Technology And Its Effect On Students Essay

1061 Words Sep 28th, 2015 5 Pages
Introduction Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. I would like to begin by thanking the parents and stakeholders in this community for their hard work and dedication to both the students of the school and in our district. "Technology won 't replace teachers...but teachers who use technology will probably replace teachers who do not"(Tarte). This quote is actually from a tweet from Dr.
Justin Tarte, a Director of Teaching and Learning. This quote, ironically in the form of a tweet,
Is a highly discussed topic within the community. Our educators are constantly posed with the challenge of incorporating the use of technology in teaching the curriculum. The challenge does not end there. An even greater challenge is posed when you also factor the need for student growth. Researchers have differing conclusions. Many have determined an increase in the use of technology results in increased student growth scores. Others contend, the increased use of technology not only decreases student growth, it is detrimental to the overall growth of the student both academically and emotionally. This is the fundamental basis of my speech: " Do computers negatively affect Student Growth?"

With the world we live in today, it is hard to avoid the fact that technology has become a vital portion of our life. I want you to take a second a think about that. When you wake up in the morning, what device wakes you up? If you want to do a quick walk or jog in the morning before work, what…

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