Getting students interested about information will increase the chances the student has for success. Clickers are one useful innovation that improves teaching and education and should be used all around the world. Works Cited Beatty, Ian. "Transforming Student Learning With Classroom Communication Systems." Educause.
This paper will argue that online technology has a positive benefit on education and every school should use it. It keeps students engage in the concepts that are being taught because Teachers can use multi-media materials. To help aid to teach the concept and ideas they are teaching. The students have the pretty much the whole wide world of information at their fingertips to research topics. This allow for more in class research assignment to be used.
The ability to take the course anywhere and the ability to access the learning marterials whenever a student wants is the benefit that technology brings. We are in the Twenty-first century, innovate learning technology will help guide our students in the right direction. Technology is link to real-life education ad the workforce. Many jobs now require some form of knowledge on computer skills. By adapting technology into the learning process, teacher, students and parents will see positive improvements in academic performance and real-life work skills.
Whether or not we use technology too excessively is a hot debate. Today, many areas of society rely on technology to function. Studies have shown that incorporating technology in a classroom setting can vastly benefit the learning process of students. Technology has contributed to the development of mankind because it improves the way we live. Technology in communication, education, healthcare, transportation, banking, and households is very helpful and convenient because it makes our lives easier.
Along with students, teachers and professors should be aware of what their students are accomplishing while using these various forms of technology. Not only will technology in the classrooms benefit their users in the present, but it will aide them when finding a job in the future. Technology is such and important part in education and it is only getting stronger.  Computer Confluence George Beekman Pg.419  A Vision for Technology in Education http://www.nsba.org  Will Technology Really Change Education? Authors: Todd W. Kent and Robert F. McNergney 1998 http://www.ecsu.ctstateu.edu  http://nces.ed.gov  Computer Confluence Author: George Beekman Page 426
Now, there is a goal for educators to use technology as a tool in efforts to teach more effectively by using a variety of strategies to meet different needs in a diverse classroom. This will take training and commitment to keep up in an area that changes quickly, but the benefits to teachers and students are greater that the effort it will take to stay informed; computers increase productivity of students and make learning a fun experience. They help students become better problem-solvers instead of just rote learners. By the time a student is in middle school he or she should be able to use software tools such as word processing , data bases, spreadsheets, and telecommunications. But the computer can be used for so much more.
Teachers should be made aware of the significance that technology can have on their students. Attending sessions and seminars on how to better use all aspects of technology and implement them in their classrooms. Student Four: Andy Small Question: Is the Use of Online Classrooms Effective? There is an increase in demand for online classes from students so it’s important to accommodate students but there should be a balance between the online and traditional to maximize the effectiveness of both. *Supporting point: Students are working and going to school at the same time so having a different class schedule every semester will make it harder for their employer to accommodate them.
By implementing the use of technology to assist with increasing and meeting students’ literacy needs you are ensuring progression in both literacy and learning. Educators can improve the way they implement technology to increase literacy and learning within their classrooms through the use of professional learning communities and other online resources. Technology can open up doors to more learning within the classroom that might not otherwise be achieved. Proper use can ensure students have the key literacy and learning tools to go further and thus will able to achieve more within today’s society and “…be forever free” (Frederick Douglas).
Technology Infusion The current trends in improving educational achievement address specific concerns that focus on increasing student’s achievement. Teachers, administrators, parents and community stakeholders want the educational environment conducive for learning. The use of technology will assist students in the workplace and increase their high order thinking skills needed to effectively function in our global society. Harvey –Woodall (2009) suggests that educators of the 21st century must become knowledgeable of different facets of technology available for the classroom to enhance instruction. It is important to note that the use of technology in the classroom can foster learning and improve student’s critical and reflective thinking skills.
I became a teacher to make an impact on people’s lives. There’s no doubt I can do this without technology in the classroom. However, with technology in the classroom I can make a bigger and more meaningful impact on students lives by making learning fun, preparing students for the future, and improving their retention rate. Making learning fun for students is critical because students are more likely to and willing to learn the material. Technology in the classroom, like ipads, can make information that seems challenging or boring interesting with virtual lessons, videos, or games on a table.