Effects of Technology on Education Essay

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Tabatha MacDougall
Effects of Technology on Education

Technology is used in classrooms today and has both positive and negative effects on both students and teachers. I want to show in my paper how technology is not a substitute for a good teacher. Technology must be well implanted by a good teacher to be successful. Computers do not give successful teaching. I start out by discussing the positive effects on teachers and students, in my paper. I then debate the use of technology and its effects on traditional teaching methods. Lastly, I concluded with negative impacts technology has on the teachers and the students. By doing this, I will show while technology is important it is only a tool to educating students.
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Students can lose many teachable moments because of the use of technology (Cheng et al., 2011). Technology can help students learn, but technology alone hinders the learning process.
The futures of our students are affected in many ways by using technology. The N-Gen is outpacing the parents and teachers in technology for the first time in history. This is making the younger generation more advanced with computers than the adults teaching them (Kashmanian, 2000). Most schools do not have the capability to properly use technology in the classroom, either because lack of training or funding. Also, over reliance on technology causes many problems for the N-Gen. Some of the effects on the N-Gen students caused by technology being used in the classroom have negative implications for their future (Kashmanian, 2000). These in include characteristics defined by (Kashmanian 2000) such as fierce independence; a strong sense of autonomy derived from active roles as seekers rather than passive information recipients is one result. Another result is emotional and intellectual openness. This becomes a priority for those with Web pages and chat rooms through which they explore and expose who they really are; for an example losing one’s identify in Facebook. Preoccupation with maturity can occur, which is the need to be taken seriously based on ideas and capability rather than age. This is really a