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Why Technology in the Classroom is a Must

Date: July 17, 2017 Author: angie Categories: Blog 0

I chose to seek my master’s degree in Educational Technology because 21st century students are digital natives who no longer respond to the traditional way of teaching.  Teachers can no longer shovel information at their students while the students sit and listen quietly to what the teacher has to say.  After shoveling information at their student, a traditional teacher will check for understanding through an essay or multiple-choice type of assessment.  This old school, brick and mortar type of classroom takes me back to my childhood.  There is no critical-thinking involved and students are not active in their own learning.  It is my job as an educator to prepare my students for 21st century learning.  I must speak their language and prepare my students for the real world.

The top 10 reasons my students need technology in the classroom:

  1. Effective use of technology within the classroom helps prepare my students for the real world.
  2. I can reach my diverse students’ needs by integrating technology into the classroom.
  3. Encourages collaborative learning between students.
  4. Our country is dependent on technology so I must teach my students to be tech-savvy.
  5. Technology helps motivate students and be engaged in their own learning.
  6. Students are more excited because they are active members in their own learning.
  7. Students are able to access the most up to date information and communicate with people from all over the world through the use of technology.
  8. No more passive learners. Students become active in their own learning where the teacher becomes the facilitator and coach.
  9. Students become critical thinkers and are equipped to solve real world problems through the use of technology.
  10. Students have access to technology 24/7 and have up-to-date information at the tip of their fingertips.

I am very excited to use the information I have learned throughout this master’s program to meet the needs of my 21st century learners.

References

Networks, S. E. 10 Reasons Today’s Students NEED Technology in the Classroom. Retrieved July 13, 2017, from http://www.securedgenetworks.com/blog/10-reasons-today-s-students-need-technology-in-the-classroom

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