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Jayson Ulloa Summer 2017 Professor Woolsey The Generations Divided Technology is involved in our everyday lives whether we accept it, or not. One of the biggest controversial problems in the education systems are the use of technology. Whether they are cellphones, laptops, or tablets the question is should they be allowed or not? It's not a simple yes, or no, because there are many factors that go into determining the answer to this question. Before you can answer the question you have to look at the practical, ethical, philosophical, and personal angles that will be explained throughout my research. We have now made our world one in which we can not live without technology. Everyone now uses smartphones and advanced technology that we did not have a couple years ago. We use smartphones in our classrooms, workplace, and they are made for our everyday use, so how do smartphones affect different generations, if they have an affect at all? Technology is very recent, so are the younger generations (late 90’s & 2000s babies) more attached to smartphones than the older generation (30 and over) who didn't have the same technology growing up? The first smartphone was introduced to the general public June 29, 2007. This phone was made by Apple and was called the “iPhone.” Now there are 7 iPhone's release to this day. With this new creation by Apple other companies like Samsung began to release their own smartphone, which was in September of 2008. Samsung had named their first smartphone the “Android.” Both of these phones have improved throughout the years and are able to do things no one could imagine in the early 2000’s. There are thousands of different tools we can access on a single smartphone that is useful for many different things and environments. Some of those things are apps, text messages, live video chats, emails, internet access, camera, and phone calls. Is there a generational difference with the use of phones in the workplace? According to William Behrens article "Managing Millennials," he explains the generational difference between the older generation and the millennials. One point he makes is that the profile developed for the millennials suggests that they might depend excessively on leadership from supervisors, but that they will also be able to manage technological changes better in the workplace. He makes this point because although the older generation might have more experience in a job field, millennials grew up with technology and know how to navigate quicker with technology. With this being said not

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