Technology in Education

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In schools, different types of technology help students learn in unique ways. Some types of technology that aids us in learning are laptops, Promethean boards, calculators, cameras, cell phones, and e-books like the Nook or the Kindle. Below are some examples of how they can help, or even hurt, students in the process of enhancing their knowledge. The laptop is one piece of technology that helps us in our classrooms. One way they help us is when we use My Access or Apex. These programs grade our papers on the computer, so our teachers do not have to. When our teachers are not overloaded with papers to grade, we learn more in class. We can also do research on the Internet so that when we write papers or do research reports, our information will be fully correct. Programs on our laptops like Movie, Photo, or Garage Band ease the workload when we do projects for different classes. In the programs we can record our voices, make movies, make music, or take pictures. These programs let us express our creativity and personality with ease and truly benefit us. Another reason these laptops are extremely good for students is that they help improve our test scores. When our test scores improve, our school gets more money for even more technology. One bad part about laptops is that the hard drive could crash. If it crashes, the students could lose all of their work. Another downside to laptops is that they help students procrastinate. While trying to do their work, most students end up getting on face book, my space, or twitter and end up not finishing their homework on time. The cell phone is one type of technology that needs to be banned from classrooms. Although, there are some activities that teachers do in class that requires phones, they are usually just a distraction in class. Cell phones only hurt the people that use them. Students who use cell phones get into

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