Johnathon Huntley December 5, 2012 Do Computers Negatively Affect Student Growth This issue, “Do Computers Negatively Affect Student Growth” at first sounded like the easiest issue to feel one way about. Before reading or discussing the issue I automatically said NO Computers do not Negatively Affect Student Growth. Lowell Monke made valid points on how it takes away from the basics of learning. For example, being able to read and spell is something that is able to be avoided. Computers have programs that will pronounce words and correct the word spelling.
Significance of the Study This study is significant to every individual, most probably to teenagers because almost all of the population nowadays deals with text messaging. This study would be a great help to aware and remind one’s self on not to indulge to text messaging that much and knowledgeable enough on how text messaging might affect one’s literacy. By that means, texters will be responsible enough to control themselves from texting frequently and this would be an aid to minimize text messaging
Go for What Hurts”, this title will engage the young readers because they can recognize the word “liking” from facebook. This will catch the young reader right away, because facebook is something almost all young people know and use. In general this subject is just super relevant to almost all young people. The 51-year old author wants to put the young people’s daily internet habits into perspective. He focuses on the bad consequences of what they are doing online.
The researchers also failed to examine their own role during analysis of data in preventing any potential bias. Although the authors claimed that the study was rigorous the authors failed to explain what was done to ensure this. Furthermore, the authors did not explain the data analysis in-depth. The authors merely explained the Anderson and Jack (1991) framework. The researchers also did not mention all information regarding credibility of findings.
These days, when someone wants to find information or get answers for a problem they simply “Google it”. Most people do not even take the time to try and figure out what they do not understand, because it is easier to just search for it on Google. This issue is compelling to me because I have lived through this internet era. I have seen how it has changed the way people think. It amazes me how much information is on Google.
Google has become a lifesaver to many people because they get their answers by just searching a word, but they are unaware that many hyperlinks are distracting their mind and wasting their time. Google can be helpful, but it can also distract our minds to see irrelevant information. When I am doing my article project, if I see the articles that are too long; I will not read the whole article. Instead I will always find Google to help me search the summary of that article. It will save me a lot of time, but I would be distracted by other related readings.
Even though the internet is not a brand new thing, this question was never brought up because of how slow it used to be and because of how many people had access to it compared to now. In this day and age the amount of people who use the internet heavily for a cornucopia of things is amazing. It has now become such an integral part of society that it seems it may be changing how our brains our working. When we do anything enough times it will start to affect our brain. If we lie all the time we will start to have a brain that is tailor made to make lying easier (Neulieb).
Businesses have not been left out in this generational transformation either. It is now a core part of almost everywhere business entity aspiring to expand its global reach in the highly competitive market to leverage the internet's prowress to achieve this feat and this has brought about a revolution in electronic commerce commonly referred to as e-commerce. We have seen the emergence of famous e-commerce sites such as amazon, ebay, alibaba, etc. which to the consumer, brings to bear with just a single click of a button every need of theirs thus, making life easier and much better . As a matter of fact, the evolution the internet has brought about a new reaction pathway in the way people do business and communicate and it's importance undoubtedly cannot be under-estimated.
Age plays a huge role when it comes to the blackberry device. Teenagers and young adults mainly use the blackberry for the instant messaging , in other words they mainly use it to stay connected all the time. While older users use it because it makes their work related emails or activities much easier. Aspirational groups should make sure they only promote the blackberry device to the individuals in their own reference group, but the overall promotion and the spreading of information of the product itself should have no limits or boundries. 3.
And, of course, there’s always the possibility of a student needing to contact a parent because of a dangerous situation. Thus, having a cell phone is like having a guardian angel. Students can also connect with friends, but not just because it’s a fun thing to do; my teacher asks us to text or email our friends when they are absent to let them know what’s going on in class and to inform them of any homework. When used responsibly, a cell phone can be an excellent communication tool. Also,cell phones–especially smart phones -are a fabulous learning resource.