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Positive and negative impacts of technology in the classroom

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Crystal Merrill

on 28 January 2013

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Enhance Learning Students are involved in social networking, which help develop skills of working with others Positive and negative impacts of technology in the classroom Crystal Merrill Many students have different types of learning styles, using different types of technology affects all learners It can take a few years until teachers can use technology effectively in core subject areas Technology leads to some disadvantages for students Students may become disengaged with activities that do not include technology The End Negative Effects Technological tools enhance teaching strategies Technology in classrooms has increased responsibilities for teachers Positive Effects Using technology in classrooms has several downsides The cost is too high,
or the reward
for making the change is
seen as inadequate Interactive whiteboards allow teachers and students to write on the touch screen. Teachers are able to access feedback quickly Using technology in the classroom
can allow teachers to effectively
organize and present lessons Technology in classrooms has both positive and negative effects It can be both a personal opinion and personal preference, but some schools will require teachers to use technology in the classroom Technology in classrooms helps students to have a variety of opportunities Students complete their schoolwork more quickly Scores can be given on the same day certain assignments are completed Papers and projects are more likely to have
up-to-date sources Students are better at juggling their school assignments and extracurricular activities Students are less likely to get frustrated by material they don't understand Multimedia presentations can make
the material more meaningful and engaging With lesson plans on the computer teachers are able to adjust and edit curriculum quickly Students use
technology tools to: Increase productivity Promote creativity Teachers need intensive training to learn how to use technology, and have continuous classes to stay updated Teachers may rely on technology to teach every lesson, and loose creativity and exciting ways to teach Administrators
sometimes fail to
budget enough funds for
technology Technology equipment requires extensive support structures so districts then have to take money away from basic expenditures
(Art, music, science labs, shops) Having students use technology for assignments or tests may make it easier for students to cheat Educational technology has potential to exclude those who may not have access to it, or may not be able to use it Learning becomes interactive and engaging.
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