The Impact Of Technology On The Classroom

2298 WordsNov 18, 201610 Pages
The topic for this paper is technology in the classroom. Per the Merriam-Webster dictionary, technology is defined as “a manner of accomplishing a task especially using technical processes, methods, or knowledge.”. Technology in the classroom started way back in the early 1980’s. Classrooms are changing every day, with the never-ending improvements of technology. Technology today is playing a large role in students’ lives, from the elementary rooms, to full computer labs. Technology hasn’t always been the technology we think of today. When thinking of the technology that was in the classroom in the 1900s it was chalkboards, pencils, and projectors called the Magic Lantern. In the article titled “The Evolution of Technology in the Classroom” by Purdue University “Technology has always been at the forefront of human education.” Advancements in technology show that students want tools to help them learn in a more advanced way. Computers have been around since the 1930’s. When the first everyday use computer came out in the early 80’s, it weighed 24 pounds. A weird fact is that Times named the first computer “Man of the Year”. The major producer in computers and the maker of iPad came out with their first computer in 1984, which was called the PowerBook. In 1993, the National Science Foundation let anyone use internet for commercial use. A statistic from Purdue.edu, 83 percent of college students have a laptop. In 2009, 97 percent at least had one computer, but in 1981 there
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