Do you consider technologically equipped students better peformances? What is your basis?


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Call me Z Profile
Call me Z answered

No.  That’s akin to saying a player with the fancier socks is a better baller.

I’ll use your ill-worded question as an example. Doesn't your device have spellcheck? Giving a wrench to a baboon doesn’t make him a mechanic. 

I know people who are more impressive with a pencil than others are with a laptop.

PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

Yes and no. It is good to have the technology for resource and research, but a total reliance on it is destroying students ability for critical thinking. It is also eliminating a lot of students imagination. They are so quick to turn on a machine to see if something exist or would rather watch a movie than read a book. Books allow one's mind to create the world in which the book takes place. A movie is someone else's vision.

Maurice Korvo Profile
Maurice Korvo answered

If a student uses, for example, a calculator/computer for all mathematical classes, he/she may get great marks, and the argument is that in industry they will be able to use the calculators. But, if someone asks them how much pie is left, they cannot tell, unless they count the pieces cut. If the pie is half there, can they relate that to 1/2? Can they estimate if all they do is use a calculator/computer?  (this answer came out poorly, but hopefully you get what I am saying)

carlos Striker Profile
carlos Striker answered

An open receptive mind coupled with hard work would.

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