Mobile Technology, the Villain of the Enem 2012

Vestibular was never easy. Both for those who make as to who organizes.

Just as happens today with the Enem (Exame Nacional high school), bizarre events gave the keynote of newspaper headlines, TV and radio in my vestibulanda times. Late students, sick or pasting were never new. However, the so-called “electronic glue” was very sophisticated: it involved a lot of people and required cutting-edge equipment. Almost 20 years ago, when I made ​​my entrance exam, technology to circumvent the system was for the few.

Already the creativity of adolescents and young people to get ready was always timeless. Therefore, in this age of social networks, nothing amazes me!

The social network of the moment is the hipster Instagram – or Ostentagram, as they call detractors. Habituadíssimos posting daily on the network what they eat, drink and buy, young people could not fail to publish images (full of retro filters, of course) this important stage of life which is the ENEM.

While restricting the “look of the day preppy” or the favorite snacks outside the classroom, all right. But some students decided to publish pictures of the rooms, examiners and even the test booklets and answer cards. Once all unit cell was collected previously, what we saw in Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and other networks was a irregularities festival.

The MEC, attentive to new digital habits, monitored the techno-candidates, identified and disqualified.

On Twitter, there were protests in front of a magazine tweet See which encouraged the students to post photos Enem with a specific tag. The best would be published in the vehicle site. What many have called “trollada of View” was even funny, but will any student in their right mind would post an irregular photo at risk of being eliminated from the process only to appear on a news site?

Analyzing the tweet, you can not say that See was encouraging transgressions. In addition, the magazine asked the images after publishing a story about candidates who were disqualified by posting photos of the evidence.

The question that remains in the air is: why this moçada published on social networks their offenses as if they had showing your favorite pizza? Naivety? Rebellion, as the taggers? Or obsessive sharing, a characteristic symptom of this generation that will not let the phone or to go to the bathroom?

Although shenanigans seem inconsequential, MEC properly punished transgressors Instagram. I could not expect less. More serious, however, was the case of student Sorocaba who exchanged SMS with the mother during the exams. The exchange lasted about an hour before deciding mother (?) Report the candidate. Conniving or not, how many students did not communicate more successfully by phone with people outside? The electronic occurred shows that glue is not that sophisticated contravention 20 years ago. The tax should be much more attentive.

Technology for good

The old guard does not forgive the moral lapses of the youngest these obsessive sharing times and blames electronic novelties. This is the case to ban the electronic devices of the student routine? Nonsense. If not the cell will be something else that will compete in the student’s attention to the lessons.

Mobile devices compete with the teachers because many of them are boring, their classes are outdated and disconnected from reality. When you talk about Brazil, then discourages read certain educators speaking in repressive methods to maintain the “establishment” traditional. How about turning digital media allies instead of villains?

I’m no expert in education. I speak as a student.

One day, I decided to make a didactic course of higher education. Most of the classes had to fight sleep or divert the eyes of the most interesting things, like the sun and the birds in the window. The duel between class and nature was unfair: boring PowerPoints with tip text the tip of the slides, using Comic Sans blue font on a yellow background, and poor quality panned pixelated web photos. When I realized that the topic of the lesson was “retention of attention in the classroom,” I threw in the towel. It decreed the bankruptcy of teacher herself as such!

I left the room at once, never to return.

It is already proven that the technology and virtual knowledge sharing only came to add up. We do not mature for them. And the “we” here includes everyone – students, teachers, parents and authorities. But do not expect it so soon: a country where a candidate gave birth without knowing she was pregnant, I think we have a long way to go before the education sector…