Successfully Using Technology as a Student

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Successfully Using Technology as a Student The importance of using technology in the classroom is becoming increasingly important. As technology continues to evolve it becomes more and more imperative that it’s integrated in the classrooms as well. This allows for children who do not have access to technology at home the opportunity to learn these technologies that they will need their entire student careers. To have the advantages of technology available to some kids, and not to others gives those with the privilege of computers, etc… an advantage. The way that life is now, there is not man jobs, or many aspects of life in general that do not require the use of a computer, or even something more advanced. Not only do people who are…show more content…
As per a study conducted by asking 25 teachers from all grade levels questions pertaining to technology, most of them agreed on a lot of the questions, such as : “ All students should have an opportunity to learn to use technology at school. – 96% agree” One of the teachers had this to say: Goldman, S. & Lucas, R. (2012) “I agree 175 percent, and I think that given the state of the 21st century and the rapid development of technology, that it is a major…issue of equality that all students from all different demographics have access to technology so that they will be prepared for the jobs and skills of the 21st century.” One of the other teachers had a similar viewpoint, and pointed out how the technology just is not available to his students: “I especially agree on that because of the school I teach at, which is a rural school, and there are a lot of students there that don’t have access to technology at home, and school’s the only place here they learn to use computers and…do stuff online”. An important aspect of technology would be the vast knowledge base that is so easily accessible due to so much information being on the internet. Clyde and Delohery (2005) in “Using Technology in Teaching” offers the facts that “larger portions of libraries’ acquisition budgets are being used to buy access to electronic resources. These resources are usually
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