Today technology has vastly changed how we have preformed, learned and worked in the classroom. We could debate for hours about the positive and negative effects of us implementing it in the classrooms. I have noticed in some articles that there has been a more positives than negative. Apart from one article by Ellen Laird, who speaks of her experience with online learning, which turned out to be a bust because it just wasn’t working for her or her students?
Should schools intergrade technology into there educational systems? I absolutely believe they should. Why? Coming from a prestigious private school we had our hand s on some of the coolest stuff. We had the newest MacBook’s and the iPad two at our fingertips. I honestly think that it improved my work effort because I actually liked working on it and we were allowed 20 additional apps to download which was like my reward after all my homework was done. I have conducted this research in Early October 2014. My research a variety of sources: This research helped me better understand why our current way we have improved our learn abilities in the classroom by intergrading the latest and newest technologies into our lives. Ultimately I think we should stay on track and keep doing evolving into bigger and better things because eventually we will grow tired of the old and want to bring in the new.
Strauss, Valerie “A Watershed Moment for Technology in Education” The Washington Post. July 7.
In this article the author speaks of the massive wave of funding for technology into schools. Countries such as South Korea are already plugged into the Wi-Fi business and are 100% in with all the technology and with teachers that are up to date on the latest stuff. Here in the United States we aren’t all that into yet, but as we are working on trying to get the funding, there are a good handful of public and private schools who are plugged into the technology for education era. The freedom of online books and other ways of intergrading educational training methods is truly quite remarkable.
This article does a great job on shedding light on the funding of technology but I really don’t think that it has hit all the main concerns that some people might have with technology in the school place. I find it very informative to know how much money we are actually going to try and put into this project. Personally, I think what the government is trying to do for our education is great but I’m sure it could be put to better use somewhere else. It could talk about the negatives once we did have the new upgraded and built in Wi-Fi in all schools. I mean I say it’s a 50/50 chance that students will actually use the free Wi-Fi to their benefits.
Laird, Ellen. “I’m your Teacher, Not Your Internet-Service Provider” Source: Chronicle of Higher Education, 1/3/2003, Vol. 49 Issue 17
In this article the author Laid’s opening remarks suggest that she is barely even interested in her new online classes and probably doesn’t have the motive to even try and make it work. It’s a total different experience between an online class and a traditional class where you can actually see the students. In this online scenario most students seem to take it more lightly than others in traditional. From those who are just trying to get there schooling over with and earn some degree or just trying to adapt to there newly adopted lifestyles.
This article really does help me appreciate the opportunity I get to be able to come to class and actually sit in a classroom and learn. It really seems that these online student do care but they don’t really take to time to really appreciate and understand that there is actually someone out there willing to teach them when nobody…