Technology In The ROOMCLASS

By: Big T

Intro

As we move into the 21st century, technology has become more and more important to our society. Computers are becoming more affordable and are depended upon by many people to aid them in their daily lives. Since computers are becoming more affordable to purchase, schools have been able to purchase more computers for their students. As more and more computers are purchased, a growing need for technology in education emerges.

Benefits Of Technology In The Class Room

Technology affects many areas of society in positive ways, including education. Modern-day students not only have computers to help them with their schoolwork, they also use the Internet for research while teachers use technology to enhance their lessons.


Research

If a school's library is outdated or lacking in a selection of titles, a student might find it difficult to get the necessary research for an essay or research paper. As long as the school has a computer lab, students are able to use the Internet and digital encyclopedias to obtain the research they need.


Educational Games

In younger grades, teachers give there children to computers through educational games. Instead of playing board games that focus on education, students can learn the basics of spelling, counting and other early educational lessons through computer games that make learning fun. Because many schools have at least one computer in each classroom, the teacher can make that computer a vital part of learning for young students.



Negatives Of Technology In The Class Room

technology has been so integrated into our lives that it has become a distraction to us and this has been a negative impact to society. Certain breakthroughs in technology such as, the cellphone and computer have become so popular around the world that usage of these devices has become excessive. People are now not only relying on these for convenience, but also utilizing them in ways that becomes serious distractions to people’s lives, especially those of children and teenagers


technology’s new innovations have hurt students and their daily lives in school. Technology has essentially made cheating easier; One teacher said, “Every single year I’ve been in testing there has been more cheating than the year before”. Internet is so accessible now that many student’s depend on in for homework. Although the computer can be a great tool, students generally don’t use it for educational purposes, “students use the computer for entertainment unrelated to homework and reducing the amount of time spent studying” (Stross). The internet has so much information that students no longer need to work hard to figure out answers, they can just “google” whatever they are looking for