Social and Cultural Foundations of American Education/Technology/Pros and Cons What are the pros and cons of technology in the classroom? Imagine it is your daughter’s first day of work after her high school graduation. She is working at a local company doing secretarial work to pay her way through college. Her new boss comes in and asks her to type the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting and email it to the staff by noon. When her boss walks away she just sits there wondering how she is going to complete this task in ample amount of time because she has no idea how to use the computer.
What are the Advantages /Disadvantages of Technology in the classroom Pros and Cons of Computer Technology in the Classroom Author: Kathleen Patrice Gulley University: California State University, Sacramento Course: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies EDLP 225 :: Advanced Seminar: Ethical Decision Making Instructor: Dr. Rosemary Papalewis The Disadvantages of Technology in Classroom Education - College Essay - Glaydavid11 The Disadvantages of Technology in Classroom Education Technology has also affected humans in classroom education. Since technology has been introduced as a medium for teaching back in 1900s, it has gradually replaced the human teachers and now students mostly rely on computers, television and other electronic mediums. Although these technology brings certain benefits in the classroom, it causes some students to be distracted and unmotivated to learn at school because they believe that learning by themselves using the computer is a much better and faster way. According to Vota (2009), “Since technology itself requires proper motivation for its benefits to accrue, any school that can’t direct student motivation capably will fail to do so with technology, as well (or worse, allow technology to distract students)”.
Educational Technology: Effectiveness of Computers in Education Computers are increasingly being incorporated into school curriculums. Teachers present processes and concepts using programs such as Powerpoint, and students can utilize visual models and word processor to enhance their learning experience. Are Computers Effective at instructing students to retain information better? Some studies show a dramatic increase in performance while others show that CAI has small to moderate-sized positive effects on achievement (Avrim, 2000). From research, it can be concluded that CAI is best used when it is in addition to the instruction of a teacher and not when it replaces the teacher.
Using Technology as a Learning Tool, Not Just the Cool New Thing Ben McNeely North Carolina State University © Ben McNeely I fully realized the digital age when I first spoke to my grandparents over the "talk" feature on AOL Instant Messenger. How cool is it, I thought, to have grandparents that not only have a computer, but know how to use it? What was more striking was that my grandfather, a man who never had much formal technical education, built not one, but two, computers from parts—motherboard, disk drives, hard drives, and so forth—with the help of my cousin. He has high-speed Internet access, sends and receives e-mail, burns CDs, and chats online using IM. Technology In The Classroom! The future of learning has arrived, and it’s fully interactive! Digital technology is gradually transforming the K-12 classroom environment. Student and teacher roles are in flux, with students now taking an active part in their own learning. With the increasingly common use of new technologies like interactive whiteboards and networked learning environments, teachers are also becoming learners as they shift into new styles of information sharing. Many classrooms are also undergoing physical changes to accommodate the structural needs of a technology-dependent curriculum. The classroom of the 21st century reaches out beyond its four walls, bringing in external resources with digital tools.
TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM: TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING? by Bonnie Thone Boylan To preface this article, I originally set out to report on how teachers can best use technology in the classroom. Which technologies work best with which age groups? Which activities have been used with the most success? Students: Technology in the Classroom The integration of technology in education is no longer a "new" idea. Because technology has become such an integral part of society, it is necessary to integrate its use in education in a variety of ways. The use of computer technology has moved beyond computer assisted instruction in the form of tutorials or drill and practice. Today's technology can provide teachers and students with opportunities for teaching and learning that were impossible in the past. Computers can be used as devices for communicating with people literally a world apart. They can be used as tools to create instructional materials or as presentation devices to provide information in ways never before possible.
Smartphones as Learning Tools – UW Bothell Learning Technologies Blog Last Spring, we posted an article about using cell phones in the classroom. Nearly every student, staff and faculty member has one, and in the past years there’s been a push to harness the technology for educational enhancement. But now an even more advanced mobile technology is becoming ubiquitous–smartphones. There are now 91.4 million smartphones in the United States, and many students are the proud owners of these devices. In addition to standard cell phone features of calling and texting, smartphones make it easy to browse the web, play games, check the news, study for a test, and much more all thanks to different applications that can be installed on the phone. With technology constantly advancing, it may be only a matter of time until cell phones are replaced completely by smartphones.
Negative Effects of Computers in Classrooms Negative Effects of Computers in Classrooms By Jessy Norman Computers and other related technologies have become an enormous part of our daily lives. The Advantages of Technology in the Classroom Technology is often intriguing to students, leading to a higher degree of student motivation. When students tire of exploring standard written texts or composing essays on paper, teachers can regain their interest by providing them with technology-rich lessons that allow them to use technology to learn and produce creative and dynamic products, such as digital movies or multi-media presentations. Because students are more interested in creating their intriguing works, they focus more attention on the completion of the task and, by connection, learn more.
Pros and Cons Technology in the Classroom Pros: Schools can secure grants to help pay for for technology in the classroom. Cons: Technology in general is expensive. Schools with minimal technology resources can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Classroom technology, especially laptops for individual student use, must be replaced every two to three years. Tech staff is required for a school with technology in the classroom.
Should We Allow Cell Phones in School? Benefits of Smartphones Are cellphones in the classroom a good idea? Does this device serve as a valid learning tool or just as another distraction contributing to the social disengagement of children? Smartphone ownership Cellphones have come a long way since the two-pound, $3,995 Motorola DynaTAC 8000X was first introduced in 1984. Subsequent generations of mobile phones continued to evolve and became more affordable and portable, and offered even more value beyond a means to call others.