Computers are the most used technology. Many people use computers for work or school. Some seem to think that computers can be a huge distraction at either work or school. Like everything else there are pros and cons when it comes to using computers in class. There can be a lot of pros when using computers in class it just depends on if a teacher or student knows how to use it.
The teacher is no longer the center of attention. They may just play the roll of the launch pad, meaning they provide project goals, and give guidelines and resources. Because of the teachers new role it really makes the students have to think more, and become a little more independent. Computers are a great impact for the roles of teachers and students. Computers not only change the way the classroom is taught in education.
In a couple years, computers will be the educators and our future will be in the hands of a machine. The students of today are being molded by our educational system and computers; computers are allowing plagiarism to be the norm in homework assignments, are distracting our students from doing their work, and are hindering the chances of future social able adults.
In fact, students that did more homework actually did worse on an exam. Although it is clear that homework is not linked to academic improvement, one may say that homework helps children retain what they learned in school. Actually, according to education expert Alfie Kohn, a large portion of assigned homework is usually just a worksheet continuation of a lesson; homework that kids just mindlessly finish without learning the meaning or the value of the topic. All of this shows that homework is not as valuable as we think it is. In addition to the fact that homework has no value,... ... middle of paper ... ...d lower grades, studies suggest.
In modern times, a controversy has arisen over the issue of computers in schools. Even in grad schools and universities, teachers are turning to technology for their instruction to get a more hands on interaction with their students. Several parents and students support this idea of unlimited computer access, while others oppose such an overwhelming amount of technology in schools. In a transforming society, computers are essential to receive the most out of education. Before the introduction of computers in schools, teachers would use information from textbooks and write lessons on chalkboards.
They think, “Why do the work when the computer can do it for me?” The computer was created to act as a huge calculator and people still use it as a one. Math students no longer have to work out their own problems. There are so many math sites on the internet that will solve the problem for you that it takes away from learning anything, (How computers Have changed the World). Students have become very dependent on computers that if they were to not longer use them, they would have more work to do in their classes. Computers are no longer trapped inside offices or houses, they are more portable than they ever were.
The classroom becomes more of a group effort. The students feel more a part of the curriculum. Also, with computers, teachers have the ability to help students who speak English as a second language, or do not speak it at all. The teacher can look to the internet for help from websites or from their peers online. I also feel that computers help students with learning disabilities complete work at their own pace, which in turn makes them feel more a part of the crowd, instead of someone who is holding the rest of the crowd back.
Students enjoy interactive learning because they can apply the learning to the real world. I know that computers have their pitfalls in the classroom. How do I avoid these? I realize that my students will enter with various levels of knowledge and experience for computers. This can be a great challenge for instructors to incorporate into their daily lesson plans.
The databases generate reports that highlight skill acquisition at the level that teachers teach, rather than in terms of grade level.” With the creation of Proposition 13 and other programs that limited funding to after school programs, schools have had to work overtime to serve the same population. Using computers and technology is one way to fight back against the shortages we face. II. Nothing to fear, but fear itself: Elements both good and bad of the History and Reading Program One of the things that my colleagues find frustrating is the lack of a tool that can provide an assessment capable of effectively monitoring what level the students could achieve. Lessons must be designed to allow students the flexibility to be in charge or their own learning.
The No Child Left behind Act causes more of a negative outcome by being ineffective at achieving academic improvement, closing the education gap, limiting the teaching material for instructors, and causes a harmful repercussion on children and adolescents mentally and emotionally. The No Child Left Behind act is the most recent restatement of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 put in place by President Johnson to assist with the War on Poverty campaign. Originally, the law was meant to improve educational equity to lower income families, which still remains today. However, since the bill was passed in 1965, it has been reauthorized several times. The most recent being January of 2002 with the “No Child Left behind Act.” Despite the numerous amount of changes the... ... middle of paper ... ...reating them as a handicap or a burden.