Pros and Cons: Technology in Education

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* Even though a teacher and textbook is the best way to succeed in a class, a student only has access to a teacher for about45 minutes, and even then, if every other student, let's say there's 23 students, asks for help from the teacher and takes 2 minutes, that means that it is very likely that a student won't get access to the teacher, but on the other hand, the internet is always available.

* Textbooks usually only contain a very limited amount of information, usually not even on multiple subjects, but technology, and more specifically the internet, includes over 2,000,000,000 searches and pieces of information on a single topic or area of a subject. Just imagine how much knowledge the internet has on an entire subject and on multiple subjects.

* Technology can help provide an equal chance of education for students with disabilities. For example, today many facilities have begun to use iPads to communicate with Autism children, but it doesn't just stop there. The iPhone even includes a hearing aid feature so that if you use a hearing aid, you can instantly connect it to you phone allowing you easy access to school materials that require audio.

* "Already more than 75% of all jobs require use of a computer in some capacity. Students who are skilled in using technology in accomplishing tasks in school will be better prepared for the world of work."

* "Internet tools can be fun! Internet tools are interactive! What a great way to engage students in the classroom!" Due to the fact that technology is interactive and fun, it can help students be more engaged and pay attention in class.

* A lot of today's students do best when they learn hands on, and that's exactly what technology gives them, for the internet is continuously expanding, and of its content, lies several online labs and activities such as Gizmo that students can work with to learn at a quicker and easier pace for them.

* Today, many students who are scouted for their abilities and talents are no longer really seen physically, but instead they are looked up on the web by their social accounts, comments, and reviews, and through the combination of their actual ability and this internet life each student has created, a student is told whether or not he is good enough to receive an amazing opportunity, but what if that student doesn't have technology, then who do you think a college scout for education would rather have, someone who has no internet life but still has good reviews amongst his peers or he who has an internet life and great reviews from both his internet and real life.

* Today, many students who are scouted for their abilities and talents are no longer really seen physically, but instead they are looked up on the web by their social accounts, comments, and reviews, and through the combination of their actual ability and this internet life each student has created, a student is going to be called a primitive by society and is told whether or not he is good enough to receive an amazing opportunity, but what if that student doesn't have technology, then who do you think a college scout for education would rather have, someone who has no internet life but still has good reviews amongst his peers or he who has an internet life and great reviews from both his internet and real life.

* In schools that have integrated technology, a student is needed to have the consent of their guardian in order to even go near a device, and if they don't well then they just don't use technology when the rest of their class does, and so as you can see, students don't have to use technology in their school, they can just choose to if they would like, which shows a freedom of choice.

* With technology, students are not only able to access knowledge from their local area, but they're also able to read about events occurring all over the world, promoting the awareness of what is going on around them, and in a case...
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