Technology is increasingly becoming more and more vital to everyday life around the world. Many major tech companies have capitalized on the inevitable future of technology by  venturing into partnerships with schools and educators across the nation to get students to utilize technology in the classroom. Companies such as Google, Apple, and Microsoft have started initiatives in the past ten years to increase use of technology in classrooms. Education for Google offers educators customizable programs like G Suite and Google Classroom to use in their classrooms. Microsoft Education provides services similar to Google’s, and also uses games such as Minecraft: Education Edition and LEGO Education to offer a fun alternative to traditional learning. Apple does something slightly different by offering multiple types of apps, hardwares, and programs to supplement the student’s education, but that can only be accessed with the purchase of an Apple product. Google, Microsoft, and Apple have all sponsored schools, mostly in low-income areas, to provide them with free computers and other branded technology: a charitable action that is not done without a high return on investment or IRS tax write-offs. The use of technology to teach students has been an ongoing debate since the rise of Silicon Valley. Phycologists have proved the damage overuse of technology can do to the development of the human brain. A study published in Science Magazine found that college students became disinterested during class and remembered less information when they knew they could find the information online later. In a paper published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, researchers found students who were not given access to computers during class performed better on their exams than students who were able to use their computers. The researchers concluded that removing computers and tablets from classrooms entirely would drastically improve the quality of education. Also, experts have found that technology hinders conversation, attention span, focus, patience, and deeper thinking while increasing a need for instant gratification, inability to sleep, poor impulse control, and memory problems.   According to Dr. Adam Gazzaley, a neuroscientist at UCLA, the reason technology has such a harsh effect on brain development is because “we are exposing our brains to an environment and asking them to do things we were not necessarily evolved to do”. Many tech moguls have taken this research to heart, but only when it comes to their own children. Despite growing initiatives to increase technology in education, major figures in tech like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates chose to send their children private, tech-free schools and limit the use of technology in their own households. Former CEO of Microsoft Bill Gates enforced a screen limit in his house and prohibited his children from getting cell phones until they were 14 years old, 4 years later than when the average child gets their first phone. Before his death in 2012, former CEO of Apple Bill Jobs told reporter Nick Bilton that he also limited screen time and banned his children from getting the newly released iPad. In an interview with online newspaper Cheddar, co-creator of the iPod Tony Fadell conjectured that Jobs would want to “do something about” tech addiction. Current Apple CEO Tim Cook told students during a lecture in Essex, England that if he had a child, he would not let them use any form of social media. The CEO also remarked that he’s “not a person that says we’ve achieved success if you’re using technology all the time”. Many private schools near Silicon Valley are arrestingly using little to no technology in the classrooms. The Waldorf School of the Peninsula, where many children of Silicon Valley executives attend, replaces computers with chalkboards and


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