The Electronic Prohibition

Logan Troester

Staff Writer ’15

Change is a difficult task, but adaption is necessary. There has always been a constant struggle between teachers and students regarding the use of technology. Currently at Nouvel electronics are prohibited in the classroom unless specified otherwise. For teachers they are often seen as a distraction and a way to cut corners. However for students they are a way of life. Phones, iPods, tablets, and computers are all technological advancements that should be used rather than ignored. Allowing electronics and learning on these devices prepare students for a culture immersed in technology. The fastest growing and highest paying jobs in the United States require electronic use of some sort on a day-to-day basis. And isn’t that what schools are suppose to be doing? Preparing students for a feature in the real world? According to the US Department of Education and studies by the National Training and Simulation Association, tablets and other devices used in the classroom cut the time students take to learn and increase the motivation to learn. The world is changing it may be time for schools to reconsider their technology preferences and get with the program.

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