Technology has impacted almost every aspect of life today, and education is no exception. In some ways, education seems much the same as it has been for many years. A 14th century illustration by Laurentius de Voltolina depicts a university lecture in medieval Italy.
How Technology Affects Student Learning Many of us take technology for granted, whipping out a tablet to write a quick email or pulling out a smartphone to look up driving directions.
Even in the classroom, technology is more and more common: There are certainly downsides, such as potentially shorter attention spans and a huge rise in cyber-bullying.
On the other hand, if we look at the academic realm, students are making significant gains as a result of computers and mobile devices. The following are some of the key advantages technology imparts to 21st century learners.
Some students who had previously been non-participatory members of the class were willing to participate when presented with a tablet or computer to express knowledge.
Other teachers talked about how students were motivated to learn computational skills because they saw they as applicable to life outside of school; regardless of the fact that they were still doing math or English, students wanted to use the computer.
CompTIA, the non-profit association for the IT industry, also reported that 65 percent of educators saw a rise in student productivity. More Willingness to Participate Technology can often bring shy learners out of their shells.
Especially in middle school, computers can also make collaboration easier. When doing peer editing on an essay, for example, having a tool like Google Docs makes it easer for different genders, or peers from different social groups, to interact. Closing the Learning Gap Technology also has the power to close the learning gap.
A good example of this was seen in an east Texas school district in which science classrooms were outfitted with high-tech document cameras. The cameras, which connected to the computer, could take time-lapse video and pictures, capabilities used in a biology unit on life cycles.
As reported by district teachers, students with limited English proficiency saw particularly large gains as a result of using the new technology. The visuals provided by the cameras, as well as the increased engagement as students operated the technology, meant that both LEP students and native English speakers achieved higher scores on the district science assessment.
Individualized Learning Technology often gives educators the option of further differentiating their teaching, allowing students to work at their own pace.
Alternatively, if students are conducting online research, they have a wealth of resources to use, from the simplistic to the complicated. Technology also gives teachers tools with which to track student growth, meaning they can further personalize education.
By having students submit work online or take formative assessments that provide an instant spreadsheet of responses, teachers can quickly adjust lessons to student needs.
From Learner to Teacher Lastly, technology can benefit students by boosting their confidence. Many students come into school already well-versed in technology; sometimes, students are more knowledgeable than their teachers.
That confidence with the tool often translates into more confidence with the academic task set, resulting in increased student learning. Whatever the amount of technology in your classroom, make the best of it by empowering students and personalizing their learning as much as possible.How has technology affected society?
How has it influenced living? Well, while technology has made life easy, it has also made us lazy. Let us look at the positive and negative impact of technology on society.
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Effects of Technology on People. Effects of Technology on Literacy Skills and Motivation 3 This project is an initial investigation into how technology affects one student’s literacy learning and motivation in reading and writing.
Technology trends in English language learning and teaching In today’s modern world, technology has an ever-changing effect on many things – and this includes English language learning and teaching.
Technology has gained a more prominent place in classrooms in recent times and is of particular use to blended teachers.
As modern technology grows and advances by leaps and bounds, so too does its effect on our life and society. The impact of technological improvements on communication, in particular, has been extensive and largely positive, helping people keep in touch with each other more effectively and efficiently.
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