How much better would it be for students to carry one tablet as opposed to several heavy books? Because of the ability to constantly customize, update and tailor learning, many schools are starting to go digital. Printed textbooks should be replaced by tablets for three main reasons: tablets increase student interactivity and creativity, they improve grades and responsibility, and provide students with more up-to-date information. Increase In Participation Tablets increase students interactivity and their creativity in the classroom. “When students use computers, it offers workplace-like situations that require independent, self-directed learning, thus preparing students with college and career readiness skills,” according to Doug Levin, SETDA’s executive director (Reiss).
Increased usage of technology will act as a supplement for traditional instruction, and thus strengthen the effect that it will have in the lives of students everywhere. Therefore, where there are tight budgets, and shortage in textbooks, the usage of technology gives communities hope and a stronger belief that no child will be left behind. Works Cited “Are we there yet?” http://www.nsbf.org/thereyet/fulltext.htm “A Friend for the Language Arts.”www.electronic-school.com/0198f4.html “Using Virtual Learning Space to Promote Multiculturalism” http://www.techlearning.com
Change is constant.” This is absolutely why education must not just keep up with the times; it must surpass it and be as innovative as an edu... ... middle of paper ... ...t aspect because students have the ability to see what their peers are doing and parents and educators are able stay informed and involved with a student’s current status. All of these achievements are progress. It is so important to keep progress evolving and keep education technologies modernizing. Technology in education has advantages that help educate children efficiently. 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.
The need to provide professional development courses for our educators to build their confidence and enhance our knowledge to feel comfortable enough in integrating technology in our classrooms. “In order for schools to take full advantage of the power of technology, educators must have a better understanding of how to efficiently use technology in the classroom in ways that will improve student achievement” (CEO Forum Education and Technology, 2001).
In the words of Bill Gates “any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other.” Technology is a tool that is making it easier for people acquire knowledge and it is becoming an essential part of learning. Students need to be taught using methods that attract their attention. Methods such as technology make it easier for students and make for a more engaging learning experience. Technology within the classroom gives students a better chance to succeed, cuts down costs for both students and teachers, and allows students to be more engaged in class. Technology is an integral part of modern society, and its use in classrooms needs to be promoted so the learning environment is enhanced.
Technology should be used in school’s curriculum and instruction because of improved communication, innovations to come and convenience to both the students and the teachers. Technology has improved how we communicate with one another and opens many doors for us. In ancient times people had to directly take a message somewhere, which could take days, weeks, or even years. Today, a person can send a message that would arrive in less than 10 seconds, whether it be via e-mail or text message. Source B by Kevin Delaney discusses how teachers are impressed by the new use of technology in their classroom.
(Salend, 2009, pp. 49-54) Along with engaging students, the use of these technological tools can help to provide students with skills they will need to succeed in a contemporary society. (Besnoy, 2006, p.34) Although there is a learning curve to any new technology, there are also great benefits that it can provide. For example, using technology-based assessments and clickers not only record and give feedback on student performance quickly, they also help teachers to identify problem areas to address. Another strategy that can be very beneficial is the use of computer sim... ... middle of paper ... ...nd pick areas of comfort.
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.
ICT enhances the teaching and learning process, traditionally teachers... ... middle of paper ... ...nable new avenues of learning for students and gives students more responsibility in their own learning and allows them the opportunity to put this knowledge into practice. These possibilities can have a positive effect on student performance and achievement. Enhanced teaching will be achieved along with better student performance. This is all relevant to the adoption of ICT in schools and sources such as PDST have very good templates and ideas as to how to effectively do this. It is dependent on sufficient resources, teacher training and content but ICT has a major impact in education today and this will only grow.
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.