Technology in Education
Most remember kindergarten as a time of coloring books, handwriting lessons and chalkboards. Our next generation might look back twenty years from now, recalling how the ancient iPad 2 was so limiting in its features. As the school year starts up again, a number of wee ones across the country will be tapping fancy iPads while their peers in neighboring states continue to scribble with their No. 2 pencils.
The Internet TESL Journal Michael Morgan morganmj(at)udmercy.edu University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit, Michigan, USA) The digital age challenges teachers to use technology in ways that facilitate language learning. ESL/EFL teachers must decide how—and how not—to use technology in the classroom. This article examines the role of technology in the ESL/EFL classroom and offers three methods to help teachers meet their own English Language Teaching objectives.
Printable Version Assistive technology is technology used by individuals with disabilities in order to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. Assistive technology can include mobility devices such as walkers and wheelchairs, as well as hardware, software, and peripherals that assist people with disabilities in accessing computers or other information technologies.
Jim Wilson/The New York Times Students using an interactive whiteboard, part of an ambitious technology plan in the Kyrene School District in Arizona. To hear from more experts, and to share your own predictions for the future of technology in the classroom, visit the Bits blog . Jim Wilson/The New York Times Molly Siegel and Christian Dedman, both 7, worked together with a laptop during a class in the Kyrene School District in Arizona.