Effects of Technology on Education

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Effects of Technology on Education

By | Feb. 2012
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Tabatha MacDougall
Effects of Technology on Education
12/11/2011

Abstract
Technology is used in classrooms today and has both positive and negative effects on both students and teachers. I want to show in my paper how technology is not a substitute for a good teacher. Technology must be well implanted by a good teacher to be successful. Computers do not give successful teaching. I start out by discussing the positive effects on teachers and students, in my paper. I then debate the use of technology and its effects on traditional teaching methods. Lastly, I concluded with negative impacts technology has on the teachers and the students. By doing this, I will show while technology is important it is only a tool to educating students. It is not the solution to educating students.

Today technology is commonly used in classrooms. Teachers use technology such as: computers, smart boards, calculators, virtual field trips, e-books, and online learning to reach all of their students. Many students rely on technology to learn new information, but then become too dependent on that technology. The traditional methods of teaching are now integrated with technology, making some traditional methods obsolete. Traditional methods such as direct instruction, focusing on learning styles, and using teaching strategies still need to be used in the classroom. These methods help students create a foundation for life-long learning. Technology cannot replace teachers and good teaching strategies. Without a strong educational foundation, students will fall behind not only in school but in life also. Technology is a tool in developing the future of our students, but it must be implemented and balanced by a good teacher. There are many benefits of technology in schools for teachers. Technology also helps teachers easily keep track of grades and have access to lesson plans that are made easier by computers (Jamil & Shah, 2011). Technology also helps teachers...

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