Should We Be Educated With Technology Essay

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Should we be Educated with Money or Educated with Technology? Education is very important in our society, and many generations now are adapting into a society full of new technology. New innovations have changed the way we view or do something on a daily basis. In school education, we rely on teachers to care for the student’s achievements and losses. If we were to say that a Middle School in the Antelope Valley had accessibility to a free high-end tablet for eighth graders to use for the whole school year, the results in their education accomplishments should become an advantage in the education. Parents want the best for their children(s) and want their child’s future to be full of opportunity. There are some people who want to change the …show more content…
This is something a tablet cannot do to a child’s life besides make them attach to the device to play games. Teachers can help provide guidance when the web is not there to ask. Spending the money to take time and go on a field trip makes a child adventurous and curious to the world, we cannot allow technology to take that hands-on experience from them. The site Livestrong says,” Students visiting different educational facilities learn in a more hands-on and interactive manner than they do in school” (Kulas) this type of learning experience can take them to different learning environments that can possibly also allow them to help their community and the environment. The different types of a field trip that schools take children to are like, “zoos, nature centers, community agencies such as fire stations and hospitals, government agencies, local businesses and science museums… also benefit the community if they include some type of community service “(Kulas). The variety of field trips will give students a break from learning in class and learn something in social activities. I remember when I was in elementary school in the Valley I used to go to field trips, at least, every …show more content…
Some disadvantages are that eighth-grade student will have the benefits of having these devices and no lower grades are provided with these devices furthermore, students will get distracted when using their high-end devices. Another is that when it comes to difficult questions the program may not provide as much solutions or definitions to a problem and the need of extra help would need to be provided; which also means that high-end devices are not doing the best job in teaching a student at their full potential. Another factor is that student’s health might get in effect like for instance their vision. Vision is a great part of how we view everything in our lives but not exercising the children’s eyes can become a serious problem. Staring at screens like a computer is harmful and about “…50% and 90% of people who work at a computer screen have at least some symptoms of eye trouble” (Computer Vision Syndrome). Another factor of using the high-end device is that the school may need to purchase storage of these devices, even extra apps and security systems or even pay for damages if something were to happen. Many more disadvantages are if the student takes their device home the problem of slow or not any internet access can become an

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