Technology Is An Essential Part Of Our Everyday Lives Essay

986 Words Oct 24th, 2016 4 Pages
Technology has become an essential part of our everyday lives. Whether we want to admit it or not, progress in technology simplified and improved the way we connect with other people, go about our daily lives, pay bills, and have access to information. Nowadays, most people can’t even imagine living without a computer, GPS, mobile phone, and so on. But how do these gadgets impact the development of the young ones? Are they going to become intelligent and healthy adults or just the opposite?
To help us find some answers, the documentary “Growing Up with Gadgets”, gives us an insight in the daily life of an eight-year old girl named Emma. Emma is an ordinary girl who goes to school, likes the outdoors, is active and participates in extracurricular activities such as dance and softball.
In Emma’s classroom, technology is extensively used to aid children in learning: flip cameras allow students to take pictures and later convey them into photo stories, cleverly designed software helps with math skills, spelling, literacy, and keeps children interesting in learning. According to the teacher, the use of interactive technology makes lessons more accessible and exciting to the children: it gives them access to a large body of research and the answer to almost any question they might have. Progress in technology changed the classroom perspective and learning outcomes by developing deeper critical skills, engaging and motivating students.
Technology has even a greater impact on the…

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