Technology is an important part of life and therefore it is an important part of schooling. The National Council for teachers of mathematics states, ?Calculators and computers are reshaping the mathematical landscape, and school mathematics should reflect those changes.? When students go home, they play video or computer games; yet, when they come to school we expect them to want to work in books and complete worksheets. These tasks are quite boring compared to the exciting games they have waiting on them at home. If teachers could only allow students to use their technology, knowledge at school as well as at home then the teachers would find more students excelling in mathematics.
Knowing how to properly choose a source will help the students in life because in life one has to look at all the options and choose the best. Two things here: first, more about the You Tube math tutorials—t... ... middle of paper ... ...sroom, and disciplinary consequences for students who are caught off-task.” The students have the pretty much the whole wide world at their fingertips to research topics. This allow for more in class research assignment to be used. Since technology is being used more the need for paper is being decreased which has a positive effect on the environment because less paper is being used and less trees are being cut down. The modern work field is requiring more familiarity with technology, teaching kids how to properly use online resources and technology can befit them when they are placed in jobs that require the use of technology.
To some this may seem a little early to start teaching children about technology, but the studies prove that the computer is a productive learning tool. Children learn to use the computer at an early age by interacting with their parents and other adults. Children can listen to books being read, learn about the alphabet, numbers, sizes, colors, and shapes. They enjoy learning new things while using the computer. It is fun and gives them a sense of accomplishment because they are doing it by themselves.
Effective teachers in the classroom will provide students with opportunities to work independently and collaboratively to make sense of the math curriculum in which they are learning. (Anthony & Walshaw, 2012). By working in groups students can ask questions to their peers as the arise and the students take more responsibility in t... ... middle of paper ... ...it comes to providing students with the best education possible to make them successful. Even though mathematics is a hard concept for students of all ages to understand, future educators need to prevent or eliminate the negative thoughts and feelings children have for mathematics. Mathematics is not impossible; it takes time, practice, and patience to be successful in the classroom.
My general feelings towards math would have to be because of my elementary math teacher. She would have us sit down and do paper work about math rather, then having us do things that were hands on. The reason I feel like this has contributed to me not liking math is because the teacher gave me the impression that math cannot be fun. In middle school I felt embarrassed because we all were split into math groups, and as a result I felt like was judged because of this. I also thought my math was for people who could not do math well, and the people who were in the highest math group were people who were smart, and could easily do math.
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. It helps them keep up a little easier with the classroom curriculum. ... ... middle of paper ... ... in the education genre. Although there are negative drawbacks, in my opinion, the positive aspects definitely outweigh the negatives. As long as future educators are properly trained, and students use computer technology more for learning purposes than for leisure, the computer-aided education world will have a positive outlook.
Students are having trouble following and catching up with the teacher and 85% of the time teacher is dealing with students' behavioral problem. Moreover, when integrate technologies into the curriculum instruction and lesson can be treated as a motivational tool. Research Runyon and Semich indicated technology must not be a reward for students who finished their schoolwork but, it a positive intervention that helps all students with various learning level in many way (2002). Hence, having technologies integrate into curriculum instruction may increase students in engagement in math in many different ways such as participating and involvement. According to Runyon and Semich, indicated technology is an aid to ... ... middle of paper ... ...when come to multiple choice answer.
It makes them work better because it gives them more capabilities to get more information on subjects they are working on and tools to use for those subjects. Also it helps the students who can’t be at school for any reason, catch up in class, and work on the work that they missed before getting back to school. It also allows the teachers to communicate with their students and answer any questions that they have with their work. It allows the students the availability of online classes and those classes could not be available at their school but it could help them with what they are trying to be when they grow up. Technology isn’t just for high school, the elementary schools are beginning to use technology in their classrooms.
Constructivism has enormous potential to benefit students in the mathematics classroom, because almost each and every concept taught builds off of another one previously learned. Giving the students an opportunity to further develop this knowledge themselves ensures a truer and deeper connection to what has been learned rather than listening to yet another lecture and simply being expected to soak up the information being endlessly hurled at
Technology has helped us with a lot of things today in education like learning at home, sharing ideas, research, and having an app for everything. Knowing that technology is used in the classroom, people tend to abuse it. Aside from positive, technology can also have a negative effect in the classroom. Using it in the classroom can take away the appreciated education time, and it can also make students turn the educational understanding into one big game, making them not take it as serious as they should. It can take away the learning time because some teachers may not be experienced with the technology and that makes them take up class time due to technical difficulties.