The Importance Of Technology In The 21st Century Learner

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This paper explores how technology plays an important role in the lives of 21st century learners. As a future teacher I will need to keep up with technology in order to teach the students I will have. I have to incorporate technology into all my lessons and be able to explain it to students. Technology shapes many things in the classroom, and in this paper we will be exploring the issues and benefits. I will explain how teacher are addressing technology standards and skills in today’s classrooms, and how I will be teaching the 21st century learner. Through my research of various articles I will give examples on how teachers of today are shaping their students through technology. We will explore the outcomes of technology in the classroom – …show more content…
Even though technology for the most part helps the 21st century learner gain a better understanding of topics it does cause issues for teachers and schools. Technology is changing at a very rapid and constant pace that is creating both opportunities and challenges for both schools and teachers. It gives us an opportunity to access rich, multimedia content, and increase the use of online course taking that offers classes not otherwise available. Even at the college level, it’s more convenient to take an online class. Online classes help you work around your busy schedule. Not only children benefit from this technology, but adults as well. At the same time, the pace of change creates significant challenges for schools. To begin with, schools are forever playing technological catch up to the latest tech. There is research and training that comes along with spreading technology into schools. (Editorial Projects in Education Research Center. 2011) It doesn’t happen overnight. Most schools have to have the funding available to purchase both equipment and to train their …show more content…
Having an iPad gives children responsibilities. Most students are allowed to take home their iPads to do homework assignments. Each day they are responsible for charging their devices, and remembering to take them to school. At such a young age we are teaching independence and the value of something that doesn’t belong to them. Most schools have smartboards in their classrooms that they use for teaching. Not many kids feel comfortable going up to the board to solve a problem, but given the fact that a smartboard is something cool and new everyone wants to try. This is teaching students to have confidence in themselves. Smartboards are a very entertaining way to teach, it’s a board that comes alive. There are so many learning games available for children of many

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