's reality. Kids/ students then become very addicted to playing video games. And, keeping up with all the new and updated electronic systems can get very expensive. All that money could be saved up and used for their college funds so when it’s that time in their life they are not struggling trying to find scholarships. Another way that technology has affected literacy is by the way we text and use shorthand. Even though shorthand is useful in taking notes in class, but shorthand is not supposed to be used in essays. Students forget to revise their work and make sure they didn’t use any shorthand in their essay. Today’s students are living in …show more content…
I am also using this article “Technology helps make language click for students” to give me information on how the students speech has changed due to technology. I am also using another research paper to help me get more information on what all I need to have on my actually paper at the end. I might add more sources later on when writing the research paper itself if I need more information. I want to make it known to people around the world how literacy is being changed due to the fact that technology is taking over our kid’s lives. Especially that they the kid’s/students would rather watch a movie than read the book or novel. I choose this to inform the parents that they might be losing their kids to technology if they don’t make sure that they use it
As technology grow and increasingly gets bigger and and better people are finding new ways to harness that information and use it to their advantage and learn from it. Clive Thompson suggests that technology is even helping literacy and this young generation. He states that “Young people write far more than any generation before them”(Source 7). You can thank Twitter and Facebook for the mass amount of posts and writing from teens. Thompson followingly says that “students were remarkably adept at what rhetoricians call kairos - addressing their audience and adapting their tone and technique to best get their point across.(Source 7)
Could you imagine just scrolling through your phone one day and finding a news article saying that musicals have been censored and banned? Or flip flops? It would be very bizarre to have to go through life after experencing something that was now censored. What is even more weird is the affect it could have on the world though. It is strange to think about how such a small, normal thing could be taken away and have a massive affect on how the world works.
Stepping outside, a person in the United States can instantly see how prevalent a role technology has in our lives. From the smart phones that connect people globally trough a few touches on the screen, to the airplanes roaring across the sky, the astounding capabilities and convenience that technology offers is unmatched. In “Why literature matters”, an article from the New York Times Corporation by Dana Gioia, Gioia explores how living in the high-tech 21st century has unfortunately deteriorated the percentage of Americans who read literature. Gioia is able to sway his audience to devote more time to the simple task of reading works of intellectual value through fearful diction and compelling consequences associated with being illiterate. Through his article, Gioia implements fearful diction to express his concern that America’s future is in the hands of those who are less informed and comprehending of situations; economic and social.
In order to become less reliant on technology, society must learn to adapt without it. Society has become very reliant on technology that people do not learn. In the book the Eleventh Plague, a book about a post apocalyptic America, people were very reliant on technology much like today’s society but learned to adapt when it wasn’t available. In Fahrenheit 451 citizens struggle to control their technology use. In Fahrenheit 451, one of Bradbury’s biggest concerns regarding technology in society is that it will hinder socializing, parenting, and education.
“Technology can be a useful servant but a dangerous master”(Lange). New and advanced technology is seen as beneficial for society but how come the dangers are never talked about? Relatively helpful technology, such as cars, phones, and even AI are all capable of harming individuals. Steven Pinkers “Mind over Mass Media” talks about how technology can be a useful tool for society however , it can also become distracting and addictive.
Authors do a review of literature on the topic of at risk students to see if technology will help them excel in writing and reading. Researchers included many factors that needed to be considered before making a decision about the benefits of using technology with at-risk students. The data can be used in either a qualitative or quantitative study in the future. Castek, J., Hartman, D. J., Leu, D. J., Coiro, J., Henry, L. A., & Zawilinski, L. (2007). Thinking about our future as researchers:
technology literacy changes on 1980, it meant knowing how to program code. In 1995, it meant knowing how to work basic tools like word processing and spreadsheets.technology literacy is much richer and more complex because there is more information available than ever before. And the tools for finding, using and creating information are rapidly becoming more diverse and
Over time Americans have become less literate due to the experiences they have endured as well as the technology acquired through time. Technology has affected the American culture by aiding research, health care and even education. It may therefore come as no surprise that some people may find various technological advancements as negative since they require less human effort and thinking. Some may even argue that inventions such as the cell phone or even the internet have all aided in child obesity, lower grades, and lack of knowledge when it comes to learning the “old fashioned way”. When it comes down to literacy, it depends on which of the various definitions of literacy is used.
Technology has always been progressing thus it is rampant in our society today. We use technology; depend on technology in our daily life and our needs and demands for technology keep on rising (Ramey, 2012). Wherever you look, you will see people holding different kinds of technology like cell phone, laptop, tablets and etc. It appears to most of us that technology is a necessity to the point where we can no longer live without it. According to Gavin (2013), technology moves at a rapid pace, and can be hard to keep up with at times.
Technology has made people dependent on it, gullible, and lose verbal skills, which has led to a naïve world. Getting information has never been easier than it is today. People simply need to type into Google what they wish to know, and there is the answer. They now rely on technology to help get information easier. Before technology became what it is today, finding an answer would require research and thinking for oneself.
The world today is overflowing with technological gizmos which have greatly affected the lives of people. People have become overly dependent on technology. The technology seems to have control over our lives. Over the last decade, it has done nothing but become more advance from day to day. Gadgets such as computers, smart phones, and television have been invented over time to make our lives easier and more convenience.
Nowadays, the world has changed. The world now are modern because of the power of technology. People may not have a good life without this technology because of people nowadays are dependence on technology mostly. As we know,the technology are created to make our life more better, easier and comfortable. We admitted that the technology are giving us a lot of benefits,but we has also realise that the technology can give bad effect for us.