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Positive Effects of Technology and Preteens

Although technology gets a lot of flak amongst older generations for corrupting our youth, there was a reason technology was made.  It was made to make our lives easier and more efficient.  Although this can sometimes be considered a bad affect of technology, for the right reasons efficiency can be considered a good thing.  When it comes to a child’s schooling technology can be a great device to learn from.  With the help of technology subjects are taught in a more fun and exciting way.  Kids can take the learning home and learn while playing games.  In the classroom, technology is a great tool for learning in an efficient manner.  It makes it easier for the teachers, as well as the students.

In Junior High, students learn how to write more developed essays.  With the use of technology students can research their subject matter and write simultaneously.  Now with the use of laptops, students can also continue working from home.  Another important step in Junior High is the arrival of your own cellphone.  Social networking is big among preteens and having a cellphone allows you to keep in contact with your friends while at home.  If a student has a question with their homework they can quickly ask a friend, via text or call.  It allows them the freedom to communicate quickly.  Cellphones allow students the ability to research anything anywhere.  It is a mini computer that can fit in your pocket.  I wish I had that in Junior High!

According to Chron:

Some positive effects of technology are the emphasis on learning:
  • Use it for research
  • Globalization- learn from different areas around the world
  • Educational games- make learning fun
  • Distance education- still learn even while away
  • Web seminars- learn in the comfort of your own home

The main positive factor of technology and preteens is the ability to help facilitate learning.  However, there are other ways in which technology has affected tweens in society.  Buzzle explains how, with the use of technology tweens have access to we have made phenomenal medical breakthroughs, better modes of transport, GPS and satellite technology, and electronic gadgets to help with household chores.  Positive affects of technology surrounds us in daily life, not just at school. 

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