Technology addiction problem has been treated important especially in the

Technology addiction problem has been treated

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Technology addiction problem has been treated important, especially in the education field of secondary schools, because adolescent is more vulnerable to the addiction. Internet addiction was an important issue a few years ago. However, smart phone addiction has become a more serious problem recently. In order to prevent the addiction and to provide new educational methods for the secondary school students, many researchers have proposed various kinds of
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BUENAVISTA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL Senior High School New Poblacion, Buenavista, Guimaras 21 research works such as new addiction measurement scales and the environmental or personal factors that cause the addiction so far emphasis and keeping in view all the factors adversely or positively impacts on their academic performance. Majority of students use smartphones for leisure purposes and only few uses for educational development purposes. It’s easier to store information: Computers enable better and more robust storage of information. Compact memory devices have replaced notebooks and a keyboard and computer mouse are the new writing devices. What may have required hundred pages of a book can be compacted into a tiny memory chip. It can take hours to write, but it takes only second s to type. Storing data has been much easier, owing to technology. (Parsad and Jones, 2008) Computers seem to be the big craze of the century. Computers are in almost every classroom around the world, whether at each students desk or at least at every teachers desk. In the James Kulik Study (1994), the researcher used a technique called meta-analysis to aggregate the findings from more than 500 individual studies of computer-based instruction. Computer based instruction individualizes the educational process to accommodate the needs, interests, and learning styles of each student (Kulik, 1994, 4).
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BUENAVISTA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL Senior High School New Poblacion, Buenavista, Guimaras 22 Margaret Kay (2008) mentioned that the growth and prevalence of modern technology has opened up the ways in which teachers can communicate ideas to their students. Students frequently use and participate in technology in a non0academic setting through video games, cellphones and the internet. As students’ progress through the schooling system, they may be required to use technologies to research and present their ideas. Thus, incorporating technology into the classroom curriculum may not only be a familiar way of communicating with today’s techno -savvy children but also necessary in preparing them in an increasingly technological society. Kat Bradley (2009) said that, as technology becomes more prevalent in everyday life, schools have an obligation to ensure that students are prepared to use that technology in workplace.
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