While some teachers may wince at the thought of incorporating technology in the classroom, I welcome any chance to use technology when it comes to benefiting the children. In many classrooms today, technology utilized is what children are to at home. For example, iPads and computers. Children are growing up in a world full of technology gadgets. I believe the more teachers study them, the more schools can use them to their advantage.Technology is not a bad thing. However, it can be if used inappropriately. Moreover, since most students have these gadgets at home, apps are universal. If you are using a free app in the play store or app store, parents can download the same app for extra practice at home. They can also download fun, free educational games. Kids love games, right? Technology is a good way to keep children engaged and eager to learn.
Electronic classrooms are becoming more popular day-by-day. Colleges are already using this method and I believe that it could also benefit high school and elementary students, as well. E-classrooms can provide information for parents to work on at home with younger students. Electronic classrooms create new opportunities in teaching and learning by integrating computer, multimedia, audio-visual, and network technologies. These classrooms are equipped with ceiling-mounted video projectors, sound systems, computers, VCR/DVD combo units or Blu-ray players, and document cameras. An electronic classroom can also be an online class. For example, if you have ever taken an online class and used blackboard, that is an example of an e-classroom. Check out the "e-classroom course" to see what a planned course looks like.
Technology integration is something that every teacher would love to achieve. However, teachers must find a need; a purpose, for the technology of their choice. In today's time, children can operate an iPad by the age of two. It sounds insane, right? But, it is true. Teachers need to integrate technology as much as they can when they see fit, in order to keep students engaged. There are many BYOD options to assist teachers and students. Technology is the key to our future and success, but just like every key, it will not fit in just any lock.