Technology: An Guide To Technology In The Classroom

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Guide to the Light In the past, education has been, at the simplest form, the deliverance of one-sided information, and whether or not the students learns it or accepts it, it will be presented. This is like the shadows in Plato’s Allegory of the Cave casted on the cave walls being the only reality the prisoners know. Technology allows everyone, especially students, to see the same information, most likely more, and most likely from different angles. This is like the ascent of a prisoner into the light, being full of brilliance and enlightenment. And just like the prisoners befuddlement at the first exposure of light, technology may come with a little confusion and shakiness in its initial introduction to the classroom. Even so, technology …show more content…
The students that do not excel are often lacking initiative, however with technology “Teachers and students are sometimes surprised at the level of technology-based accomplishment displayed by students who have shown much less initiative…” (Effects of Technology), giving insight to how technology can inspire students and make having to do work seem less like work. Since technology, especially the internet, opens up endless worlds of topics and interests, students are able to find something they are interested in and can shine in. Even some of the most unmotivated students can be motivated using technology. Unmotivation is a huge deterrent for work and progress, however technology can allow for greater willingness in certain subjects and “student satisfaction with the immediate feedback provided [by technology]” (Effects of Technology), which can lead to better productivity and efficiency. The added motivation can change the demeanor, attitude, and overall class grade of a student which can have positive self-esteem impacts. Technology can improve school performance and personal …show more content…
The future about technology in education has many possible routes, like everyone’s brains could one day be connected to the internet, eliminating the need to remember information as it would be immediately accessible to the brain, or holograms may be invented to teach what is on the internet in ways a human teacher can not. The possibilities are endless, however, people today must prepare for the people of tomorrow. Technology implementation into the ordinary classroom today is imperative for the success of technology in the future, no matter how tentative some aspects may be. Even though the current technology is extremely advanced, further advancements are likely, and the education systems must be prepared to take on these advancements with open arms because just as businesses who are not updating are being left behind today, schools that do not update now or in the near future will be left behind as

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