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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?

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  • Nov 9 2012: students should be given enough time to cultivate their original ideas and use their own brain........the thing is not every student is same......he/she needs to clear his/her basics to put their mind and soul into the task given.......and for that student will always opt for shortcuts....like ipads, phones, tablets, internet,calculators......i dont think student require the hi tech options as solution but yes these surely will develop awareness knowledge and information about specific task........
    calculators must not b the solution for calculations as one should develop skills to calculate fast and accurate......even if there are decimals in the calculation or if its metric calculations too.......

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