1 Corinthians 13: 1 & 13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

29 September 2009

Technology benefits students (Yip Ka Wing, Andy, 5B)

Some people may think technology is a hindrance, instead of a help, to students. Do you think so? As a student, I do not agree with them.

First, technology can facilitate students’ learning. Students can obtain so much information on the Internet nowadays. For example, a student who does Biology needs figures showing human organs to help him learn the subject well. In the past, he might borrow that from his teacher or go and buy it. However, with the Internet, what he needs to do is to click the buttons on the Internet and there will be lots of figures for him to choose. Technology saves our time, so we can have more time to spend on our studies. How can we say that technology is a hindrance to students?

Second, students can learn during chatting through ICQ or playing online games. When chatting through ICQ, students can practise their written English. This can make them write more and more fluently. Besides, not all online games are harmful to young people. Some of the games can enhance students’ knowledge in different aspects, like that in geography.

People may argue that if there were no technology at all, students would study harder. It is totally wrong. If technology did not exist, society could not make any progress. Modes of education would therefore not be possible to improve. Actually, whether to study hard is not the result of technology but depends on students themselves.

To conclude, technology is not a hindrance, but a help, to students as long as students can use it appropriately.

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