Some of the hardship they must go through in order to get education, are the dwindling amount of resources that prohibits a student of reaching the required amount of academic studies. Having little as to no time to focus on school, caused by work or labor that must be done outside of school in order to live is a headache. The school, neighborhood, and even their lives at home are affecting the child’s ability of success in advancing with learning as well as social ability in school. It is devastating to know that they can not proceed into the future because of the fact that they are experiencing with hardships in contrast to wealthy families. Poverty affects student education in various ways adding an extra amount of stress, stress that some will never be able to fathom; that is something that no one wants to preserve in their mind.
The use of technology has the ability to allow teachers to teach the student, instead of teaching the grade level. Jon Bower, CEO of Lexia Learning Systems, points this fact out when he states, "Technology has a crucial role to play in our schools. Unfortunately, it has little to do with the integrated learning systems, Internet access and technology courses that are usually provided to our children. In fact, most independent studies of the effects of those additions during the last 10 years can't find any. The best role of technology in our schools is to help our children's teachers and administrators do their jobs better.
Now, instead of all students receiving a poor education, some are not getting one at all. The main cause for this is the students'lack of interest in school. So much of the teaching that goes on today is based on rote and memorization. Not all learning can be exciting, and sometimes memorizing things is necessary. Although teachers should find other ways of getting the information to the students.
Individuality within Education When was the last time a student felt like an individual in the classroom? My guess, not in a long, long time. Getting an education is extremely important but at what cost? In schools all across the country, teachers are doing their jobs, to the best of their ability, as set for them by the school districts. The problem with that, is the student as an individual is lost in test scores and mundane information.
Some teachers complain they have no time to integrate technology into their learning segments, while others admit to not knowing how. While there are numerous reasons why teachers are not using technology in the classroom, the reason most mentioned is the lack of sufficient training (Kingsley, 2007). The majority of schools now have computer labs as well as computers in each classroom. In addition, over 90 percent of all school has internet access. Nevertheless, 30 percent of the teachers in classroom state their students only use computers on... ... middle of paper ... ..., 2013, from http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ717920 Koehler, M., & Mishra, P. (2005).
Going to school and class would be a breeze as there would be no hassle or bundle of books to carry. In addition, it also serves as resources for students to use. Most tablets hold apps that allow students to access the dictionary, thesaurus, research information, and etc. These functions will aid students and hopefully speed up the process classroom activities, since the teacher now won’t be bombarded with students who need help on the definition of a word, or where to find more information about a certain subject they are Tran 2 currently learning about. Secondly, adding tablets to schools can greatly decrease the costs of paper supplies needed and relieve the school’s budget.
Based on budgets cuts nation-wide in education, schools and districts that are not receiving stimulus money possibly cannot buy new technology equipment. They possibly can purchase technology that is older or outdated. On the other hand, most schools that are not state funded have a wealth of technology, and majority of these schools’ students have better test scores.
Today’s over worked and under paid teachers of America’s educational system is lacking not only the support of its surrounding parents and families, but also that of organized implementation of many resources. Such unorganized implementation leaves us with limited abilities to truly prepare our young adults for college today. Teachers are a main key in the success of our young adults today and our future young adults of tomorrow. Through personal experience of observing classrooms, multiple teachers and classrooms suffer from unorganized implementation of resources where schools receive technology instruments, i.e. smart board tables, smart boards, iPads, computers, tablets, clickers, etc.
Since 2005, scores in reading and math have stagnated in Kyrene…”(Richtel) This is an example of why computers should not replace traditional teaching. States are spending billions on technology and the students, along with the schools, are not benefiting from it. Teenager now a days are surrounded by social media 24 hours 7 days a week. That plays a huge role in distraction from learning in school. Students spend up to 5-15 minutes a day browsing through a song they want to play, instead they could spend that 15 minutes learning something new and benefiting from it.
As a child or student going through a school system, I believe that a teacher can make or break that child. I remember when I was in middle school I had this one teacher that was awful and just gave us busy work. It really made me hate school and that is not how children should ... ... middle of paper ... ...u that you can touch and visualize usually advances the students learning in that particular subject. Progressivism is a good philosophy to be used in math and science classrooms. When I graduate and go on to teach I will definitely use Progressivism in my classroom.