Adding Technology into the Classrooms of Huntsville Independent School District

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Recently the school board in the Huntsville Independent School District decided that it would be a great idea to jump into the twenty-first century and add technology into the classrooms. The members of the school board have read articles like “Why Integrate Technology into the Curriculum?: The Reasons Are Many”, which tell why it would be a great idea to add technology into the classroom as well as articles like “In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores”, which talks about all of the new ways to learn with technology. The one thing that both of these articles as well as any article you will find both for and against technology in the classroom say that when making this leap from traditional teaching to this new way a great amount of …show more content…
Recently the school board in the Huntsville Independent School District decided that it would be a great idea to jump into the twenty-first century and add technology into the classrooms. The members of the school board have read articles like “Why Integrate Technology into the Curriculum?: The Reasons Are Many”, which tell why it would be a great idea to add technology into the classroom as well as articles like “In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores”, which talks about all of the new ways to learn with technology. The one thing that both of these articles as well as any article you will find both for and against technology in the classroom say that when making this leap from traditional teaching to this new way a great amount of planning needs to occur, unfortunately I feel that the Huntsville Independent School District decided to ignore the part about proper planning being needed. This lack of planning has resulted in a great waste of class time as the chart above titled “Amount of Class Time” shows. When looking at the other chart above you can see that forty-two percent of class time is spent teaching, many believe that this is a good amount of time and nothing is being taken away from the students. As you can see from the other chart above entitled “Use of Teaching Time”, out of that 42% only about half of that time is spent actually teaching the day’s lesson. Unfortunately, the school district cannot go back and time and plan properly; this is why I am proposing

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