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T ECHNOLOGY AND THE
Y OUTH OF T ODAY
Created By: Lisa Power Weaver
CEPD 8102
Spring 2012
H O W M U C H D O Y O U T H R E A L LY
U S E T E C H N O L O G Y T H E S E D AY S ?
This video was chosen
because it is a shocking
truth about youth and the
use of technology. You
never really realize how
much technology plays a
role in your everyday life.
Listening to the teens
interviewed in this video is
eye opening. Teens are
more aware than adults in
today’s society.
(Leesmal2001, 2008)
HOW DOES THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY
N E G AT I V E LY A F F E C T S T U D E N T S ?
 Students lack the ability to interact with others when
This article had great
information on the
affects of technology
on students. It was
easy to understand and
had very pertinent
information to the
topic I was
researching. It is full
of information that
anyone can understand.
starting school.
 Students lack trust and confidence in teachers
because they depend of technology to learn.
 Students are becoming more obese due to little to no
exercise and increased time in front of a computer.
 “Lets change the way children view technology, no
longer as a need but as a helpful tool, and by doing this we
change the outcome of the American child.”
(Bookrags, 2006)
HOW DOES THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY
N E G AT I V E LY A F F E C T S T U D E N T S ?
(CONTINUED)
 Cyber-bullying – students are creating
websites, blogs, Facebook pages and the like
and using these sites to embarrass or harass
other peers.
 Society becoming more lazy with
everything at their finger tips.
 Society becoming desensitized to what is
going on around them.
 Youth have a lack of social interaction;
they are not sure how to have a face-to-face
meeting or interaction with those in authority
or importance.
This information
supports the negative
aspect of technology.
Students must be
taught how to use the
technology available to
them in the proper way.
They cannot be given a
computer, iPads, etc.
and told, “Go.” They
need to be supervised
and given guidance in its
usage. (David-Ferdon &
Hertz, 2007) and
(Corkern, 2009)
HOW DOES THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY
P O S I T I V E LY A F F E C T S T U D E N T S ?
 Students learning “from” technology:
• Tutoring through computers have
increased student achievement on
standardized tests.
• Computers serve as a motivator for
student learning
• Computers are supported by
administrators, parents, and the
general public.
 Please refer to the next slide for learning “with” technology.
While doing research, I
never thought about the
difference in learning
from technology and
learning with technology.
This source was great at
explaining the difference
in the two and giving
positive affects of both.
If technology was always
used in these ways, it
would almost always have
a positive impact on the
youth of today.
(Reeves, 1998)
HOW DOES THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY
P O S I T I V E LY A F F E C T S T U D E N T S ?
(CONTINUED)
 Students learning “with” technology
• Learning is more engaging for students.
• Students are able to represent their learning through design using
many tools.
• Wide range of skills engaged: management, research, organization,
presentation, and reflection.
 As the state standards for teaching change from GPS to CCGPS, the
skills that students are engaged in will become more and more impactful in
their learning and showing what they have learned.
W H AT C A N A D U LT S D O F O R S T U D E N T S
T H AT M AY N O T H AV E A R I C H T E C H N O L O G Y
ENVIRONMENT?
 The Morino Institute offers these 10 ideas (Morino, 1997):
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Focus on human outcomes, not technology.
Get involved with the new technologies.
Adopt a learning – to – learn approach.
Understand the issues.
Ensure low-cost access for all.
Claim your ‘citizen’s right” to information
Investigate new economic opportunities.
Maintain an informed, balanced view.
Support community learning centers.
Give youth the power they need.
I chose to include this
information because not
all students or youth of
today have access to
technology. They may
have limited access but
not near the access that
their economically
advantaged counterparts
may have. These are good
ideas to help increase a
lacking area.
FINAL FOOD FOR
THOUGHT
This video drives my point
home. Technology is
everywhere. The statistics in
this video are bone chilling.
Is technology really a great
thing for us to continue to
develop so rapidly or would it
be wise for us to slow down
and focus on the youth of
today? (Qualman, 2011)
Video found on Youtube.com via Erik Qualman.
REFERENCES
Bookrags. (2006). The effect of technology on youth . Retrieved March 15, 2012 from http://www.bookrags.com/essay2004/8/18/212039/554
Corkern, A. (2009). The negative effects of advancing technology on society. Retrieved on March 16, 2012 from
http://www.articleonlinedirectory.com/128143/the-negative-effects-of-advancing-technology-on-society.html
David-Ferdon, C., & Hertz, M. F. (2007). Electronic media, violence, and adolescents: An emerging public health problem. Journal of
Adolescents Health, 41(6), S1-S5. Retrieved on March 17, 2012 from http://www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X(07)003643/fulltext
Leesmal2001 (2008, November 19). Technology dependence of teenagers in New York City. Retrieved March 15, 2012, from
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dAsCtpEceY
Morino, M. (1997, March 14). The impact of technology on youth in the 21st century. Retrieved March 15, 2012 from
http://www.morino.org/pdf/cdf.pdf
Qualman, E (2011, June 22). Social media revolution 3. Retrieved January 31, 2012 from
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0EnhXn5boM&feature=related
Reeves, T. C. (1998). The impact of media and technology in schools: A research report for the bertelsmann foundation. Retrieved on
March 20, 2012 from http://www.ic.sunysb.edu/Stu/ashidele/The_Impact_of_Media_by_Bertelsmann_Fdtn.pdf

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