While it has its cost to society, the positive impact it provides as a whole is worth any negative impact. Social Networking has changed the face of how the world receives, transmits, and interprets information. Social Networking is wonderful for society because it is the best media for moving vital information, contributes to a solid economy, enables global communication with those with like interests, assists law enforcement fight and prosecute criminals, and last but not least allows educators to enhance their ability to teach as well as learn on a worldwide scale. In a day and age where information travels at light speed, social media is the most effective way to get breaking news to people. Information today travels in real time to our mobile devices, through popular sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Technology in education One of the most important tools in the profession of education has always been technology. Technology allows the student to comprehend the subject matter at hand easier. Not only is technology beneficiary to the student, but it is also a great help to the teacher. The challenging process of educating is in demanding need for solutions on how technology will change education. Society seems to be fascinated by the eruption of technological advancements in the educational field.
The first reason why there should have more technology in schools is because it provides the students for a wider access of information. “A vital skill in the new digital world is the ability to work collaboratively on projects with others who may not be physically close. This can best be done using modern computer tools such as the web, email, instant messaging and cell phone. Rather than laboring alone on homework, students can work in small groups wherever they happen to be and at any time. They are doing this already (it used to be called cheating) - it can now be formalized and taught as a vital skill.
The computer has brought immense benefits to laymen too. One can use the computer for work, information, entertainment and communication. The right software and a general idea of computers and the required product, allow the average person to create products
The most up to date cell phones boast so many features it is like having a mini computer in the palm of your hand. Though the digital world does have a lot to offer everyone, there are some downfalls associated with our technological era. Even though there are many positives to newer technology such as the smart phone, there are many negatives. For example using the smart phone could make you lose many of your great qualities as a person such as public speaking. Lack of attention to the real social life might make you absolutely anti-social, as you will get deeper and deeper into the media world that your smartphone can offer you.
Today, we can’t imagine ourselves without technological advances such as cars, microwaves, cell phones, computers, and televisions. However, technology won’t stop here, but develop further. As technology develops, there are not only advantages, but disadvantages from them. A few advantages of upgraded technology are that one can save time and money and life will be made easier as a result of not having to do all the hard labor. In contrast, the disadvantages of upgraded technology are that people will loose their jobs to machines that will do the work for them.
Modern America enjoys many benefits that have been created through the use of technology. The speed and ease that now exists for sharing information has positively contributed to daily life, but there is also a downside to our new instant gratification mentality. The use of technology has created another issue that literally risks America’s position in the world as the global economic leader. There is a growing issue with illiteracy in America. The use of technology is only one of contributing factors associated with this problem in children, teenagers, and even adults.
Some positive statements were written in an article entitled Positive and Negative Impacts of Technology on Children written by a website called Inside Technology. It stated that there are some positive aspects of technology regarding today’s children. The article also said that today’s new technology has caused children to be more creative which has resulted in the creation of better innovations Another positive aspect of current technology according to the article is how technology encourages children to work as a team and solve problems together. Not to mention, developing new technology and ideas can have an empowering effect on today’s youth (Goessl 2011). I think that feeling empowered and intelligent are good qualities everyone should have.
The advantages of modern technology balances with the costs that technology brings. Modern technology has opened up many opportunities for people around the world; not just industrial, but as well as having the chance to live a longer or healthier life. Though technology can give us an easier life, it can also bring harm through cyber bullying and the cost of Facebook giving teenagers low self-esteem. With technology all around us, many has also been too dependant of technology, causing them to lose everyday skills. Technology in the medical world has saved a large population of the world.
There are many excellent educational software programs available on the internet to help children learn. These programs aim to improve the child's skills in vocabulary, maths, typing and much more. They make learning a lot easier for children and for teachers, giving them a much more efficient way to learn, unlike the traditional textbooks. Surprisingly, according to Jayel Gibson, a journalist who wrote an article on the benefits of computer games says that computer games are somewhat beneficial to our children's learning aswell. A lot of computer games are designed to help children learn language and logical thinking.