Laptops And Ipads Should Not Be Better Than Their Own Knowledge

1079 Words Nov 14th, 2016 5 Pages
In the 21st century, technology is starting to take over people’s lives. People are starting to rely on technology more than their own knowledge. Schools all over the world are starting to use more and more technology. They are replacing paper with Ipads and laptops, soon paper will be a thing of the past. Technology may be good for some things, but it isn’t good for schools. Books allow all students to learn more proactively than laptops and Ipads. Laptops and Ipads should not replace books in schools because the information isn’t always true, not all materials are on the internet, and they have affected many students’ health. Students can look up many things on the internet and find a lot of answers, but a downfall to that is not everything they read on the internet is true. Mark Y. Herring a writer from the American Library Association states that “There is no quality control on the web. Any fool can put up anything” (2). Websites are so easy to make, anyone can do it. Most teachers are okay with kids going on the internet and finding information, but if students are searching for information they are most likely getting false facts. A good point that a writer from Classzone made is “Anyone with an internet connection can publish a website. So reliability of information isn’t guaranteed” (Library 2). A huge amount of information isn’t true. A recent study by Caitlyn Dewey from google shows that “Researchers found that only 20 of 85 (websites) were factually ranked”…

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