Technology And Its Effects On Education Essay

1156 Words Nov 29th, 2015 5 Pages
“Imagine mankind as dwelling in an underground cave with a long entrance open to the light across the whole width of the cave…” (Plato). In today’s society, people are blind to everything except what is shown to them. This cave is the current world and technology is blinding everyone, keeping them narrow-minded. Students use technology almost daily in school and it is hurting their education experience. Technology is mainly hurting students in education because it contains a lot of false information that can be difficult to check for accuracy, it makes plagiarism a large concern while hindering the memories of children and society. With all the information available on the internet, finding credible and factual information can be very difficult to do. Finding correct information is challenging considering, “every minute there are seventy-two more hours of video on YouTube,” and “fifty-eight photos are uploaded to Instagram a second” (Nolan), making it even harder to find the appropriate information that is also true. Students have to work even harder to make sure their points are accurate, which can be overwhelming and stressful, especially for students who do not know the best methods to finding trustworthy data. In addition to voluminous amounts of data being uploaded to the internet daily, the internet also filters the information to fit the consumer. Trying to find the best information is nearly impossible when Google uses, “fifty-seven signals… to personally…

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