Electronic Usage Essay

Submitted By desirepet
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Desire Peters
Mark Davis
Commentary
September 19, 2014

Electronic Usage among Children

As a child born in the mid- 90's I have seen plenty of major differences in the generations of my bringing up from the generations of upcoming children today. Electronics have been very helpful among the business and the adult aspects of life, but now we are slowly but surely seeing more and more kids with working iPhones, MP3 Players, tablets, and electronics that we were not allowed having. We were always forced to go outside and play around with the neighborhood kids, and to become more active. Our parents did not want us to become "brainwashed." Electronics and technology is growing more stronger and more developed each and every day. Electronics are making a larger impact on our lives than we actually ponder on. We take the objects that we have for granted yet to look back on the past and see where technology has escalated in the recent years. Electronics has changed the way we perceive life and it is changing the way that these uprising students are being raised and educated. According to the Huffington Post; digital media is helping and making the students evolve more. "When educators choose to use technology... they should use it to enhance lessons, not replace them." By the educators making the classroom with bits of electronic input, they give the children to have more of a hands-on feel to the lessons, when an instructor takes away the fundamentals they could end up harming the child's developmental growth. I agree that electronics should most definitely be involved in a classroom. The technology that we are currently able to access now differs from back then; helps evolve the students and the way their minds are currently being molded. My sister had bought my niece a LeapFrog tablet, which has e-books and other school subjects such as: math, reading, writing, art, etc. You can personally download files and worksheets through your desktop to the LeapFrog tablet to help the child to learn while having fun on an electronic device. My niece is three years old, reading at a first grade level. By introducing, the electronics to the schools give the students more of a "kinesthetic feel." "Kinesthetic is one of Gardner's eight intelligences; it is simply the learning through movement and actions-- kinesthetic intelligence is the capacity to manipulate objects and use a variety of physical skills." Young children boys often have a hard time sitting down, behaving, and staying concentrated on his work periodically throughout the day. Young boys seem to thrive using kinesthetic learning, which fits well with their use of space, aggressive behaviors, and need for physical activity. Children may often fidget or squirm, have trouble staying seated, have difficulty playing or working quietly, or blurt out answers in school. Without kinesthetic teachings that are rarely being taught, the young boys are often restricted to sit still and behave. Throughout most boys, you often see a sign of A.D.H.D. A.D.H.D. is an acronym for (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). A.D.H.D. is a problem of not being able to focus; being overactive, or not being able to control their own behavior--, they might also have one or more of these symptoms. Approximately 11% of children 4-17 years of age (6.4 million) have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011. According to psychologists eighty- two percent of boys are diagnosed with the disorder; if the child has never received treatment or has not overcome the disorder it can very well stay with the child into their adult years. If electronics are being used throughout the classrooms, as the children are younger-- there will be more students that could be easily…