The Red & Black

  • November 13Be sure to follow us on our social media accounts! Icons above!

  • November 13Your business can purchase ad space on our home page! Complete the form under "Contact Us"!

  • November 13Today is an 'A' day!

Filed under Opinion

From Pen to PC

One reporter considers if it is better to use computers or handwriting.

Are+there+benefits+to+working+on+computers+in+school%3F+Or+are+we+better+off+writing+information+by+hand.+
Are there benefits to working on computers in school? Or are we better off writing information by hand.

Are there benefits to working on computers in school? Or are we better off writing information by hand.

Photo by Alison Mckeough

Photo by Alison Mckeough

Are there benefits to working on computers in school? Or are we better off writing information by hand.

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






At Patchogue Medford High School, most schoolwork, essays, and writing pieces are handwritten. However, there are a number of projects and work done on the computer. Maybe someday in the future, the majority of schoolwork will be completed on computers.

Isabella Scuteri, a junior from Pat-Med thinks “It is easier to type up your work on the computer, but it is helpful writing it down because it helps to remember it more.”

Using computers can be convenient. Perhaps, your handwriting isn’t the best or you can’t copy the notes on the board quick enough. Typing your notes is quicker and more efficient; allowing students to have more organization.

Joel Klein, leads News Corporation’s education tablet program noted on CBS, “At its best, education technology will change the face of education by helping teachers manage the classroom and personalize instruction.”

With the increasing use of technology, young students will be more determined to complete their work because they won’t need to use a pen and paper. Computers can also improve the way students learn.

Although, computers may distract students, teachers and advisors can easily monitor the students’ activity on the tablets or computers and even use the traditional handwritten method as a “punishment.”

Utilizing technology in classrooms could be very beneficial, not only for the students, but even for the teachers. They could grade easier by opening a file instead of recording papers. Hopefully, along with many other changes that could help our school, the switch from writing to typing will happen.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About the Writer
Gianna Gordon, Staff Writer & RTV Field Reporter

Grade 11

“Keep moving forward.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • From Pen to PC

    Opinion

    Hungry Days or Holidays?

  • From Pen to PC

    Opinion

    Are Music Classes Making the Cut?

  • From Pen to PC

    Opinion

    The Point of No Return

  • From Pen to PC

    Opinion

    Mike Francesa’s “Mike’s On” Rants

  • From Pen to PC

    Opinion

    Halloween: Trick or Treating Dilemma

  • From Pen to PC

    Opinion

    Social Media in Society

  • From Pen to PC

    Opinion

    Is Spirit Week Lacking Spirit?

  • From Pen to PC

    Opinion

    Haunted House Etiquette

  • From Pen to PC

    Opinion

    Should Affirmative Action Be Continued?

  • From Pen to PC

    Opinion

    Inside One’s Mind

The student news site of Patchogue-Medford High School
From Pen to PC