The Effect of Technology on Education
In this argument essay I hope to point out and give some feedback on the pros and cons of the effects of technology on educations. That by incorporating technology into our schools would and could make us stronger and more up to speed with surrounding countries.
The Effects of Technology on Education
The topic of the effects of technology on students is a concern for teachers, school officials, parents, and students. Everyone wants to know if technology is really going to help our children learn more, and truly make a difference in the way teaching is currently being done in the classrooms. What will it cost to bring in technology, ...view middle of the document...
Some examples of the technology that can be used at an early age would be V-Tech; which has several products out that can help your child grow and be ready for school when it is time. It has been found that by taking smaller steps in children’s younger years and teaching the basics will significantly help them achieve more and not become discouraged in their studies.
Schools of all levels are beginning to adapt to the many new kinds of technology and software that is becoming available. Classrooms from Kindergarten through college are using technological tools to involve students in learning more and understanding (Ojalvo, 2010). Some of these tools are basic computers programs of typing a book report, math problems, or testing in spelling. Many schools have several programs available to them for testing children in their classrooms now to see what they need to work on. This saves time for the teacher and also money for the schools; for they do not have to hire someone else to give these tests. Some of the advantages of technology are schools are being able to converse with classrooms from other countries. A teacher in India was able to have her class do a live debate with a class in Australia on racism (Ojalvo, 2010). By using Skype; which is like a live video feed through the internet, this was achieved. Kids were able to hear the opinions of their peers in another country that they might have never been able to do without technology in their school.
There are several opinions out there in regards to the rapid changes in technology and how they will affect the way of living, and how we look at things from here on out in the world. The opinions of some professors and teachers are that technology alone will not transform what their students are learning in the classroom (Millichap, 2000). One of the most difficult challenges that one certain instructor says he faces is creating a sense of community among students and developing a virtual learning community begins and ends by focusing on people (Millichap, 2000). But many feel that we need to take off the blinders that so many have on in-regards to implementing technology with teaching. If technology helps teachers to become better at teaching and helping our children at all ages to learn and comprehend then it needs to be recognized. One of the hardest things that need to be worked on is the acceptance of technology being implemented into the schools. Some parents, teachers and even students admit that there are cons to technology also. It’s easy to become distracted while on the internet looking up information with Facebook, tweeter, store websites, and even cell phones. Parents need to accept their roles in their children’s lives and set boundaries; such as homework before playing video games, or only allowing so much time on the internet/computer, and if need be blocking certain websites. A way of doing this is setting a timer for the allotted time and when it goes off your child is done....