Digital Age For Teachers And Administrators

1331 Words Apr 7th, 2016 6 Pages
Seventy three percent of American teenagers and young adults own a smart phone, and eighty seven percent own a laptop (Sussman). Are these surprising statistics effecting high schools and colleges? Ever since 1992 when the first smart phone was made, these electronics have completely changed American’s lives and the way they live. Another big part of teenagers and young adults lives is high school or college. Yes, technology has effected schools and the way they work and how people learn, and not for the better. Because of technology, students are easily distracted, students are cheating, and school has become much easier. One large problem with technology being allowed in many schools, and required in some, is the distractions that come along with. According to Miriam Morgenstern, “It is the most vexing issue of the digital age for teachers and administrators” (Morgenstern). College students admitted to using their cell phone about eleven times in class for non-educational uses. In a different poll, ninety two percent of college students admit to texting during class (Matchan). A Braintree psychologist reports, “You’ll get kids saying, ‘I’ll look something up for English, and while I’m here let me check my Instagram or Twitter feed.’ Then it’s, ‘Oh I never realized this girl said that to me,’ and now they are distracted and not engaged with their lesson plan” (Siani). To many teachers it seems like no matter how many rules and regulations they have to prevent this…
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