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Did you know students spend 9 hours a day on technology ? This means they spend a third of their day on technology.   Back then before technology wasn’t really a thing or invented there wasn’t many time spent on it. Which meant students spent less time on technology. Although now in days technology has improved dramatically that students end up using it more then going outside and exercising.    Technology is a negative impact on students because it tends to mess with their         sleeping schedule. Leading to lose focus in when their in school. Don’t get it wrong technology is also a positive impact because it helps students to engage in school and get work , assignment and essay done quicker.                         How does technology affects students ability to succeed in high school ?  In today’s paper we will be discussing the topic on how technology is impacting to high school students in both negative and positive ways.Technology impacts students’ ability to succeed in school in a positive way by improving productivity but negative because it  affects their sleep and ability to stay focused.When using technology in school, it helps productivity to go quicker, and so making the work easier to do. Productivity has always been necessary in school, technology only improves this by making knowledge more accessible as well as effortless.”Technology infused classrooms with digital learning tools, such as computers and handheld devices; expands course offerings, experiences, and learning materials; supports learning 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; builds 21st century skills ‘The 21st century skills are necessary to be able to know how to use technology, which is used in a everyday average life, specially for efficiency. “There’s no sense going anywhere until we start putting some stakes in the ground about learning,” he said. “We need to understand the learning. We need to understand the design. We need to do all of that before we ever get to technology. If we start with technology first, then we’re just playing.” (technology conference) Technology is vital to learning, there could be a lack of quick communication if there was none. And so, it is essential to create a better and more efficient life. Technology affects sleep by making teens distracted and making them sleep less. If children don’t sleep their brain gets damaged slowly and they don’t get as much learning because they fall asleep during school. In the source of sleeping it states how technology affects the body.  “And if you’re surfing the web, seeing something exciting on Facebook, or reading a negative email, those experiences can make it hard to relax and settle into slumber. (Three ways gadgets are keeping you awake). “Moreover,  This shows how technology affects the number of hours that you get because when kids are interested in something on their phones they keep wanting to see more and more affecting their sleep and their brain . “They chose 20 research reports involving a total of 125,198 children, evenly divided by gender, with an average age of 14½ years.” (Scutti, 2016).This shows how there are so many children that are being affected by technology and especially from age 14 and above. Technology affects the ability to stay focused by being a distraction, by being something that could have the brain out of what should be do. As a governmental page says “One found that people who are interrupted by technology score 20 percent lower on a standard cognition test.” This connects that people are more interested in social media instead of their work and when it’s time for testing or to work the teenagers don’t  know what to do and that could affect their grades in high school for doing that. “Even when on their best behavior, can’t concentrate on homework for more than two minutes without distracting themselves by using social media or writing an email.”  This evidence  connects to my topic because the teenagers don’t do their work they just do something else instead of doing  their homework for 2 minutes max, but they are too distracted in messages and their social media they are hours and hours in the cell phone instead of doing what they suppose to do. I got the quotes from nbc news And so, after doing this research, we came to the conclusion that technology is vital for the process of learning, and even though there is the expense of some teenagers having side effects of this. It is essential for us to have a good learning. And could never be replaced. Knowledge comes at a cost, and it is for a person to acknowledge the cost, and see if it is worth taking the risk and/or using itt in incorrect ways.