by TransACT | Apr 19, 2019 |
There are ongoing debates about the impact of technology on today’s children. With adamant advocates on both sides, it is difficult to discern whether technology has a negative or positive influence on education and the classroom. Fortunately, several scholars have thoroughly researched and approached this topic to identify benefits to both students and teachers. Ultimately, a moderate balance of technology in the classroom has been shown to enhance the classroom experience for most students. (Ferrell, 2002).
Although this is a relatively short list of benefits, it is certainly not intended to be exclusive. Instead, it exemplifies a few of the many ways technology has served to benefit students in the classroom. Even with examples of how technology benefits students, some teachers remain resistant to implementing the technology. Clearly, there are times when technology may not be the most effective means of teaching, such as when teaching Calculus. A PowerPoint slideshow would not be the go-to choice for most teachers. However, teachers have a variety of reasons for resisting technology, including the technological learning curve and potential disruption digital devices bring when they are not in working order. Nonetheless, there are significant benefits technology offers teachers as well.
The classroom scene has evolved with technology and will continue to do so. By developing a balanced integration of technology into the classroom, students and teachers can enjoy the benefits and put technology into positive use.
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