Learning comes first and technology second, but the successful collaboration between education and technology is valuable to your class. So what is the significance of technology in the classroom? Many schools may boast about their new sparkly electronics. It could be an iPad, a chromebook, or a laptop. But what are they doing with the technology?
Technology integration is the use of technology resources — computers, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, digital cameras, social media platforms, the Internet, etc. — in your daily classroom practices, and in the management of a school. And students are often more actively engaged in projects when technology tools are a seamless part of the learning process.
How can you use technology efficiently and in compelling ways in the classroom?
Many teachers may go into it thinking that things will improve because of these sparkly new electronics without including personal development and training. Technology won’t make you a more qualified teacher. Technology can make a good teacher better, but there is no technology solution to make a poor teacher anything but poor. Worse still, technology can make a poor teacher worse because of the possibility for a loss of control.
You can put learning first and make the learning more powerful by using education technology. There is more to it than just purchasing new shiny things. The best things in life aren’t for sale. The best things in life must continuously be worked for, and successful education technology is not exempt
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