Over the past decade, technology in our society has become a more noticeable aspect of our everyday lives. One may think back to the days where there were no cell phones, online messaging, or even emails, and realize the extent to which technology has advanced. These rapid advancements in technology have provided a platform for unimaginable human outcomes that no one could have predicted. The increase in technology is not only evident in social interactions, but also in academic environments. The use of technology in school curricula in some ways is a more attractive option to student than books are and encourages students to engage more in the learning process. Though many people think that these examples are the right choices for students, certain outcomes such as; the lack of imagination, a decrease in a student attention span, and the tendency to focus on short-term results rather than long-term goals, display the greater negative effects that technology in the school system could potentially create. Some schools have realized that incorporating it into the curriculum provides a rich and resourceful learning environment for all students. In this fast paced society that we live in, Arthur Rotstein agrees, and says, “school officials believe the electronic materials will get students more engaged in learning” (Source A). Students of our generation are technologically driven. Most intellectual resources are predominantly derived from technological resources; therefore it is the most comfortable environment for students to flourish in. Rotstein goes further and says that the advancing technology by adding laptops to the school is “like frosting on the cake…[they] decided that the real opportunity was to make the laptops the key ingredient of the cake.” School administrators began to realize how technology is providing tremendous opportunities and resources for students; therefore they began to incorporate laptops as a requirement for all...
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