(2) Technologies can improve education system

By Aneta Macijauskaite (1997), Silutes pirmoji gymnasium/Lithuania

New technologies change our lives quite quikly. Every part of life is computerized and improved more and more every day. For example, shopping on-line almost changed buying in shops. Only few years ago children were playing with friens outside. Now almost every child has got a computer and the Internet, they are playing computer games, they are “meeting” their friends in Facebook or something like that. There are lots of examples how computer and the Internet changes our lives.

One of them is an email pupils’ record book. It has improved our education system. It makes our school life easier.

In the past teachers had to do everything in the register: write the topic of the lesson and homework. They had to check who is absenct on that day. So the invention of an email register improved education system for teachers, too.

If we talk about students and their parents we can see lots of advantages as well. Everybody knows that parents do not like bad marks, students as well. But when students had ordinary diaries it was easier to hide marks from parents. Students could erase bad marks or even do not write them into their diaries. But I absolutely agree that it depends on your consciense.

Nevertheless, there are lots of advantages: now we can check what we have for homework, we can compare our marks with those of other classmates’ etc. I have carried out a poll and made this chart to show you my classmates’ opinion about email record books.

The results are:

This chart confirms that a part of people are not conscientious and it’s necessary to do to something to fight with cheating.

In conclusion I want to say that the Internet and a computer are good, they “help” us to live. However, in my opinion, they shouldn’t change a real life and communication with real people.

3 Responses to “(2) Technologies can improve education system”

  1. Thank you for your opinion, Jessica. I’m happy you agree with me.
    Peters, I didn’t say that the Internet is good because it changes our lives. I said that it changes our lives, it’s good and helpful, but it shouldn’t change real communicating with real people. I know we spend a lot of time in social networks, but I mean that it should’t become the most important way to communicate.

  2. Peters A says:

    Your article is quite good but in my opinion a little bit one-sided. Only in the conclusion you name a few disadvantages of the new technologies. You say that these technologies shouldn´t keep us from talking to “real” people but it actually does in our lives today!!! If we would compare, how much people talked to each other in further times and today there would be a huge difference. We often post (unimportant) things in social networks but don´t really talk to a person. I disagree with your opinion that the Internet and computers are good because they change our lives and stop the communication with “real” people.

  3. I agree with you there.The internet is can be very helpful and is also a good way to communicate. This homepage is a good example! Without the internet, it would be difficult to exchange our articles what would make it harder to put our whole project into practise.

    But having thought about the email pupils’record book, I asked myself : What about those pupils, whose family aren’t able to afford a privat internet connection, because they haven’t got enough money? Won’t it exclude these pupils from the rest of the class?
    So my opinion is absolutely the same as yours. They can’t change real life with internet communication.