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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 10 2012: I think it is sad that a child will no longer know how to go t a library and look up information in books.
    Encyclopedia Britannica has ceased to publish its encyclopedias. This is sad. They go to Wikipedia instead. The only problem with Wikipedia is anyone can contribute to it so it’s often inaccurate.
    Google tells us everything so easily. We don’t have to research any more. We just type a couple of words and we get million of hits of information.
    Some say handwriting will cease to exist within 10-15 years. http://hotword.dictionary.com/handwriting/
    So much will be lost
    • Nov 14 2012: Although it's sad that students won't know how to look up books in a library, they will have an infinite number of resources at their hands to do research. The skills we'll have to teach now is how to properly research and how to check for reliability. Just because it's on the internet doesn't mean its true.
    • Nov 14 2012: It will be sad but why not move with times and advance with the technology. So much will be lost, but so much will be gained.

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