Technology And Education : Technology

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Technology and Education A YouTube video flashes onto the board from a projector. A bright blue light bathes the walls of a dimly lit classroom. Heads nod as students take this opportunity to sleep, and yet, some use it as an opportunity to learn. Technology has radically changed the way teachers and administrators structure classes, but has that change been for the better? School boards have been advocating and pushing for more technology in classrooms, yet consistently buy technology that goes into storage 2 years later for being outdated. At the same time, science classrooms have come alive, as information leaps out of bland chemistry textbooks into interactive applications. Where and how do we find a balance? Clearly, how we use technology must be reconsidered. Technology, while playing an increasingly important role in education as many different resources have become available, must be evaluated and efficiently used to ensure a more effective learning environment. Before we reform how technology is used, we must also consider the fact that there must be reforms in other places as well (Bartos 11). Technology is only as effective as the classroom it is placed in. Putting Chromebooks into a class of disheartened students with ineffective teacher will not change anything, nor does using Google to find information only to place it into a PowerPoint. “A student in Durham using an iPad to google her way to learning no more than did a student

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