Technology in the American Classroom

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Technology has dramatically influenced our modern day culture in several ways; we now operate completely different compared to the past. In fact, it can be shown in many tasks that we very rarely complete a simple operation without the use of technology. For example, washing dishes, heating food, doing our homework, and even communication are all examples of how technology has evolved simple tasks. Even furthermore, technology has changed the way education has been taught and received in American classrooms. However, technology was not always so highly advanced in American schools. In fact, a classroom in the 1950’s had little to no technology; one would find blackboards, chalk, handouts, and quite possibly a film-strip projectors. However, even the “advancement” of a film-strip projector required much work, due to the fact that many teachers were obligated to travel great distances to retrieve a film-strip for the projector (Cuban, Larry). On the contrary, things have significantly changed in the 21st century American classroom. In fact, it would be quite common to see laptops, televisions, and other cutting-edge technology in a significant amount of public schools. Although, the evolution of technology within the classroom has created several conflicting ideas and opinions, technology is continuing to increase in classrooms every day. In fact, technology has drastically changed the American classroom since the 1950’s, thus shaping the way students learn and increasing
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