Magic Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Techiest of them All? 

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Magic Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Techiest of them All? 


In a battle of the generations, one teacher and one student demonstrate their use of technology. On the left, we have Math teacher Larry Olsen flawlessly using his graphing calculator to graph a common trig equation. On the right, we can see freshman Dimitri Freiberg utilizing his mobile phone to send an urgent text.

In a battle of the generations, one teacher and one student demonstrate their use of technology. On the left, we have Math teacher Larry Olsen flawlessly using his graphing calculator to graph a common trig equation. On the right, we can see freshman Dimitri Freiberg utilizing his mobile phone to send an urgent text.

Photo Credit Ashley Bucknum

In a battle of the generations, one teacher and one student demonstrate their use of technology. On the left, we have Math teacher Larry Olsen flawlessly using his graphing calculator to graph a common trig equation. On the right, we can see freshman Dimitri Freiberg utilizing his mobile phone to send an urgent text.

Photo Credit Ashley Bucknum

Photo Credit Ashley Bucknum

In a battle of the generations, one teacher and one student demonstrate their use of technology. On the left, we have Math teacher Larry Olsen flawlessly using his graphing calculator to graph a common trig equation. On the right, we can see freshman Dimitri Freiberg utilizing his mobile phone to send an urgent text.

Ashley Bucknum, Reporter

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Teens are so addicted to technology these days is a phrase often uttered by adults. As a teenager, you may have heard these words before. It’s no surprise that plenty of people use technology in their everyday lives, but is it fair to say that kids own or use more technology than adults?

Using randomly selected students and teachers as a representative sample, we can develop an idea of who actually has more technology. Let’s take a look at 10% of the student and teacher population portrayed in the graph below.

Did you think the students would win by a landslide? As it turns out, students and teachers were pretty evenly matched.

The teachers took the lead in phones, computers and tablets. A case can be made as to why teachers own more phones and computers than their students. “Teachers often use [them] for work and educational purposes,” science teacher Stefani Chase said. Their greater possession of tablets may be a little more shocking as these devices are not often associated with professional work but rather with playing games or using social media.

Both groups tied in ownership of smart watches, coming in at an even 9%.

The students swept the remaining three categories of cameras, game consoles and Airpods. Accordingly, all of these devices are closely associated with personal use. Sophomore Aeryn Aurand said that although she sometimes uses technology for schoolwork, she mostly uses it for entertainment.

At last, we can see that it really isn’t just the younger generation that’s been roped into the addictive world of technology; even adults are guilty of its temptation.

Graph by Ashley Bucknum