Here and Now Learning!

This post is provided by guest blogger, Kim Wilson, graduate student University of St. Francis, MS Training and Development program

Should all schools incorporate classroom technology into their teaching curriculum?   In the article “Technology in the Classroom, It’s Not a Matter of ‘If’ but ‘When’ and ‘How.’, the author, Alice Armstrong (2013) provides the reader with some practical reasons on why incorporating technology into to the classroom can help with the learning process.  The author also explains how technology for students can provide a beneficial education outcome.  Armstrong concludes that the traditional way of teaching is a thing of the past and technology both in and out of the classroom is our present and our future.

I recommend this article for any teacher that may be having a difficult time understanding how teaching with technology can be more beneficial than students using books, note taking and hearing lectures.  As you will read in the article, Armstrong does a great job on explaining why technology is a great tool when it comes to learning.   She explains how a teacher can increase classroom participation just by utilizing technology in the classroom.  The author also explains how utilizing technology in the classroom can help the student to become a better learner.  As an example, a student who utilizes technology has a better sense of responsibility when it comes to learning.   She also goes on to tell the reader how technology does not take away from the teaching ability but it can provide an extra piece of confidence for a student when learning a subject.

 

Reference

Armstrong, A. (2013). Technology in the classroom, It’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ and ‘how.’ Illinois School Board Journal. Retrieved from: http://www.iasb.com/journal/j070813_02.cfm

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