Efficiency in education depends on many factors. These factors range from the skill of the teachers, the ability or preparedness of the learners, and the tools available for learners and educators in each classroom. Several aspects demand attention in the quest for exploring the benefits and practicalities of the use of technology in educating youngsters. Among these considerations are possibilities in technological communication in education, student’s uses of technology, technology being used as a source for better learning, technology as a tool for better assessment practices and the safety of the students using technology as they learn.
As technology develops these issues will dominate more of the debates concerning the education of children and young adults. Already, school districts and universities are using interactive classroom tools as well as streaming capabilities for technology enhanced learning and instruction through the internet. Research is showing that this phenomenon is helping to integrate students in different demographical settings who have different learning styles. Technology also helps with pupil engagement. These are the reasons why I’ve built my comprehensive technology plan. Pedagogical factors of human development must be taken into consideration along with how technology can enhance human development.
My plan includes practical application of programs that have successfully integrated technology into educational programs. Most of it centers around using technology at each stage of education. The word stage does not apply to age group in this case. It applies to the process of a student’s development throughout the course of a year. For example, my plan will have teachers implement interactive lessons while using technology from the beginning of a course or school year. The objective in the implementation will be to acquaint students with the technology which will make them proficient at utilizing it. As they become more proficient at using the technology educational exercises using computers and other devices will become easier and less of a hassle than the traditional counter parts of the devices. Students are more engaged, teachers have an easier time, and the classroom experience is actually more enjoyable.
With technology teachers can better organize instructional plans and can teach with less clutter. Not only will teachers be able to organize more concisely but they will have more accessible tools for integrating elements of assessment. Beside record keeping and notes certain tools for assessment actual calculate values for pupil bodies and test or score intensive courses. Teachers will also have the ability to assess and grade themselves without having to use a complicated filing system or take up space with filing cabinets.
The biggest risk in technology intensive programs is the danger of giving children internet access. Predators abound and watch for the opportunity to take advantage of someone. There’s also the danger of children stumbling across racy or inappropriate material. As technology develops, so do the dangers in using it. However, innovators in internet security are making headway in the area personal and juvenile protection on the internet. Blocks and filters are used to identify problematic search words and hinder pulling them up. Also children using technology under a district or school system are hidden beneath multi-layered systems of protection.
As a mode of education technology is effective and efficient. Yet as the average students comes of age she should be well acquainted with the skills necessary to function in a progressively technology driven society. As technology develops schools and professors should take advantage of each leap and enhance the development of their students.