Technology: Good or Nah?
Technology seems to be coming more and more popular in our learning environment. Many universities, high schools, and even grade schools are beginning to use technology as a learning tool. Some may argue that the use of technology in classrooms has a positive effect while others may argue that it has a negative effect on students.
There are many pro’s to the use and advancement of technology in our learning environment. Using technology in the classroom makes the accessibility to information much easier for students. Students who may use a laptop, iPad, tablet, etc., in the classroom can search for any type of information that they may need right at their fingertips. Technology in the classroom provides easier access to information that may be needed during a class time and could also make for a more productive class period.
The use of technology also allows for convenience in a learning environment. Some devices, such as an iPad or tablet, are able to have textbooks loaded onto them. From personal experience during high school, I thoroughly enjoyed this because I didn’t have to carry around multiple books because they were all on my iPad.
The advancement of technology continues to grow. There are many new and interactive ways to help teach students with the use of technology. It also seems to help keep students more interested than the same old writing and taking notes with pen and paper every day. It seems to me, that the future is becoming more and more “tech-savvy”, and by our students using technology in their learning environments, this can help prepare them for jobs in the future where they may need to use technology every day at their work place.