March 7, 2014
Part 3: Using Technology to Facilitate and Enhance Classroom Instruction
For ages, classroom instruction has consisted of textbooks, many notebooks and a chalkboard. Pupils were required and responsible for four textbooks and notebooks. Now, the face of instruction has changed. Instruction has been transformed from the traditional framework of learning to a more abstract and advanced stage of learning. Because the world is advancing to greater depths of technology, teachers are responsible for cultivating, growing and maturing pupils into being fully capable function members of society. Teachers will foster and aid pupils into becoming well- knowledgeable 21st century citizens by integrating technology into the curriculum and instruction. Integrating new levels of technology to facilitate learning in the classroom will not only enhance classroom instruction, it will also produce members of society who has a prior knowledge of the various forms of technology and how they operate.
One of the most integral parts of a successful instructional classroom is technology. As long as there is a clear purpose for the use of technology during instruction, it will be vital component in the classroom. There are several ways technology can be used in the classroom to facilitate and enhance learning. Allowing pupils to collaborate abstract concepts using iPads as an aid to reach sound decisions; teachers using document cameras to model tedious assessments for visual learners; and replacing dry-erase boards with Smart boards are all technological advancements that are used to facilitate learning.
Incorporating iPads into the classroom brings learning to life. Interacting technology, such as technology makes learning more engaging and enjoyable. Anne Laure, a child psychologist states that “with the use of iPads, many students learn more efficiently and has a more accurate understanding of