TED Conversations

This conversation is closed.

Debate: Should students rely on technology for their homework?

Today, students use ipods, ipads, phones, laptops, and different tablets to use the internet to help them with their homework. Don't know a word? Google it. Don't know the answer to this math problem? Use a calculator. And so on. Does this make sense?


Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • thumb
    Nov 6 2012: A lot of students are on-line but off-track, if you have to write something and don't have the spell check with you, you are in trouble, so my recommendation for students are 2: first read all you can, the only way to learn how to spell is to read with a dictionary in the hand. Second you have to be hi tech and hi touch, learn all you can about technology so that you can go out there and live, human interaction is better for living a good life. technology should be used to provide extra time. the problem is not doing the homework with hi tech, is that hi tech absorve your attention for hours after you finished.... shut down facebook for a couple of hours see what you can do in your neighbourhood for real . :)

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.