Technology

Beneficial and Detrimental Aspects

Common Technology Used In Classrooms

  • Computers-Presentations
  • Smartboards
  • Smart tables
  • Document Cameras
  • Calculators
  • Ipads/Netbooks
  • Web based applications and sites
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Benefits

  • Relevant
  • Diverse Learners
  • Engaging/Motivation
  • Achievement
  • Accessibility
  • Connect with home
  • Versatility
  • Monitoring/Reflection/Adaptability
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Variables

  • Availability
  • Outdated
  • Teacher's comfort level
  • Time
  • Technology failures
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Downsides

  • Inequity both at school and at home
  • Over reliance
  • Early child development
  • Too open
  • Hinder creativity
  • Spatial
  • Distraction
  • Paper preference
  • Less time with the teacher
  • Need for balance
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