Technology: Helping or Hurting?
Helping or Hurting?
This day in age it's all about technology. Who has the latest and what's coming out soon? But is technology helping us or hurting?
During class students are more likely to play on their phones if they aren't interested in what the teacher has to say. Most of them time they don't mean to be rude it's just a bad habit. But, if the students are distracted by their phones during a lecture it could definitely affect their grades and their understanding of the topic.
Young Children and Technology
Is exposing younger children to technology having an affect on them as well? Now that technology is so advanced it is easier for young kids to learn how to work a laptop, cell phone, tablet, etc. Even children will have an easier time with technology as they grow up it can also affect how they socialize with others in the future.
A Distraction in the Classroom
Although laptops can helpful to the teacher and the students they can also be a distracting. The student might be doing their work but they can get sidetracked and open up another tab to their favorite website. So essentially when the student is supposed to be doing work they're actually on their favorite website.
Distractions in the Work Place
Phones and laptops can become a huge distraction in the work place. Employees are always wanting to check their phones while on the clock. Technology can keep an employee from work during their shift which can result in harsh consequences.
Phones after Tests
The first thing a student is likely to do after finishing a test or quiz is pull out their phones. The student could be studying or doing work for another class but that doesn't seem to cross their minds. They only really care about twitter updates or a new text message.
Phones During Lunch
You would think more kids are worried about eating their lunch instead of checking their phone. Not really, students grab their lunch, sit down, and text. After they realize there is only a short amount of time before they have to go back to class, they shovel down their lunch as quickly as possible.
Why do People Feel Technology is so Important?
What makes people feel compelled to always have some form of technology with them? Maybe its comforting to them. Technology does make life way easier but is it also making people more lazy?
As said in the last picture, technology may make us lazier humans. If a student hasn't finished a homework assignment it is easier for them to look up answers on their phone or laptop instead of actually doing the work. It also makes it easier to cheat on tests and quizzes.