Should We Go To School?

A school is a high place of knowledge. It is an institution that produces and distills expertise in various fields. It shapes the vision of the elites who rule the nations. She educates, she creates social classes.

School And Posterity

History has made a place of choice for the unforgettable inventors and scientists who have made significant discoveries or developed grand theories to explain phenomena that are beyond the comprehension of ordinary mortals. Thus we all know today Einstein, Galileo, Newton, Darwin or Hawkins, to name only those there. They have left an immeasurable good to humanity and posterity. These are high figures of the success of good school education.

School and knowledge

In keeping with scientific and technological progress, the school offers a wide range of expertise. Theories abound, trying to explain phenomena of life, inert and matter in all its forms: solid, liquid, gaseous. The knowledge is structured and presented in the form of courses or disciplines that the model student must assimilate and return in the best way to have good grades. Without this knowledge shaped over the years, we would not understand our world. Without this knowledge, we would not have had all the progress that our civilization has benefited, and that has made the world as it is today (our cities, treatments for diseases, etc.).

School and social conduct

A society, whatever it is, needs values. These values, in our modern society, for example, are instilled in the future generation through schools. School education models and simplifies these values to make them understandable even to the still stammering mind of a child. Who does not remember civic education taught in primary school? Without forgetting those rhymes, fables, poems or songs that made our children’s hearts vibrate and introduced us to distinguish right from wrong. These acquired values shape the personality; teach us the rules and laws to respect, for a better society. The school harmoniously complements or reframes family education and street education.

Look around you. How many are these stars, yet wealthy, but who chained escapades, hiccups, and errors, often worthy of amateurs and “big kids”? What is most often their problem? Not having been to school A wealthy and influential man but without education, is a real public danger!

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Digital Tablets At School

The digital plan launched by the National Education in May 2015 planned to equip in September 2016 more than 175,000 students in digital tablets co-funded by the State and local authorities (1,256 schools and 1,510 colleges).

┬áSome Advantages…

  1. Lighten the weight of the binder and facilitate the organization. Heavy and bulky textbooks are replaced by digital books downloaded from the digital tablet. Also, exercises performed on this medium can be archived without the sheets stealing, getting lost or increasing the volume of the binders.
  2. Make reading more accessible, including changing font and line sizes, using audio playback, recording when playing aloud, using the built-in dictionary … or accessing ebooks free of rights, so free “classics.”
  3. Facilitate access to information and collaborative work among students, through consultation of the many resources available, and immediate sharing of documents.
  4. Increase computer skills and those related to Internet use. The goal is to reduce the “digital divide” which is less expressed regarding access to technology than regarding use and control of these tools.

Some disadvantages…

  1. The increase in the time spent in front of screens, with associated visual or muscular problems (neck and backache), but also during homework, less “cut” temptations offered by the Internet.
  2. The distraction related to the many temptations offered by the tablet (games, Internet, messaging …): as an illustration (even if we know that it is artificial and unproductive to dissociate the game of learning), a little more than 62% of the students surveyed in the above-mentioned survey first define the iPod in the classroom as “fun”, compared to 18% who rate it as “useful”.
  3. Less good memory: we remember better what we write than what we type. Drawing letters enhance learning, and handwriting seems to stimulate thought by activating more brain areas.