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Archived: Effects of Technology on Classrooms and Students

A r c h i v e d I n f o r m a t i o n Change inStudent andTeacherRoles When students are using technology as a tool or a support for communicating with others, they are in an active role rather than the passive role of recipient of information transmitted by a teacher, textbook, or broadcast. The student is actively making choices about how to generate, obtain, manipulate, or display information. Technology use allows many more students to be actively thinking about information, making choices, and executing skills than is typical in teacher-led lessons. Moreover, when technology is used as a tool to support students in performing authentic tasks, the students are in the position of defining their goals, making design decisions, and evaluating their progress. The teacher's role changes as well. Project-based work (such as the City Building Project and the Student-Run Manufacturing Company) and cooperative learning approaches prompt this change in roles, whether technology is used or not.

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The article reviews the change in the role of the teacher towards facilitator and goal setter and reviews the benefits of technology. These benefits include: increased motivation & self esteem, technical skills, accomplishment of more complex tasks, increased collaboration, increased use of outside resources, improved design skills and attention to audience. Citation: US Department of Education (n.d.) Technology and education reform. Retrieved from by estherpepin Mar 9

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