Technology use in schools
Do you think schools should participate in “Shut down your screen week?”
I don’t because technology helps us in many ways. For example, in schools, technology helps us move to a new project faster than the way it used to when you had to write in a piece of paper.
Now you can type anything in a computer, and if you’re a fast typer you will get things done in a flash.Also, according to source #1, cellphones help communicate with friends or family when help is needed or call 911 instead then having to run up to the police. Basically we have easier access to anyone then the amount of access we had when cellphones didn’t even exist.
Also in source #2, according to Peter Norvig a, a director of research, says internet helps us more than some books or libraries. He also gave an example which was… suppose you’re interested on the guidance computers on the Apollo Spacecraft, a library has no books that has information on that specific subject. But, on the internet you can search information on that specific subject, just type exactly what you want to find.
Although there are a few people that think the opposite like Nicholas Carr.
He thinks that the internet usage in schools is making students stupid, he says that surfing the web makes us get more distracted and lose focus. Also, he says multitasking gives students stress and frustrates them. Lastly, he says that when we search something in the web when we get an answer instantly, it only makes our brains worst in thinking deeply which means think harder on the answers we find.
But, in a web site I found which was actually an essay says that if we don’t use the internet or electronics it will turn the most innocent little child into a rebel. Also, the person who wrote the essay said that using electronics won’t affect the human race it won’t make us dumber, it makes you smarter because you can use the web to find information on a specific thing for a school project or a science project. Lastly, this person says it makes no sense in not using electronics, schools basically use the internet for almost everything, books, writing essays, research, and homework.
Those are the reasons why I think schools should not participate in this event. #1 you have more access to the world and knowledge.#2 electronics have more info than libraries or books. Lastly, schools use electricity for almost everything which again are reading, research, essays, and projects.
In my opinion I think we shouldn’t participate in this event. But if you think the opposite fine by me, because that’s your opinion not mine.