Computer Technology and Teaching Principles

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Computer technology is one the most innovative advancements in modern-day education. Technology has made its way into the world of teaching practice and principle by expanding the way we approach instruction in the classroom. We are no longer confined to pencil and paper, but have the ability to project and present knowledge in an enhanced way to capture the minds of a generation of students whose society is built around ever expanding world of computer technology. As facilitators of learning, our classrooms are filled with students who are comprised of generation X’ers and Millenial’s. We must be conscious to structure our lessons and approaches so that we can present content in the most effective manner. Technology, in regards to principles of teaching, challenges the teacher to not only learn what the technology is all about, but to learn to integrate it effectively within the context of their individual classrooms. Teachers in classrooms across the nation struggle with computer technology, the many features, and the never-ending cycle of new devices that are bought into their classrooms daily. Because of the lack of training and severe levels of discomfort, teachers have developed a negative disposition towards the use of technology when it applying it to principle. Recognizing the noted factors, it can be resolved that we do live in an interactive world. Our job is to effectively integrate the technology in such a way that it supports, guides, and enhances learning for all parties involved. The integration of various computer technologies have pushed designers of curriculums to modify their teaching and instructional design in such a way that they promote the essence of instant, interactive, and transferrable knowledge. There... ... middle of paper ... ...n, San Francisco, CA. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 385 224) Bialo, E., & Sivin, J. (1990). Report on the Effectiveness of Microcomputers in Schools. Washington, DC, Software Publishers Association. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 327 177) Bork, A. (1991, Fall). Is Technology-Based Learning Effective? Contemporary Education, 63, 6-14. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. EJ 443 831) Ciesemier, K., Coughlin, E., & Williamson, J. (1997). Area One Learning Technology Hub: Engaged Learning with Technology. Collis, B., Knezek, G., Kwok-Wing, L., Miyashita, K., Pelgrum, W., Plomp, T., & Sakamoto, T. (1996). Children and Computers in School. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Conway, K. (1996). Master classrooms: Classroom Design with Technology in Mind [Online]. Available: http://www.unc.edu/cit/iat-archive/publications/conway/conway1.html
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