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The Argument for Technology in the Classroom

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Have you ever dreamed of not having to carry around heavy textbooks and materials to class every day? Imagine having access to all of your textbooks, notes and assignments on a laptop or tablet at all times.

Brandon Mensah (11) is an advocate of Ebooks, and he believes that students and teachers should try to eliminate textbooks and unnecessary paper assignments.

“I really hope we start going away from paper and more into technological learning such as Ebooks, using a stylus and tablet and even getting to use our phones in class,” Mensah said.

Mensah is one of the hundreds of students at White Station who would prefer a laptop or tablet over the usual hefty load of textbooks and other supplies that they carry daily.

Reanna Ruddick (12) also supports Ebooks and encourages technology in the classroom.

“Ebooks would be more effective because you can pull out your tablet or computer anywhere and have your textbook and research right in front of you,” Ruddick said.  

Biology, anatomy and physiology teacher, Mrs. Kannady, utilizes technology in her classroom daily.  She uses Twitter, her blog, a newsletter, powerpoints, phones and computers every day.

“Ebooks would be awesome because students would have 24/7 access, kids would have less back problems if they didn’t have to carry around ginormous books and I wouldn’t have to hear anyone tell me that they forgot their book,” Kannady said.

Technology is becoming increasingly more accessible and ubiquitous, so schools should be more open to incorporating it into the curriculum with a more modern approach.

The Shelby County Schools district needs to further strengthen available resources and access to technology to enable students to better compete in the global world.

 

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