As technology expands into homes and businesses around the world, this paper looks at how schools will also benefit from its integration. With the “No Child Left Behind Act” as a guide to challenging new standards, schools need to look at the different types of technology available to them now and how it will benefit not only the students but also what this could mean for instructors and administrators too. In order to meet the ever changing needs of the economies technology, the responsibility to bring schools up to date falls upon the entire community and school districts alike.
The Positive Effects of Technology in Education
It’s 3:00pm. The kids run home from school, grab a snack and reluctantly sit down to their homework. It’s a scene that has replayed itself in the homes of school-aged children year after year. Yet, in the world of technology today, these kids aren’t just sitting down with pencil and paper anymore. They are sitting down in front of computers, laptops, and other various technology that let them explore and research pretty much any subject you can think of.
As technology has become less expensive over the last couple of decades, it has found its way into homes and businesses throughout the whole world for means such as entertainment, gathering information, communication, distance learning, etc. Most children do not know what life was like without cell phones or internet. Just as technology has found its way into homes and businesses, schools now need to focus their curriculum to prepare students for active participation in a technological world. Technical skills needed in this economy are changing. The skills taught in school however are not changing to meet these needs. Many graduates are not meeting the requirements of employers. The positive impacts of technology in education are instrumental in aiding teachers and administrators to successfully meet the needs of children and push them to their individual abilities....