The use of technology is affecting students especially in high school and college. According to Turkle, today’s college students have little experience with the right to privacy as they leave trails of everything they have done online, unlike previous generations who have worked hard to protect their privacy. In her article, Turkle also describes the use of online avatars as both a positive and negative image in children’s lives. Some children invest far too much time developing their online personality while role-playing offers a safe place in a world full of crime, terrorism, and drugs. As a consequence this retards their social growth
With advancements in technology, some students have chosen to complete their schoolwork through the Internet, rather than in traditional classrooms. Those who support a traditional classroom approach to learning argue that it provides more of an opportunity for students to interact with the teacher and other students. Those who feel that learning over the Internet is better argue that it allows students to learn anytime and anywhere they choose. Do you feel education is better provided in traditional classrooms or when offered over the Internet? Write an essay to be read by a classroom teacher in which you persuade the reader that either traditional classroom education or Internet-based learning is better.With advancements in technology, some students have chosen to complete their schoolwork through the Internet, rather than in traditional classrooms.
No matter what group a child associates with, there will be influences. Peer pressure is a growing epidemic in schools today that needs to be addressed. Peer pressure is a social influence cast on an individual by others, or pressure on a child to behave in a certain manner that is acceptable to a certain group. Peer pressure has a negative connotation; however, not all of it is negative. When a student is surrounded by “the right crowd”, peer influences tend to better the student.
Many students don’t like to communicate with teacher’s in-front of their peers for fear of being made fun of, therefor technology makes it easier to ask questions and get help when it’s needed. Although it is very helpful with communication and teaching, it can also create distractions that hinder learning. The article Distractions in the Wireless Classroom by Michael Bugeja, he talks about the parents of a girl observing her class, and being amazed by the amount of typing and copious note taking that seemed to be
It is a true statement that Facebook can be used for educational purposes but are the students really going to stay focused on the assignment if they cannot control what’s going to pop up next on their walls. Are students really expected to turn off chat and ignore distractions when it’s time to work on the assignment? The school board cannot possible believe that children are going to do something most adults don’t do. The school environment is supposed to be designed to prepare student for the next level of life, college, then a career/job. Most careers/jobs do not use social networks like Facebook as a tool of communications; even though some careers do, it would not be in good practice to start students off this way especially without the appropriate training that most student do not possess.
The other challenge with iPods and phones is that they contribute to classroom management issues. Students could enjoy distractions such as the iPod or phone, but unfortunately there are always people who will abuse privileges. Therefore, allowing these in the class may cause the teacher to spend all their time looking out for students using Ipods and phones and chasing and confiscating them. This dedicates more of the teacher’s time and energy to the management of these devices and iPods in class may cause the teacher to
A student’s participation in various activities throughout the community opens the door to not only a better society, but also an improvement in the student’s morality and character. The Dalton School’s mission statement argues that one who is involved in community service “will feel a sense of accomplishment” and their ability to connect with others is enriched. Being that technology is so advanced these days, students are commonly dependent on their electronic devices to get them through the day. Such devices set students back from lending a hand to others due to the fact that they are often distracted by social media and improving society’s view of themselves. By requiring students to take a break from technology and lend a helping hand, they become better people because the student then realizes the importance of human interaction and how just a simple smile can brighten someone’s day.
The first measure to take with students will be to have them and their parents to sign an internet user agreement that will apply throughout the entire school. This agreement needs to be approved by the school district before sending home with students. Most schools have an open house night designated for parents to meet teachers and administrators; this would be a great opportunity for the internet agreement letter to be reiterated to parents so parents will understand the
Both traditional school bullying and cyberbullying affect lots of young people. Cyberbullying is less physical than traditional school form of bullying but can have longer-lasting effects. It is becoming a major problem quickly. Teaching young people to protect themselves online is very important. They should have an open and honest relationship with their parents.
Due to budget cuts to public schools, those extracurricular programs in those schools are the ones taking the biggest hit out of each of the programs. There are many parents who believe that taking their children out of public schools and putting them into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), pathway schools because it is more beneficial to their students overall learning. The argument is that in order to perform better on standardized testing in schools the arts are not as important and should not take president over core classes and they