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Is technology helping or hurting students?

Posted at 7:51 AM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 13:08:24-05

MILWAUKEE -- Is technology helping or hurting the way students learn in school?

Easy answers are a quick click away, but teachers show us why Siri or Alexa do not always have the right answer.

Engineering instructor Tim Mielke shares how he outsmarts Siri, "You have to creatively get the students to engage in the process of learning."

Shoreland Lutheran High School is a Google App school. Every student has their own laptop.

Getting students to learn without the aid of technology pushed him to teach in creative ways.

"Maybe you can find an answer I give to you, but can you use that answer and apply it to a problem that I give to you?" said Mielke.

Maureen Paschal, a librarian and creator of the site raising the capable student, says real learning take place during that struggle to find the answer. She explains there are times when devices are helpful, such as checking the homework after its done.

"Maybe double checking their multiplication sheet, but they're doing the work. But then the device is helping them correct it," said Paschal.