Cayla Gassaway Posted over 2 years ago Debate: Should students rely on technology for their homework? I feel that the answer to this question rely's more heavily on the students age and grade than a simple yes or no. I have two younger brothers, both of with are constantly required to use technology, not just out of want for ease of access but because it is literally part of an assignment. My youngest brother is 11 and in 5th grade. I personally feel that technology can be a good thing, but to have his homework so dependent upon the technology. I also see your point in a calculator. Recently my husband had his calculator stolen in a class and was at a loss because he needed it in order to do is various math homework. He borrowed one from a friend, but still had an issue because the calculator did not have the same functions as the one that was stolen, because it was an older model.