Essay on Technology And Teachers : Technology

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Technology and Teachers
Technology has become a revolutionary tool for education, by allowing the utilizing of information found on the World Wide Web. Teachers have adopted the digital age, by the use of various computer programs, and by incorporating the internet. Technology will never replace teacher, but “teachers who don’t use technology will be replaced by those who do”. (Trucano) Today teachers no longer only rely on the traditional methods of teaching, but now apply technology to their daily lessons. In many ways teachers have been both blessed by technology, and in contrast, have been cursed by technology. With the use of technology and “the internet has the potential to transform teaching: it enables the world to enter the classroom, encourages dialog among peers.” (Clark) On the other hand, instant access for teacher is also translated into instant access for students making distractions easier, cheating easier, and can enable the average students to become academically lazy.
Is Technology a choice for teachers? Can a teacher choose, not to incorporate technology? No, “It isn 't a choice to deny technology in schools - nor should it be. The Common Core standards alone dictate use of high levels of technology.” (Marcoux 70) The Common Core standards are required by most public school teachers in many states. Technology is here to stay, and is transforming education. Technology is incorporated into the common standards that teachers have as guide lines for…

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