educational television

Topics: Television, Television program, Learning Pages: 3 (718 words) Published: June 2, 2014
Travis Craft
Eng. 101
Professor Nolte
2 June 2014

TV is said to steal the soul and creativity of young minds. I disagree, in my opinion, television has many positive and informational uses. Television is now being used more in school because it is proven that students remember and comprehend better than from a regular class lecture.

In Jim Sciutto and Juju Chang’s article, “What Kids Learn From T.V.” They say that the number of children’s programs rose 12 percent in 1999, and the percentage of shows with no educational content fell to 25 percent from 46 percent. Jim Sciutto: “But there’s still a long way to go. LeVAR Burton, Host of PBS’ “Reading Rainbow”: Believes that it can be possible to make a profit and uplift children at the same time. Jim Sciutto says, “A good TV show does less good if the children aren’t watching, so one of the study’s recommendations is to put more children’s TV into prime time, when kids are most likely to be watching.” I agree we need to spend more time on putting the educational television shows on prime time were everyone is watching, mainly the children. If parents made their kids sit down for an hour a day watching the educational show then a lot can be absorbed if repeated 5 times a week. My mom made me watch hooked on phonics when I was little and by the time school came around I was ahead of the learning curve. The show wasn’t bad at all it made us laugh and we got to participate in the quizzes at the end that were also fun and entertaining.

Television has always been good for spreading the news of current world events but it is now being used for more educational and informational documentaries. Television is becoming more and more an educational essential for children. Before they start school, children learn many basic and fundamental tools from television. Most kids learn the alphabet and how to count from shows like Sesame Street and Barney. As children get older there are many story-telling shows that...
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