We live in a generation of technology of which kids are familiar. Since they are familiar, it is easy to get off task and do what they are used to normally doing on technology. These activities include playing games not related to the lesson, being on non educational apps, and taking pictures to post on communication apps such as Instagram. Playing games and watching videos can also divert the attention of the student from doing the school work assigned. There are many schools who do not have a limited bandwidth on their Wifi. This causes distractions due to the amount of non-educational related activities they are able to access. Once a student becomes off task, it is hard to get them back to where they need to be in a lesson or an assignment. Technology may also persuade a child to cheat. When there is a device that has the answers to almost everything in front of them, they may become tempted to use technology to cheat on an assignment or quiz. Even when technology is permitted and used in an appropriate way, students may not use it wisely. This includes finding unreliable resources for a paper, such as Wikipedia.
There are many school districts who have permitted the use of technology for educational purposes. Guidelines and rules have continued to be established on technology use. Does technology help students learn more efficiently or hider