Technology in the Schools

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According to a PBS Learning Media national survey that took place in 2013, 7 in 10 K-12 teachers stated that educational technology allows them to do much more than they ever could do for the education of their students. (Melissa Mills) But are their opinions supported by facts? Modern technology hasn’t always been a mainstay in the classroom, but in recent decades our education system has been reforming to rely more heavily on technology to create a better learning environment for all students. This recent reformation of teaching styles and addition of tools has been studied very thoroughly in recent years, and there are several different conclusions that people have drawn about the benefits and drawbacks of making technology a major aspect of the modern classroom. Some studies seem to prove that technology in the classroom allows for students to get more engaged in their learning, while other studies show that technology is distracting students and hindering their ability to learn. These discrepancies in results in the studies have led to a strong willed debate that has been going on for a long time now in the private and public education system. In 2011, The New York Times did a major article on the subject of technology in the classroom. They studied classrooms from all around the nation to get evidence for their article. One teacher that they interviewed was Ms. Furman, a teacher at Aprende Middle School. Ms. Furman told them a story about how computers were not
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