Humans just want to get their jobs done fast so that they have more time for rest. A social networking site can be defined as an online platform or site, that focuses on building or reflecting of social relations among people. By the way, they all have big flat-panel displays. Technology has many advantages and therefore helps us in many ways. Because of this, teachers have intergrated their use into their teaching.
Thus, I strongly disagree that technology is more of a boon than a bane to society. However, people have been extremely dependent on technology that has caused laziness in humans. In this modern 21st Century, everybody is making use of technology to do work. Can it help those with shorter attention spans or will it hinder independence? However, I might be able to say that the answer above is 3 + sqrt 2 or 3 - sqrt 2 , and know what that means. There are many types of technology in the world that we uses everyday.
It has made our lifes easier by helping us save time and effort, such as social media, allowing business men to advertise products etc. You meant this as sarcasm, but I see it as truth. The availability of this information to the public will then ease the identity theft. But the communication skills and creativity involved in processing the data are more valuable. Having grown up on the 8bitters, this comes naturally, on todays computers this information needs to be taught because the higher level representations possible today allow the core of what is happening to be glossed over too easily.
Think again - guns and school don't mix, even when it's a benign demonstration like this. Kids need to learn how to use their memory, and how to use a pen and a paper. With all these high tech gadgets, life becomes easier and people have more time for things like family bonding. State how the technology becomes a blessing or curse in your studies. He's right - these are problems, but precisely because they are the wrong approaches, not because computers in the classroom are inherently wrong.
These people frequently participate in social networking sites and expresses themselves via blogs. His older version of this was required reading for my tech-ed undergrads and grads. But if they have no clue about the basics do you think technology will save them. But how many of them could factor a quadratic equation? You're supposed to be learning things. Training children to use critical reasoning, not just guesswork and opinion, in their everyday studies, is probably the best step towards a better understanding of computing. I think it speaks well of the Slashdot community to see that we believe in appropriate use of technology rather than flooding the world with the latest and greatest.
The school system I work also provides a way for students to understand technology. I told them that the reason their skills had been so bad was because of the computers and the distraction that they caused. A person only becomes addicted to these games when they do not have control over how long they are being exposed to them. How about washing machines, mobile phones, fans, etc? Instead of saying 'an example of technology,' you first need to say that technology comes in many forms and social media is one. The principle told me: we need math marks up, I don't care how you do it.
Can we think of living without computers, mobile phones, electricity or modern methods of publishing? And now physics is indistinguishable from a Hollywood special effects extravaganza, and carries about as much reality to the student. It is just a matter of knowing how to keep the good side and turn the bad side into a positive attribute. Impact of Global Recession on India? Once the educatioanal leaders and teachers are convinced then they take parents into confidence. If the kids do explore, they get caught and they get in trouble. This also allow us to work efficiently as the light can be used as an extended 'day' and we have more time to do more work.
To conclude, technology is both boon and bane to society. I had a Vic 20 at home and managed to find myself in charge of teaching computers to all the primary students -- I was in 4th grade and all of 8. I think that the development of technology has indeed benefited the society that we live in right now. They can't afford to hire a new teacher, they need bathrooms that work, etc. In today's world, every person has access to quality education. With the computer, writing out our homework is a thing of the past. Stress is the bane of technology.
Like the software Microsoft Office, it allows people to organize their work or also create presentations with information, better than just a oral presentation with somewhat inaccurate drawings. These people can use technology to harm others. In addition, I was fortunate enough to be computer literate, and thus I could move ahead a bit by skipping all the basic computer literacy classes. But I plan to do this in a more urban setting with very limited resources, and I will chronicle my efforts on. But iPods have also been widely used in schools and universities to cheat in exams. It indeed help us, humans in a lot of ways.
You can roll a toy car down a track with a stopwatch and figure out its velocity. The problem is that people see technology as just Angry Birds, Facebook, YouTube music videos, and word processors that fix your spelling and grammar problems. Firstly, your definition of the term 'technology' is unreliable and thus cannot be used to explicitly define this commonly used term to the general public. Or encourage them to play outdoor games. One point that has not been adequately made is that this will be a recurring expense. It makes today's youths' real life interactions lesser and have a negative effect on the social abilities of them. It is one of the greatest inventions of mankind.