Technology As A Smart And Well Rounded Individual Essay

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In order to help someone be a smart and well-rounded individual you have to start young. Using social media, smartphones, tablets and the Internet are all part of the everyday lives of most Americans today. This technology is being integrated into the lives of our children almost from the day they are born. Parents, guardians, and teachers are all responsible for introducing these children to use modern technology in the most appropriate and educational way possible.
Technology is so widespread that presently, a child will eventually be exposed to it early in life, especially in our education system. “Technology tools for communication, collaboration, social networking, and user-generated content have transformed mainstream culture” (NAEYC, 2012), when I was growing up I was lucky enough to have grown up with modern technology as it was just beginning to become mainstream. I was fortunate enough to have access to the Internet in the early to mid 1990s and was able to learn with the rest of the world how wonderful, mesmerizing, dangerous and scary it could be. Generation Y has learned how to effectively utilize the Internet just the same as someone who grew up learning a second language. Using new technology is essential in the classroom and is part of today’s society. Having technology available for use in schools can also be helpful for children of disadvantaged families who otherwise do not have access to a computer or tablet.
When teaching children, it is important to…

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