Increasingly, the use of digital technology in classrooms is becoming commonplac


Increasingly,
the use of digital technology in classrooms is becoming commonplace. In fact,
several recent surveys estimate that more than 90% of K-12 classrooms are
equipped with computers. Online education, computer-based educational products,
and the use of mobile digital devices (i.e. laptops, tablets, phones) have also
been implemented by many school districts across the nation, despite drastic
budget cuts. A question arises: Should schools use as much digital technology
as they can afford? Supporters point to budget-friendly options, such as free
learning materials, applications, and e-books, while arguing that technology in
the classroom offers a personalized, student-focused learning experience and
preparation for technology-based work environments. However, opponents argue
that technology is too costly, declines in value and demand over time (becomes
obsolete too quickly), and hinders human interaction.
In a five-paragraph essay, discuss three
reasons why you support or oppose
schools using as much digital technology as they can afford.


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