Essay on The Positive And Negative Aspect Of Technology

1233 Words Nov 3rd, 2016 5 Pages
Technology is huge part of lives in the 21st century. Everyone, even children under 15 years old, have smart phones, tablets, computers, and smart watches. These devices can be used for multiple reasons, especially for education. Educational technology has transformed the teaching world in the past 20 years, with many new forms of technology to help students learn more effectively and more efficiently. In this essay, I will discuss the positive and the negative aspect of technology in education.
Since the beginning of education in the United States, there have been new forms of technology. “From the days of carving figures on rock walls to today, when most students are equipped with several portable technological devices at any given time, technology continues to push educational capabilities to new levels.” (The Evolution of Technology in the Classroom) From chalkboards to laptops, technology has played a major role in the classroom. Technology has enhanced the way teachers have taught and has improved the way students learn. “The number of students in college in 1930 was around 1 million, but by 2012 had grown to a record 21.6 million. Teachers needed new methods of instruction and testing, and students were looking for new ways to communicate, study, and learn.” (The Evolution of Technology in the Classroom) If computers did not exist, the the internet would not have been invented. “The Internet is a vast electronic library of information, and both research and…

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