Textbook replaced by cell phone
Traditional textbooks are losing their charm in schools as children are increasingly relying on Smart phone and e-readers to access information. Internet provides an edge for those that have difficulty in remembering what had been taught previously. It’s a good way of learning and keeping children interested in the subject with better illustrations and graphical descriptions. But there are also some disadvantages of the use of Smartphone for students.
Too much technology is harmful for students who at their young age are not sensible enough to avoid distractions that come with Smart phone. Handwriting and reading textbooks would lose its significance. With editing and auto-correct tools available on Smart phone, students will ignore the need to remember spellings and grammar rules. Practicing of handwriting will be lost which has been a good thing for school going students. Health problems like headache and blurred vision are commonly associated with use of Smart phone for extended hours.
One can, therefore, concluded that studying in a traditional way with books gives an effective way of learning the things. It also fulfils the task of writing the matter, which is again a good exercise along with learning. Smart phone can be used to keep the notes but cannot replace the actual way of reading and learning the subjects from the textbooks. By taking help from textbooks, we can make notes, presentations etc. and our skills of reading and writing can also improve with reading and fostering a good relationship with books. —Karachi