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Quotation of the Day

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

With the help of technology, students nowadays can learn more information and learn it more quickly. Do you agree? – Wee Su Lin, Year 10, Sayfol Inter

With the help of technology, students nowadays can learn more information and learn it more quickly. Do you agree? – Wee Su Lin, Year 10, Sayfol International School

Nowadays, technology is very advanced. Different people use technology for different reasons. Factories use machinery to mass produce goods. Doctors use modern equipment to help them with diagnosis and surgery. People use different modes of transport to travel to faraway places. The latest trend is for students to use it for educational purposes. With the help of technology, students can learn more information and learn it more quickly.

Firstly, by watching television, students can absorb information almost effortlessly. Learning through watching allows students to learn something in more detail. The visual aid helps them to understand concepts more quickly. There are many such educational programmes, such as Animal Planet, National Gepgraphic and so on. There are also programmes that teach Science, Geography and History. Students should not waste their time watching movies, drama or cartoons. Instead, they should watch more educational programmes. Thus, technology does indeed help students learn more and better.

Secondly, with the advent of smartphones, students can now access the internet even without a computer. They can even download applications on their smartphones. For example, they can download a language application to learn a new language. However, it is advisable for students to use their phones where there is wifi so that they wouldn’t have to pay extra for data charges which can be rather costly. Moreover, students must have enough self-discipline not to use their smartphones to play games all the time. Therefore, proper use of technology can help students learn more easily.

Thirdly, with the help of computers and the internet, students have an infinite number of sources to learn from. We can get all kinds of information on all sorts of things on the different websites on the net. We can even get to read about different opinions about the same topic in blogs and forums. This is because there are so many people out there with different ideas. We can even pose a question on the internet and people will answer it. There are also pictures or videos that can be viewed on the internet. We can download or print whatever information we wish to keep. Hence, computers are very useful for students.

In conclusion, with the help of technology, students can learn information and learn it more quickly nowadays. They can do so by watching television, using smart phones and surfing the net. Technology is very useful but it can also be very dangerous if used in harmful ways. In the future, technology will get even more advances so it will be even quicker for students to learn new things.

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