As time progresses, more and more advances in technology are coming about. These advances are readily placing information at the hands of the consumer. People are relying on the internet and technological advances for things that used to be only completed manually. As a result many people argue that these advances are adhering to society’s desire to be lazy but, researchers are finding the exact opposite. Our minds are literally changing and the way we think about information is becoming simpler.
There are many benefits to using technology in the classroom; some are, but not limited to, personalized learning, easier to spend more overall time learning, and easier to track/assess student progress. Technology in the classroom can allow students to have personalized learning. For example, math games can be used at the level of difficulty needed for each individual student, rather than doing a class game where some students may be behind while some may be ahead. Moreover, interactive games on the computer or iPad are far more engaging than a regular book. This can promote the want to review or practice material that requires memorization more outside the classroom, which allows teachers to spend more time in the classroom focusing on problem solving or critical thin... ... middle of paper ... ... digital.
With the distance learning older people who have to work can now get educated in there own home on there own time. Also with the Internet students can research many verities of subjects in a short amount of time. New software makes learning easy for even the youngest of grades. Computers in the classroom are a vital and necessary component to making a students education enjoyable and educational. Today’s schools are getting better equipped with technology.
The Additional Use of Technology Has Many Advantages One advantage of using computers more in obtaining a degree is the students will gain added experience that will come in handy in their career, as they will have to use them a great deal when working. This can also accelerate learning and make it more
Instructors should allow laptops in class to make studying easier for the students. This can enable both the teacher and the students to accomplish a meaningful, memorable lesson. As we can see the benefits far outweigh the negatives because most of the research agrees that student should use laptop in the classroom. It provide them clear note, and quick access to the information that relate to the class subject. Also students with laptops in the classroom are able to score higher than students without laptops in test.
The hands on experience helps the students to remember the concepts because they have something visual to reference (impact). The NCTM standards states, “Technology is essential in teaching and learning mathematics; it influences the mathematics that is taught and enhances students' learning” (Principles 25). As suggested, technology should not replace the traditional teaching strategies, but rather enhance them (impact). Many of the students know how to use the computers for fun things such as talking to their friends, playing games, and surfing the internet. However, few students know that computers can be used for educational things both inside and outside of the classroom.
By doing this teaches can talk about what works in their classrooms and what did not. They can tell each other what activities the students liked and what activities that they did not. This helps them get new information and new ideas so the lessons are not the same and they can find variety on what is taught. Students are able to attain research for term papers/reports from the Internet. They are able to get more information on line in less time then it would take to go to the library; look up the books needed and read the books.
Schools giving their students a laptop will make their learning easier. The author’s Evinger and Cook state that giving children laptop computers is a goal that many educators are pursuing (Point: Laptops Are…). Computers are very important because schools are making sure that their students will have a computer to go on during school hours. Laptops make learning easier because st... ... middle of paper ... ...st students who explore online learning options have a legitimate reason for preferring distance learning over the traditional college experience” (Chittom). Many students benefit from online schooling because of their personal reasons.
Technology undoubtedly simplifies our lives and makes everyday tasks easier. There are many effects that technology has on today’s generation in which it replaces some forms of social interactions, and enhances our digital lives. Attachment and dependence often develop between the user and the device, and some may find that they are unable to complete tasks requiring basic skills without the use of technology. In conclusion today’s generation should utilize technology to enhance rather than replace knowledge and social interactions, and rather than be dependent on technology use it as a tool to get the most benefits from it.
Most people support that computer technology is better for individual lifestyles. It improves quality of working and study, provides a wide range of entertainment and is a wonderful tool of communication. On the other hand, others believe that computer