The Challenges Of Technology In The 21st Century

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Technology and the 21st Century In the United States, the debate of technology is not so much as not providing it for students to use, but how to teach them the etiquette of using technology to help their education. Many educators are concerned with the idea of cyberslacking. Cyberslacking is where students use their technology for social media, texting, or surfing the internet, than for the assignment that is at hand. Students do not understand the privilege they have to use technology for research and design. For American children, technology has become more of an addiction than a necessary tool. Students do not appreciate or are aware of the opportunities that have in being able to learn using chromebooks, tablets, and cell phones. There …show more content…
In order for future economic growth, there needed to be a stronger emphasis on research, design, and innovation using technology (Department of Education and Skills). The main subject that these basic tools are being provided is science. The Irish believe that if they strengthen their science programs with technology, this will help to increase their economy. While these advances are helping students to become more hands-on with their learning, they are not receiving the same emphasis in other core curriculum. This leaves Ireland to not have the competitive skills it needs to compete in a global economy. Ireland currently has a five year plan called “Digital Strategy for schools” which will “further embed technology and digital learning tools in primary and post-primary schools” and “will greatly enhance the learning experience and lifelong learning skills of all students” (Department of Education and Skills). The belief is that this will help younger generations to be more prepared and advanced to compete nationally and …show more content…
In the real world, students are not going to be tested in such a manner, so why is there such a huge emphasis on having high test scores? Some of the most intelligent people in the world, did not succeed in the eyes of the education system and it came through their own determination and ability to create the advancements that they did. The United States needs to come up with a better plan at evaluating its youth because when an individual looks at what is being taught in schools, it always comes back to what will be on the test. Students need to be challenged with critical thinking in more diverse ways. The education system should focus more on teaching students how to communicate and research. With the technological advances we have, students have lost the purpose and skill to critically think because everything is now at their

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