Technology Disadvantages Essay

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Technology has become ever present in different aspects of our lives, but most increasingly in our education system and for the student in these schools. This can be seen by the increased amount of technology that each student posses – from smart phones, to iPods, and iPads. As well as the increased amount of technology in the classrooms themselves – from smart-boards to computer labs and online classes. While some of this increased technology can have disadvantages like cyber bulling, sexting, and plagiarism, the advantages technology has in the education system greatly out ways these. Evolving technology in schools helps disabled kids attend school with minimal aid, helps prepare students for using technology in the real world, and helps…show more content…
Students can Skype with people around the world; just like many Loyola students have Skyped with students in Spain to practice their Spanish. This allows for Loyola students, as well as other students who do this, to learn the culture and language of another ethnicity and country first hand. This makes the student become more cultivated and open to other countries and cultures. Because of the vast amount of information online, students are able to gain larger amounts of knowledge. Students are able to learn vast amounts of details about events that are happening all around the world. For example because of social media, people in places like Syria and Egypt were able to interact and let the world know first hand what was happening during the revolts. Without technology this information would never have been accessed by the millions of people and students worldwide. Also, students can publish their work online, allowing for students to become published authors and to get critic and credit for their work. In my Understanding Literature class my fellow classmates and I have published our writing on a blog for others to read, but also as well to allow us to read our classmates work. By doing so we are able to more actively partake in class and connect our insights with the insights our fellow classmates have in their

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