“Are we going to prepare kids for their future, or our past? If we aren’t using technology, we

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“Are we going to prepare kids for their future, or our past? If we aren’t using technology, we aren’t preparing them for the future” says Sister Patricia Clune, Superintendent in Kansas City (Galitzine). Many kids develop back problems at an early age from carrying heavy textbooks(Tablets). Electronic devices weigh much lighter than textbooks making it a more suitable option for kids (Tablets). Textbooks need to be constantly updated but by using electronic devices schools can easily update books electronically at a much cheaper cost (Tablets).There are numerous tools found online that educators can use to encourage students to be more innovative and creative with their learning (Hilgedick). The support for electronic devices is…show more content…
“When you buy a textbook, the information is already 18 months to two years out of date and only 60 percent is aligned to your curriculum,” Chief officer Dr.Smith said (Laptops). Schools can get electronic devices at more affordable rates than textbooks(Kay).Electronic books can save school’s $250-$1,000 per student (Tablets). FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said that "too many students are using books that are old with outdated material" (Tablets). Electronic devices expose students to a wealth of resources and data that a textbook with a few authors cannot match up to (Kay). Electronic devices are much cheaper to obtain and can provide information that is up-to-date (Kay).

Electronic devices offer video, audio, and several other features that simply cannot be found in a textbook(Thakkar). Students are able to learn more when they actually see the object or person they are learning about instead of reading long detailed explanations. Electronic devices are able to provide visual features the students can use to learn(Thakkar). “You can just see a picture of Martin Luther King, Jr. as you read his “I Have a Dream” speech but with one tap of a finger, you can watch it. The result is a more appealing experience, which is more engaging for students.” says, Adam Roberts a former educator (Thakkar) . Electronic devices have a search function to find specific information, a backlighting option to read in low light, and a built-in dictionary(Tablets).

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