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. This is the reality of many high school graduates. What is technology integration in the classroom? Many people ask the question: What is technology integration and how is it possible? Pros of Technology There are numerous benefits for the use of technology in all curricula in today’s education. The use of the computers can break up the monotony of lecture and note taking in the classroom. Teachers can integrate games via SMART Board to engage the students in interactive learning.