Technology changing the way students learn


Maci Swartz

Students actively work on the laptops located in the media center

Anthony Cole, Sports Editor

   As technology continues to advance, schools remain using outdated teaching styles each and every day. Many schools are lagging behind and often use outdated software and equipment. The big question remains; are schools properly preparing students for the modern-day workforce?

   “I don’t believe our school is behind, we have upgraded to the latest and greatest chrome books,” said senior Jacob Cook. “We also have a room full of IMacs.”

   Jobs now a days require students to be able to work efficiently and well on computers and similar technology. On the contrary, schools continue to use outdated methods of teaching. Methods include using textbooks from the early 2000s. Students push for more current methods of teaching.

   “We have all this great technology, we as students love it so why not put it to use,” said Cook.

   Computers and phones can ease the workload on students. These devices are often times more precise and cut down on the amount of time it will take to find a solution. There is so much information available right at students fingertips.

   “Technology a lot of times can be more accurate because you don’t make the simple mistakes,” said teacher Brian Klinger. “It can allow you to go deeper because you’re using technology to do some of the grunt work.”

   The biggest challenge for schools is finding the funding for the new technology. However, in the long run well built devices have the ability to last a very long time. Technology is becoming very common but can also be viewed as a distraction.

   “Sometimes the phones are definitely [a distraction]” said Klinger. “So as long as we keep it on track, using it with education it can be very beneficial.”

   The use of technology in schools is a widely controversial topic. However, these devices (Ipads, phones, computers) are the way of the future. Schools must come to a decision on just how much they wish to implement them into curriculum.