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Senior Capstone Project Poster, Nebraska College Preparatory Academy/Grand Island Senior High School 2019. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Looking through a historical, social, and psychological manner over the use of technology, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World envision the benefits and dangers of technology in society, the parallels to technology’s role in the classroom, and what the overall role technology in schools should be when it comes to how much power devices and tools should be given in a classroom. While both novels provide two sides of the argument over the endorsement or rejection of technology, it will be shown in Enhancing the Art & Science of Teaching with Technology by Sonny Magana & Robert J. Marzano that one gray area could balance out the power between traditional methods and digital advancements.
❖ Bradbury and Huxley argue that technology can create a sense of disconnection from reality and ignorance of values of knowledge and morality. ❖ Bradbury believes that the preservation of traditional methods and literary knowledge can prevent technology from disconnecting people. ❖ Huxley believes that society can only remain stable and advance forward through the use of technological innovations and advancements. ❖ Modern researchers find a neutral side to the argument where instead of technological reform, there is technological integration.