For years, parents, teachers and students have debated the presence of technology in the classroom.There have been many schools that have switched to electronic education and many schools that have banned any and all technology including personal cell phones.
Being able to slow down if help is needed would help teachers address what to focus on when instructing a class as well as keeping students from falling behind when they are not as fast as the course is moving.
On the other hand, people who disagree with technology in school say that not every student can teach themselves.
Writing digitally with automatic spell-check and grammar corrections has changed the way students write essays.
"Being able to type and see exactly what mistakes I'm making has made it much easier to recognize those mistakes on my own when I'm writing on paper." said Ana Ramirez, a junior at MHS.
Many programs have times in the class where partner work is needed to complete the assignment.
Students would still be responsible for presentations and verbal discussions on the material.
Imagining what life would be like without some of these advancements has become a difficult task due to their importance and our reliance on them.
One of the areas where modern technology is most important is in the realm of communication.
I can do it at home if I don’t finish in class and can easily take it to our teacher to ask for help.” Brown said.
Some argue that focusing on those skills means missing out on social interaction, but that is not true.