Technology: Benefits vs. Challenges
Does technology cause a distraction in the classroom?
One of the main concerns with technology become a crucial elements of education is its potential to cause a distraction in the classroom. Various factors result in technology becoming a distraction in the classroom. One of the main factors is students attitude towards technology and its use for non-task related activities during class time. Strict guidelines and restrictions may need to be enacted to ensure that technology brings benefits to learning.
The teachers must understand the goal and focus of technology and how it should be integrated into activities in the classroom to achieve maximum benefits. Technology in the classroom must have a specific aim and purpose for students in the classroom. Technology must provide students with a unique and different way of looking at a concept or topic. Through technology, students are able to discover more.
Questions to ponder...
2. Do you know of any technologies that could be easily and effectively integrated into the classroom?
3. Do you know of any success stories with technology being integrated into the classroom?