Technology is being used as a tool to promote human learning, not just calculators, but including Smart Boards, tablets (iPads), video cameras, Portable Digital Assistants and of course, computers. They can be used as tools to create instructional materials or as presentation devices to provide information in ways never before possible. While technology can be useful for easy communication and industrial development, the proper use of technology in the classrooms can be crucial to students in the 21st century. Technology in classrooms can begin at an early age, even in early childhood classrooms. A research conducted by Clements and Sarama (2003) found that preschoolers’ spoken words per minute were twice as high at the computer than any other activity, including blocks, art, play dough, or other games (Hertzog and Klein 25).
Technology has been an integral part of society for years. People use all sorts of technology (computers, smartphones, iPod’s, etc.) for tasks of daily living. Beyond everyday tasks, such as technology, improves academic success is what the next work will be discussed. “There is a pressure on schools to adapt to the new technology, the same impulse drives that teacher, like anyone else, to use computers in their everyday lives” (Culling, F, Cedric, H, Nusrat, 2009, p.18).
“Ninety-nine percent of all elementary and secondary schools in the United States have installed computers.” Students are encouraged to research by using the internet for book reports, making banners or signs for science fairs, and typing their paper for an essay. I believe it is important for students to be introduced to this at an early age. I also believe that they get a well grounded understanding of the “important” reasons to use a computer. So many children get caught up in games, email, chat, and music because they may spend too much time on a computer. These things are okay to an extent, but they should really learn from an early age the true importance of technology in education.
The use of the internet and technology in and outside the classroom benefits the new generation of children by motivating them to learn, allowing them to explore new interests not provided in school, and lastly, it enables students to be prepared for the future. Therefore, I strongly
They will have higher self-esteem and feel as though they can accomplish anything that they put their mind to. In the future, computers will be main source for teaching our young children. Who knows how far technology will really take us? References The Institute for Computer Based Learning, Heriot- Watt University http://www.icbl.hw.ac.uk/distance_learning.html A+ Learning Technology for Kids, Funding for school technology http://www.technology4kids.com "Education Leadership". Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
In How To Learn.com. Retrieved from http:/www.howtolearn.com/2013/how-technology-makes-kids-smarter This article addresses how the internet and use of computers is in all aspects of our life directly or indirectly. The many ways technology can be used can help enhance the creativity in our children’s lives. As children participate more and more on technology, which now includes
The proper choice of software is very important especially for beginners. Their first encounter with the computer should be exiting and fun. It should stimulate their interest in the computing field. First and foremost is the fact that computer software is a very important educational tool. Students in high schools experience computers for the first time through games and other entertaining software.