They might instead skip around, scanning for pertinent information of interest… I can’t get my students to read whole books anymore…” (318). Students are not focusing on reading a book from beginning to end. Instead, students tend to skim through and miss the important information which is a negative impact on them. Carr agrees that using the Web so often is having a negative effect on him because he is having a harder time focusing and reading articles which are more than a few sentences. He points out, “When I mentions my troubles with reading to friends, many say they’re suffering from similar afflictions.
The essay “Why Games Are Good for You” written by Steven Johnson, was written not to say that video games are any better or worse than reading books but simply to clear the misconception that video games are a hindrance to people who play them when it comes to a normal education or learning the social skills people need to live a healthy life, Johnson believes nothing can replace the benefits of reading a book and the written word. However, video games appear to deliver information that would bore the average student in a way that entices them to learn more and keeps them interested in something ordinarily dull. Johnson believes it is because games give people visual rewards for our time spent that books or other forms of media aren’t able to deliver. For example, in certain games such as “SimCity” a user is encouraged to build a thriving metropolis, which teaches about taxes, population, economics and other subjects that must be considered in order to be progressive in the game. Video games require the player to memorize the information they take in, use their cognitive skills to solve a puzzle in the game or use their sensory skills to complete a task in addition to other benefits that haven’t been mentioned.
In a nutshell, the internet has overshadowed our other intellectual technologies. It has becoming our map and our clock, our printing press and our typewriter, our calculator and our telephone and our TV and radio. Internet is stealing the satisfaction of reading. Now, we skim the pages of our books, newspapers and journals for a general idea of the material, instead of reading for insight. Kids find it harder to use the library because it has become more and more difficult to retain concentration
Newton Minnow’s in his speech also refers to the idea television has the ability to influence people. He focuses mainly on children and that the content on TV does not benefit them. He emphasizes the fact that children, in 1961, spend as much time watching TV as they do in the school room. So Minnows asks the questions “is there no room on television to teach, to inform, to uplift, to stretch, to enlarge the capacities of our children? Is there no room for programs deepening their understanding of children in other lands” To relate Minnows to the current study of private broadcasting I will ask, If the goal of private broadcasting is suppose to ensure a more adequate performance of Canadian content to target all areas of the demographic population, do you think Canadian broadcasters have done an effective job?
Du Bois and its numerous 'industries'. Social Factors Comparisons between Roman Society and Medieval Society give a clear picture of the importance of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois to developments in social conduct. I will not insult the readers inteligence by explaining this obvious comparison any further. Upon Peter Pinkleton-PishPosh's return to Britain he remarked 'class will refelect the inner hero' , he failed to understand that if one seriously intends to 'not judge a book by its cover', then one must read a lot of books.
Many books not written in historical context contain vulgar language and are still allowed in high school. Books such as To The Wedding, Of Mice and Men, To Kill A Mockingbird, etc. are books that are considered to have vulgar language in them, yet they are still used in schools. It is wrong to ban a book because of the language or because it does not follow certain people’s morals because then you are losing the possible educational value. “The books that help you most are those which make you think the most.” (Theodore Parker).
Can you offer any suggestions? I would suggest free adult programs that can help illiterate adults learn to properly speak, read, and write English. Preventative programs should be put in place so future children won’t head down the same path of illiteracy as their parents. The US has to make sure every citizen is given the same opportunity. Reality TV: A Dearth of Talent and the Death of Morality 1) Salman Rushdie is a respected novelist with an international reputation, but he admits that he knows little about
Kids and Education John Taylor Gatto states his thesis “Why Schools Don’t Educates” that two institutions control children’s lives: Television and school. The reader must accept that no fact for the balance of the article to make sense. One has to agree that pressure and parental guidance are of minor influence. However, assuming that the massive amount of time he claims is spent watching television is correct, it quickly becomes clear that the place to begin to help a child grow intellectually would be to severely limit the fantasy world of television. Fifty six hours a week is amazing.
Most people find reading books easier so don’t some people like me because I prefer researching on the internet to searching for stuff in the library. Some people will support Carr by saying that the internet really makes us dumber but I’m on the opposite side because I defiantly think it makes as smarter especially with this technology that keeps improving as years come. All these things we have today and are able to access to will not be available without the internet because people or researchers wouldn’t have been able to get accurate information about what they were looking
I am a person who love being in school that’s where my family lies, school have a lot of different people but the god ones are hard to fine. I was lucky enough to be provided with the good ones, I hate staying home knowing that all I do is sleep and watch television which is not a great idea, so for me to make myself worthwhile I would read a book or I would do researches on something I don’t know