Classroom Technology Integration

Love it or hate it, it's here to stay. Get the facts.

How can technology integration in K-12 classrooms lead to greater student learning and success?

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What's the big idea?

If you haven't noticed, schools all over the nation and globe are beginning to incorporate some kind of technology integration within their classrooms, school issued devices and BYOD programs are two of the most popular to date. But are these devices really making a differences in student learning or success? Research indicates educational technology does create more positive outcomes and skills for students than the potential negatives. Find out why below!
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Research in favor of technology integration is showing...

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Not everyone agrees

Of course nothing is ever completely agreed upon, especially a new topic like technology integration, that goes completely against the traditional practice of schools. Critics of technological integration of schools are voicing their concerns about possible negative effects for these digital natives.

Research opposing is showing...

BYOD vs. 1:1

There are two different types of programs that schools are using to incorporate technology within their classrooms. Let's look at the differences between Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and student-issued device (1:1) programs.
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So, what have we learned?

It's been a fun and interesting journey learning about technology integration in K-12 schools. You may feel unsure about your opinion on the topic at this point, and that's perfectly okay. I've realized that there is no right or wrong answer because the issue is still new. There has not been enough research completed to support either side. Longitudinal research takes many, many years to complete and with how fast technology is evolving, it is difficult to track the progress and effects of technology integration of K-12 classrooms. So for now, do the research, read some testimonials and form your own opinion about the best way to learn!