What We Dread About Technology

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What We Dread About Technology

Madison Morse

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We all love technology; it’s so convenient to have everything we need at our fingertips. However, it’s so stressful when it doesn’t perform the way we expect. We rely on school WiFi, iPads, and computers a lot here at Ridge. If something isn’t working, we go ballistic. Here are some of the most frustrating things about them.

 

Canvas:

-Canvas will often log you out randomly. Now you have to find your district and log in all over again. This is extremely annoying when your teacher is going at a fast pace and you’re trying to keep up with them.

-The new upgrade of canvas is also very confusing; turning in assignments has become more complex. Half of the time when you think you’re turning something in, it doesn’t submit. Then you get marked late for something you actually turned in.

-Canvas often also buffers a lot, making it hard to load files efficiently.

 

iPad:

-The battery doesn’t last long on iPads. You get to your seventh hour and you can’t use it because it’s about to die.

-Some iPads automatically do updates on their own, and the timing isn’t always convenient.

-Apps take forever to download, so you can’t use them then and there when you need them.

-The WiFi is also very slow, and sometimes it doesn’t even work. The iPad will occasionally automatically connect to the wrong WiFi, making it slow.

-When your iPad dies, some of the work you might have been working on previously gets deleted.

 

Safari:

-A lot of websites that would’ve come in handy are blocked.

-If you try to have multiple tabs open, the internet becomes really slow.

 

Even though these are minor problems, they seem to get in the way of education. Maybe we’d be better off with just a pen and paper just like old times.  Kylee Wolf, a sophomore, says that the technology isn’t all that bad. Overall, she feels like iPads are better than the old pen and paper.

 

“The iPads give me a chance to have all of my work organized in one place and not scattered everywhere,” Wolf stated.

 

On the other hand, some people can’t stand the iPads. For example, recently I noticed one of my classmates, Tanner Loosle, having trouble turning in his homework.

 

“It’s hard to turn stuff in, it breaks down a lot,” Loosle said.

 

Sometimes it gets so confusing to the point where people give up on turning things in and doing the work altogether.