According to statistics, 71% of high school and middle school students rely on electronic technology for their homework answers. We now have apps and websites like Photomath, Answers.com, HwPic, Homework Helper, Slader, etc. Even I, can’t say I haven’t used one of these for my homework. It often happens when you procrastinate. Saying you’ll do it, then the time comes and you still haven’t done it. That’s where the usage of internet to get your answers comes in handy.
Is the internet a good thing in today’s generation? Or is it just making us dumber? Some argue that yes, it is making us dumber. Apart from dumber, it’s making us lazy too. In addition, today’s generation now has kids as early as the age of 9 using the technology that we learned later on. Although the internet has positive learning benefits, it has several negative ones.
The positive learning benefits of the internet are sharing your ideas and solutions, getting tutoring, learning with videos, communicating outside of the classroom, and much more. Students can now do their work and submit it through the internet. This is an easy way of completing your task.
On the contrary, the internet is and can be used negatively. The kind that affects your learning. Learning is for you to see how it’s done and then practicing it yourself until you understand it. However, some are ‘ learning ‘ by copying the answer. That to me isn’t learning. That is making us dumber. We often rely too much on the internet. And even with technology this advanced, we can now even ask our phones to look up the answer for us.
As can be seen, it has both good and bad effects. Now it all depends on how YOU use it. You could easily use it to help you but ‘help’ shouldn’t be you getting all the information to write what you didn’t really learn or understand.