Schools have much to weight in to see if technology is an efficient use in our classrooms. Technology has given us an easy access to information, which makes our lives go at a faster pace. We have a surplus of information that we become overwhelmed by it. Technology is changing the human society, but the real question is: are we ready for the change?
As innovation drives economic growth, it is incumbent upon us to explore innovative means of improving learning and instruction. Education is no longer limited to our early years; it is now a life-long pursuit and we need new systems and tools to meet this need. We are barely scratching the surface of technology?s potential to transform the way we learn.? I believe that technology can improve student learning and achievement if used correctly. It can help students to develop the knowledge and skills Rod Paige discusses.
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
The subject of technology in the classroom has been an ongoing debate ever since computers were brought into the field of education. Today, the presence of technology has so far surpassed what educators first intended on using it for. Many educators are leaning towards the idea that technology may be vital for students’ learning and education. Technology in schooling allows students to have different opportunities than students who do not have access to technology. 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.
Janet Lawton Mrs. James AP Language March 6, 2014 Benefits of Technology Based Learning Throughout the years, tremendous efforts have been made to educate America's youth in the best way possible. In many aspects, America has proved successful in providing schooling opportunities for those who seek education. However; as technology greatly advances, and as technology evolves, so must schools. Schools should take advantage of technology and use it to better the education process. Because of opportunities for development of skills necessary post-graduation, environmental benefit, and more efficient learning causing an increase in student performance, technology based learning should replace traditional methods of education.
Even though, there are opponents who have concerns that too much is happening, too fast, and that children’s attention spans are too short already, many proponents believe introducing electronics to students will enhance their desire to participate and excel, along with allowing easier access for parents and educators to be involved and stay up to date. These benefits alone are reason enough to move forward and modernize technologies in education for all students, teachers and schools.
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.
This section is known as the “Enhancing Education Through Technology act of 2001”. “The primary goal of this part is to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary schools and secondary schools.” Technology is everywhere and as educators of future generations we cannot simply ignore it or its influence in our daily lives. The world of education is constantly changing. The demands on teachers and students are ever increasing. Students are being expected to learn harder math concepts earlier in their educational careers.
There is more expected of them. On the positive side having educators go back to school and learn about the best technology increases the students? chances in having the best education that they could possibly have. Another point is the fact that technology is taking over. More and more educational tools are being created to increase students?
How technology enhances the physical education curriculum In order to improve the physical education curriculum educators must incorporate technology to enhance computer literacy, develop software that complements physical education and integrate technology to enhance performance. The world we live in today is filled with technological advancements and we are only going to become more and more technologically oriented as a society in the future. These new advancements in technology are improving our lives and making things possible we had never thought possible before now. As well as these changes in our daily lives, technology has also changed the face of education, specifically physical education. As educators searching for the best possible way for our students to learn we must use everything we can to enhance learning and to enhance the curriculum.