Essay about Integrating Technology Into The Curriculum

1887 Words Dec 11th, 2016 8 Pages
Assimilating technology into the curriculum is a priority in most schools today. Most didactic technology experts agree, however, that technology should be integrated, not as a detached subject or as a once-in-a-while plan, but as an instrument to encourage and broaden student learning daily. The task, of course, is in finding ways to utilize technology and to help students use it which does not take time away from the main subjects.
For several educators, an absence of individual skill with technology offers the extra challenge. To incorporate technology-based actions and plans into their curriculum, those teachers first must find the time to learn to use the tools and understand the vocabulary necessary for participation in those projects or activities.
Used properly, however, technology can be a tool for teachers as well as for students. To help teachers new to technology gain experience in using it, and to help tech savvy teachers incorporate technology more fully into their daily routines. Technology can help facilitate the knowledge constructed classroom. Several researchers (Bork, 1985; Laboratory for Comparative Human Cognition, 1989; Papert, 1980; Ragosta, 1982) views technology as having an influential effect on the teaching and learning processes. They state that with the use of technology in the classroom, schools would become more student-centered and that more individualized learning would take place than ever before.
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