This is a good way for them to get acclimated to using a computer. They are also required to take computer classes that teach them how to type correctly. The papers and projects are a good way for students to practice their typing skills. Another thing that most Elementary schools have the children learn about is the Internet. Most children go to the library and the computer lab to do a project or a paper.
During my senior year I was a student aide for a first grade class, and even in the classroom the teachers were using computer programs as a certain center or station. Students can practice their numbers or letters, their typing, and their work with the computers all at the same time. A lot of the students got a lot of joy from this, you could tell by their facial expressions, and also their excitement that they showed when their name was called to work on the computers. I remember when I was that age and we had a Tandy computer at our house and I never thought computers were that much fun because I never had all these fun learning games.
But, if teachers show students you can learn from a computer, the students will have the computer for everything. Lastly, have a computer in the classroom helps you understand applications in the real world. Some examples include, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, and Excel. When students get jobs when they are older, they will already now how to use these applications to show a presentation, or make a resume, and even charts! According to a survey than on Pew Internet, “67% say the internet has a “major impact” on their ability to interact with parents and 57% say it has had a such impact on enabling their interaction with the students.” Do you remember when most of math teachers used the projectors that have a really big l... ... middle of paper ... ...28/NEWS/308280037/Technology-helps-teachers-reach-children-new-ways>.
Computers in the Classroom Computers are being used in classrooms all over the country. Children have access to a computer while at home or at school. However, is the technology being channeled through computers being depended upon too much? Are they going to take over the role of the teacher as an educator? Many educators are asking these questions regarding the education of their students.
However, few students know that computers can be used for educational things both inside and outside of the classroom. In math there are many ways to use computers in the classroom. One way to use computers in the classroom is by using online math games and manipulatives to help teach and review. In the class I am working with at Dunn Middle school they use games to help reinforce the lesson and to review for a test. During one review session before a test the students got into three groups one at each computer.
There are many ways teachers are choosing to use technology. Technology is a strategy that is very beneficial if used in the right way. There are so many different ways teachers can incorporate technology into the classroom. A survey was taken by teachers across the United States, they asked thousands of teachers from different grade levels, whether or not their school has technological resources and whether or not they use them in their classroom. 76.1 percent of the teachers that were surveyed said that they use desktop computers and 89 percent of the teachers said that they use internet access whether it be wired internet or wireless internet (Beath, Jones, Kervin, Verenikina, 2013).
Before the introduction of computers in schools, teachers would use information from textbooks and write lessons on chalkboards. Students would search through books and encyclopedias to complete assignments and write reports by hand. Computers first appeared in classrooms in 1995 and have been used ever since. After computers in classrooms were presented, teachers were able to visually teach a broader range of topics and students were exposed to a variety of references. Likewise, computers have affected how students and teachers communicate and how lessons are presented to the class.
Also computers in the classroom not only gives students more sources of knowledge, but they also give teachers the option of obtaining news articles, pictures, sources, and education web sites from the internet. Even though computers are everywhere in the school and benefit all staff and faculty, the students by far receive the most benefits from integrated classroom technology, Sasa Petricici of CBC’s The National, visited schools that have integrated computers into the classroom.
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.
Computers can also be found in just about every classroom around the world. According to Stephen C. Howell “The introduction of computer technology into classrooms promises history’s most powerful and complex transformation of the learning process, powerful because of the extraordinary capabilities digital technologies offer, complex because of the high level of training necessary to utilize these technologies.” This paper will investigate both the “extraordinary capabilities” of the computer and the necessary training. As the computer boom really begins to takes off people are learning how to use computers at younger and younger ages. Now days the ten year old in the family can usually run the family computer better then the parents can. This is because schools are starting to mandate a computer class as a special course in elementary school.