Technology : The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Technology In The Classroom

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Technology has changed how people learn over the years. It has affected how things are taught, and how they are received and processed by the students. Teachers could post any information on a specific website that the instructor provided and the students can view and reply to the post. Students used to have to bring home a textbook every night, but with the modern technology, they can log onto an online textbook. There are some instructors who believe that pencil and paper are slowly dwindling down into nothingness. Other educators believe that technology has helped benefit their student's education and don’t worry about pencil and paper.
Technology has its advantages and disadvantages in the classroom. Compared to the positive effects, the list of negatives are nowhere near as long. Some of the negative effects include not paying attention in class, not being on task, or even playing a game in the middle of a lecture. Wolpert says that “As technology has played a bigger role in our lives, our skills in critical thinking and analysis have declined, while our visual skills have improved”. This means that students are paying more attention to technology and visual stimulants than books and worksheets. They would rather look up the answer than do the work themselves. “In other words, kids need to be taught when to stop clicking and start thinking more carefully. Increasingly, teachers are equipping students with means to evaluate websites rather than taking them at face
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