The technology in the classroom is to help students with there learning process and gives teachers a range of learning opportunities to work with wile creating lessons. Teachers are responsible for juggling the knowledge of there students and making sure that they have the insights of there learning progress. “This student-centered approach empowers students to build up their knowledge and enables them to think critically, work in teams and solve problems collectively. Students are always enthusiastic and demonstrate positive attitudes towards the student-centered learning environment”(Saomya, 2013). This shows that students are capable of building there knowledge on there own, but they just need the technical motivation to assist the way they understand things. For example power points because it help students become more engaged in there work and help them understand the lesson and material better. Interactive online assignments can help students learn things themselves, they can fix things that they made mistakes on, and be responsible for their own learning. Its a plus for students to work on group online assignments because it helps them to explore there topic and become social with other students in there group.
The students that attend classrooms that have the option of technology are able to work with many powerful tools that can assist them with there learning. The learning process that teachers use has been rapidly changing and the thought of students sitting in there seats and the teacher is just talking about the topic to them is now becoming strange because we have so many other ways to engage students in the learning process. The only problem is that its strange for teachers to think students can learn on there own because they are there to teach the students.
Technology is a helpful tool that helps teachers give the material students need so they can work on there assignment and attempt to teach themselves and also become motivated to learn. “When educators can design learning environments well enough, students will be able to learn mostly on their own. In an environment where the educator is respected for their expertise, and appreciated for their faith in the student’s abilities, they will be asked for their help, encouragement and clarification when the student needs it. In turn, the students are appreciated for their willingness to take responsibility, become involved, and do the work needed to succeed”(Paul, 2011). Students can do there best to get there work done on there own, but when they struggle they should always know they can ask the teacher anything because that’s what they are there for. A student uses 360lb of paper a year and by doing there work online they are able to cut down on paper usage. This is just one plus side for technology and for that there are still so many other reasons why it should be in all classrooms.
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