Why cursive? Educational policymakers pose this question as they face the increasingly digital and app-based twenty-first century, a world in which the curls and flourishes of longhand seem increasingly outmoded. But I pulled out my favorite pen and thought of ten reasons. 1. Cursive Helps People Integrate Knowledge
Should schools ban the use of technology? Does technology improve the human condition or worsens it? Numerous parents and teachers are concerned the use of technology during school hours is affecting students time of learning. A group of teachers and parents came together to discuss the topic and concluded with the debate if schools should partake in “ Shut Your Screen Week”. The real question is should our school participate or not?
Are our communication skills declining due to the vast internet use? Technology has given individuals the ability to do things that would otherwise be considered impossible. However, while technology has provided the ability to communicate with people halfway across the world and opened a comfortable space for teens, it is believed to have affected not just the interaction among others, but furthermore writing skills. Although technology and communication has given individuals the ability to do things that would not have been done before, writing online has had a negative impact on a person’s writing skills which can be proven through the writings of Malcolm X, Gannon, and Daum.
Carr opens up his argument with his personal struggle to focus on reading the text. Unlike the past when he enjoyed reading lengthy articles easily, he acknowledges that his mind constantly drifts away from the text and that he looks for something else to do. “I’ve been spending a lot of time online, searching and surfing and sometimes adding to the great databases of the Internet.... Research that once required days in the stacks or periodical rooms of libraries can now be done in minutes… Even when I’m not working, I’m as likely as not to be foraging in the Web’s info-thickets”(Carr 348).
We should participate in the “Shut Down Your Screen Week” because being on your phone too much can be dangerous, it can taint relationships with people around you, and it can have a negative effect on learning. One reason we should participate in Shut Down Your Screen Week is because screens can be dangerous. A CNN article “Teens spend 9 hours a day on media” states that all throughout North America teengers spend an average 6-9 hours on media. This can affect schoolwork and real life relationships with your family and friends.
The Effects Technology and School has on Minors: Technology is an integral part of everyday And with a lot of young students having access with phones, they will most likely sneak their phones into class time to browse social media rather than learn a subject that they think is not worth their time. This could be because the school work, or something in school that is happening to the student, could force them to go on their phones to break away from the issue. And technology can cause people to get addicted and never get off the phone. But if schools integrated time for technology, maybe the issue could be solved. School can be stressful for many students with bullying or work.
Technology in schools is a big controversy nowadays. Should there be more involvement or less? There should be less in school because it causes students to not have the capability to think and have creativity for themselves, a lot of valuable class time is wasted, and money is flying out the window to afford the newest technology. The internet is taking valuable skills away from students.
Highlighted by Hyde, Carpenter & Conway (2011) “one of the critical changes in schools in the twenty-first century is the focus on technology and the way in which students access and use technology” (p. 30). Creating a contested space in regard to the extent of technology use in the classroom. This however, is not an issue exclusively for teachers and students. Marsh, Clarke & Pittaway (2014) add that parents, university students/teachers, technology developers, educational policymakers and community members are all involved. Hence, this issue is prevalent in all schools and universities.
The world depends on technology. More than fifty percent of the population uses technology, that is over 3.5 billion people! But does technology really help the society? Has it improved our lives or does not improve our lives? Electronic devices and online access does not improve our lives.
Technologies in school are causing problems for students instead more than benefiting them? Schools, technologies, and students are three components that causing many educators and writers to develop many argumentative articles about the effect of technology on students in school. These articles include an article from The Washington Post, “The problem with technology in schools”, an article from Teach Thought We Grow Teachers, “5 Problems With Technology In Classrooms”, another article from, “The Mercury News”, and a political cartoon posted by Joe N, 11th May 2014, “Technology in the Classroom”. Technologies are not helping students in school since it causes distraction, isolation, and it hurts their critical thinking and their ability to do homework. So the best option is to have school policies over technologies that was not school related and cut down on spending unnecessary time on technologies in classrooms unless needed.
In Carr’s Article, he voices the idea that Google is making us stupid and that the internet is changing the way we think. Carr begins his article with a quote from the movie Space Odyssey. “Dave, stop, will you” (Carr 1). He described it as a chilling scene. This part of the article is fictional, but does a good job of leading up to his next point.
Imagine a world without the existence of books, does it make a significant difference or no impact to the society? Currently our society is on the verge of falling off a cliff, leading us straight to eliminating books, as our generation advances. In the book, Fahrenheit 451, books are completely outlawed by the government, which stirs trouble into the society. Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novel, Fahrenheit 451, a futuristic society, changed in customs, relationships, and education similar and different to our modern society. To start off with, in Fahrenheit 451, books are illegal and banned from the society because they had content that offended their citizens.