Technology Is Taking Over The World ! Technology

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Did you know that there were 53,245 schools in the year 2005 that used computers (Dimauro table 252)? Of course this is an unbelievable fact, but at this rate technology is taking over the world! Technology in education has grown at a rapid pace over the years. Through these years many obstacles have been overcome, but many more still lay ahead. People today use technology on an everyday basis from the time they wake up to the time they go to sleep, but the question of whether technology is positive for the students is still an ongoing debate in today’s society. There are so many things to gain from integrating the use of technology into the classroom such as, having easy access and a broader range of resources for the students to use. Also, students are usually more engaged and stay on task when they are using technology, which would cause the teachers to have less behavior situations to deal with. The obstacles that the education system faces today are the safety of the students using the technology, the training of teachers in the use of technology, and the cost of integrating technology into the classrooms. Though technology in education has many negative effects they can easily be fixed ensuring that technology in education is a positive resource for students by taking measures to make sure appropriate funding is made and that it is effectively used. It has been argued in the article “We Can Get There From Here” by Art Wolinsky that “congress needs to fund online
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