Technology Changes the Classrooms


Projectors are a thing of the past; smart boards and new technologies have taken over from the ways of old fashioned media. Some for the better, some for the worst.

Multiple teachers have made the technology more than tools. Students often have to watch online lectures or complete online assignments. Technology, however, can be problematic and difficult to access for some, making that side of technology in classrooms difficult.20160218_100235

Chromebooks are becoming more accessible, giving students more potential to complete online assignments and presentations. Powerpoint has drastically changed displaying assignments, making poster boards a thing of the past.  

Cell phones can sometimes be used in classes with internet access; however, some students without them are left to use a computer or look over a friend’s phone.

All teachers have different policies on technology use in their classrooms. Some teachers can’t stand seeing phones in the classroom and instantly confiscate them, while others allow students to use them for personal or academic reasons as long as they are paying attention.

Typing classes are available at some middle schools which can be a good skill to have for work in high school and college such as papers and essays.

Access to the internet does have many beneficial sides, but it also gives more opportunities for easy cheating. Programs have been developed to help catch this, however the opportunity is still present.

Technology has created a new world and new opportunities for the classroom both good and bad. Technology is always advancing, so what will the classroom look like in five years, 10 years or 20 years?

Technology is advancing rapidly in the classroom, making more time for smart boards, laptops and more, while slowly decreasing the paper and pencils used. This addition to the classroom shows evident pros and cons to the use of technology in the classroom.

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