Strides With Technology

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Technology in the Classroom: Making Strides with Technology
In favor of the use of technology in the classroom, several matters are poignant. For students who are already familiar with technology, the use of this type of educational device is a logical extension of their daily processes. Technology opens doors for students by allowing them to access data and receive answers to practically any question that may arise. It also has the opportunity to cater to a wide array of learning styles such as reading, hearing, and interactive lessons for a more personal learning experience. Technology also provides scope for students to engage in a more diverse educational setting by interacting with students from different cultures from their own when reviewing the same or similar content or concepts. Collaborative learning has been applied in education since 1980s for such positive effects as enhancing motivation and critical thinking skills as well as improving academic performance and long-term retention (Lin, Hsaio, Tseng, Char, 2014).
When contemplating notions which pose issues for technology in the classroom, it is important
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This may range from something as common as a laptop computer, to something more complex like an interactive whiteboard. Not only do teachers need to understand the equipment that they will use, they should also understand the full scope of what educational material can be presented via each channel and the way that channel can best influence students in a positive manner. They will also need to hone their skills as pertain to interacting with students through these technological devices and formulate lesson plans which integrate various aspects of each available method that is applicable to the students in their

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