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10 Reasons Today’s Students NEED Technology in the Classroom

10 Reasons Today’s Students NEED Technology in the Classroom
Technology is everywhere--entwined in almost every part of our culture. It affects how we live, work, play, and most importantly learn. With mobile and other wireless devices like the IoT becoming an increasing requirement across every industry today, it only makes sense that our schools are also effectively deploying mobile technology in the classroom. However, for many schools, implementing the latest technology is a difficult strategy to navigate. There are two main reasons for this: Schools are on the fence about the use of certain mobile devices; thinking they're more a burden than a strategic learning tool. Schools want to deploy mobile devices but their WiFi networks are not capable of properly supporting the technology In both cases it's a lose lose situation for everyone involved, especially the students. To help your school confidently make the decision to embrace mobile technology in the classroom, we've put together a list of 10 reasons why it will benefit your students.

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Gaining Support for Blended Learning In November, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to visit several schools that are personalizing learning for students through blended learning models. The technology allows for a flexible environment where students can learn at their own pace and in their own way. Teachers have more time to work with individuals and small groups while other students are learning content online or working on projects. After several days of visits to schools at all levels, it become clear to our team that there isn’t one formula for success. Each school had a story to tell about how they had launched initiatives and then iterated or pivoted after getting feedback and analyzing results. The one common theme at each school was that everyone was on board with the initiative and committed to meeting the needs of all students.

25 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom Although many technology-based teaching methods and resources effectively engage students and build their skills, many educators encounter difficulties when using technology in the classroom. Maybe a specific platform is too hard to introduce. Or maybe it won’t run on your devices. Despite the challenges, you likely want to enjoy the benefits that education technology can deliver. Why do we need technology integration in education? Technology in education mirrors the fast-paced world we live in. In modern classrooms, it’s rare to find students all working on the same exact activity. Instead, today’s schools are technology-rich learning spaces that promote diverse activity.

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