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Ryan M. Lee Dr. Lauren C. Mason ENGL 1101-002 13, Jun. 2013 Works Consulted Horn, Michael. “Technology Can Have a Positive Impact on Education: Deploy It Disruptively.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 23 Oct. 2008. Web. 12 June 2013. <http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2008/10/technology-can-have-apositive-impact-on-education-deploy-it-disruptively/>. This article provides another method in which technology can be applied to education to ensure a positive result. Quote: “Online enrollments are up from 45,000 in 2000 to 1 million today.” It discusses how technology can be positive, when implemented “disruptively.” Meaning that you have to implement technology in a manner to which there is no alternative. Porter, Alfonzo. “The Problem with Technology in Schools.” The Washington Post. Washington Post, 28 Jan. 2013. Web. 12 June 2013. <http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/therootdc/post/the-problem-with-technology-inschools/2013/01/28/cf13dc6c-6963-11e2-ada3-d86a4806d5ee_blog.html>. This article makes a quick mention of a Pew Research Center that “found” that “nearly 90% of teachers believe that digital technologies are creating an easily distracted generation with short attention spans.” It gives a few more statistics that deal with critical thinking, and reading skills. I really like paragraph four because it places responsibility of teaching students when, and how to use technology directly on parents. It really discusses technology as a distraction to students, and its effect on critical thinking skills. This

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article is against my belief, and will give me a few really good points to attempt to dispute. Richtel, Matt. “Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction.” NY Times. New York Times Company, 21 Nov. 2010. Web. 6 June 2013. <http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/21/technology/21brain.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1& >. This is the original article that presented the issue of digital technology and its interference with education. It provided me with the ability to form an argument around where the responsibility should fall when it comes to a students proper use of digital technology. - - -. “In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores.” The New York Times. New York Times Company, 3 Sep. 2011. Web. 12 June 2013. <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/04/technology/technology-in-schools-facesquestions-on-value.html?pagewanted=all>. The article starts out in a classroom setting, and mentions students with laptops studying Shakespeare. It talks about how this class has adopted technology to aid in teaching, but it says that “since 2005, scores in reading and math have stagnated.” It talks about standardized testing and how it does not capture all of the skill that the computers can help to develop. The article really discusses the issue of investing big money in technology with no real proof of academic improvement. This article does a really good job of comparing the positive and the negative attributes of technology in academia. Smith, Andrea. “College Admissions Advice to Students: Think Now, Tweet Later.” Mashable. Mashable, 29 Oct. 2012. Web. 6 June 2013. <http://mashable.com/2012/10/29/college-admissions-social-profiles/>. This article

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helped prove my point of just how important of a role digital technology can play when it comes to furthering one's education. It allowed me to realize that technology is not just a distraction from everyday school work, but can also play a larger role in ways that some may not even know. Wilhelm, Alex. “How Technology Has Changed Education.” The Next Web. Next Web, 5 Jan. 2011. Web. 12 June 2013. <http://thenextweb.com/insider/2011/01/05/howtechnology-has-changed-education/>. The article simply gives a few different key points to how technology is shaping how our educational process. It discusses both positive and negative attributes of technology. I like this quote: “On the whole, intellectualism and its pursuits will always command respect.” It talks about cheating and how easy it is, but then disputes that with how schools are doing more testing and making harder to cheat. I really like the end of this article that states “strong and smart” teachers are needed to ensure focus on the proper ways to adopt technology in the classroom. Willard, Nancy. “Schools and Online Social Networking.” EducationWorld. Education World, n.d. Web. 12 June 2013. <http://www.educationworld.com/a_issues/issues/issues423.shtml>. This article discusses a few of the reasons social media websites can be negative for students or kids. It points out the parents that do not pay attention to what their kids are posting/viewing online. The article gives examples of how internet use at school can and should be monitored and restricted. It does not place as much emphasize on parent responsibility, but more on the institute. It states that there should be a “clear policy with a strong focus on educationally valuable use of the internet.” It does not really discuss the use of social media sites, or their effect on academic performance.

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Yuen, Steve Chi-Yin, and Patrivan K. Yuen. “PDAs as Educational Power Tools.” ProQuest Research Library. Tech Directions, Apr. 2003. Web. 13 June 2013. <http://search.proquest.com/pqrl/docview/218515512/13E9E4FE0B47D9DA09A/2?acco untid=8366>. This article starts by saying that one of the reasons computers are not found in classrooms everywhere is related to the cost of the computers. This is one of the first articles I have found that mention that teachers view the use of personal computers more of a way to cheat, rather than a way to research. This article really discusses some of the advantages and disadvantages of PDAs’ over computers. It does have little relevance to my topic.