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Technology taking over schools

Over the past couple of years schools have become more reliant on technology to teach, and students react on this
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Assignments, tests, quizzes, lectures, and group projects have been taken over by technology for students. The utilization of technology like Canvas, Youtube, and Quizlet has been used for convenience and to help students complete work wherever they are. However, many teachers and students have conflicting feelings over this development in school.

   Michelle Chamberlin (FAC), the school college counselor elaborates on how technology can influence students and the information they find. 

   “I think technology in education gives kids and teacher immediate access to information. It’s just are they able to know what sources are reliable, that’s the thing because there is a lot of false information that could be put out there so kids have to have that ability to make sure that sources are credible,” Chamberlin said.

   Easy access to the internet seems to be the biggest reason for its use in the classroom as Claudia Kasa (’24) feels it’s easier to do work outside the classroom. She also mentions that cheating can be easier, but if students have integrity then it shouldn’t be a worry. 

   “A pro to using technology for our assignments and our quizzes is that it’s easier to access and it’s always around us so we can get to it whenever we need it. We don’t need to physically be in the classroom. A con though is of course the cheating part but if we have integrity we don’t have to do that,” Kasa said. 

   Former spanish teacher, Mr. Theodor___ Dul (FAC) feels technology can become a distraction in class and avoided its use in his own classroom. 

   “Technology in class can be very good if it’s being used the correct way but I have found that in class a lot of kids are distracted with their technology and their off task. So in my class we only did Kahoot as a lesson to learn but other than that I avoided technology,” Mr. Dul said. 

   Starting this year Florida banned phones from classrooms (you could open this up to more of a debate since there is so much pushback)  but technology is still being used to complete quizzes, assignments, and learning tools. In the next few years teachers start a new development of the conflict with AI and its influence on students’ integrity. 

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