find cures for sickness or just simply trying to travel from one place to another. In this paper, I
argue that technology has a huge impact in our society, because of the way that it has help us get
through our daily lives easy, faster, and more effectively. Technology has grown through out the
years as humans have become more intelligent and creative. From the creation of the light bulb
to the creation of the iPhone. The ways in which technology has impacted would be through
education, communication, and health.
The first way in which technology impacts us is through education. Technological
advances in education have been many over the last 50 years. As we look back just 20 years ago,
computers were not common place inside the classroom let alone in the household. Students
today use cell phones that can do almost anything imaginable such as getting real time updates
on their bank accounts, download information off the internet, watch TV or even make a movie.
Imagine going through our everyday life without the aid of a computer, it could be exhilarating
and yet also cumbersome to juggle daily duties (1). Moreover, when technology is used as a tool
to support students in performing authentic tasks, the students are in the position of defining their
goals, making design decisions, and evaluating their progress (2). Technology has helped us
become better multi taskers but it is also a tool in which people can rely on to be creative and
share things with others. The technology in the classroom also effects the teachers that are there
to help the students with what they need. For example since the iPad launched in 2009, schools
in Iowa have replaced textbooks with E-books. They have programs in two thirds of the 600
districts which started these "one-to-one" programs, in which schools provide one iPad for each
student, soon after Apple released the tablet in April, 2010 (3). The teacher is no longer the
center of attention as the dispenser of information, but rather plays the role of facilitator, setting
project goals and providing guidelines and resources, moving from student to student or group to
group, providing suggestions and support for student activity (2). Therefore, it could be said that
technology and bad teachers have no impact and little scale, whereas technology and great
teachers have the ability to help the learner achieve their full potential (4). Even if that is the case
technology is still working towards a positive impact on the students in the classroom. It is a key
item in the daily lives of people around the world.
The second impact would be in communication in our society communication is key whether
its talking to a relative through the phone or trying to follow your favorite athlete on Twitter.
From the invention of the telegraph and telephone to the advent of the Internet, technology has
given people tools to not only keep in