Technology In Education

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Technology is such an intrinsic part of everyday life that it would be difficult to imagine society with it. In many ways, the prevalence of technology in environments such as homes, offices, hospitals, labs, and ________ is one of the defining aspects of the current, modern era. The frequent users of technological appliances would state that they make life easier, with the gadgets’ ability to process information quickly and present it in several acceptable formats. With all these benefits, it would seem like a good idea to include technology in the classroom and make it a critical aspect of education, but there is a lot of debate on the model schools should follow with many people offering various perspectives. One such position is of…show more content…
This essentially ruins the learning atmosphere which is so conducive to classroom engagement. For example, associate professor of geology Roger Steinberg states that “the amount of students [in his classes] looking down at screens has been increasing” (Garcia 2). If the technology-based classroom model does not seem to be working, then maybe it is time to look at other systems for guidance---even if they are from other countries. This brings up the subject of South Korea, a country which boasts a top place in the rankings of math and science scores. There, teachers grab the phones of each of their students in the morning and then return them at the end of the day. As a result, says Monica Yang, a South Korean Penn State freshman, students are more attentive and attracted to fewer distractions (Yang). Thus, when Moreco says, “ If used correctly, mobile devices and the applications they support, will help prepare students for their future careers.” (Moreco 1), it is evident that he is referring a situation that would only happen if students behaved perfectly. Moreco’s argument falls short of accurately predicting students’ behavior if cell phone use was encouraged, even just for educational purposes, and should be rejected.
Moreco’s second argument stems from the notion of “digital citizenship”: the idea that

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