English and Literature
Submitted By quizromer
Essay 3: Cause and Effect
April 5, 2015
As we advance further into the 21st century, technology is becoming more and more integrated into our society. Smart-phones are now ordinary, tablets are replacing or substituting for computers and laptops, and social media has become second nature. It can keep students focused for longer periods of time,makes students more excited to learn,enables students to learn at their own pace, and prepares students for the future.
The use of computers to look up information/data is a tremendous time saver, especially when used to access a comprehensive resource like the Internet to conduct research. This time-saving aspect can keep students focused on a project much longer than they would with books and paper resources, and it helps them develop better learning through exploration and research.
When technology is joined into school lessons, learners are more likely to be interested in, focused on, and excited about the subjects they are studying. Subjects that might be uninteresting for some, such as math and science can be much more engaging with virtual lessons, tutoring, and the streaming of educational videos.
With the combination of technology, students are able to get direct, individualized instruction from the computer. This form of supplemental teaching allows them to engage with the information at times that are most convenient for them and helps them become more self-directed in the learning process. It also gives the teacher more time to accomplish classroom objectives, while freeing them up to help the students who might be struggling with certain lessons.
By learning to use technology in the classroom, both teachers and students will develop skills essential for the 21st century. But more than that, students will learn the critical thinking and workplace skills they will need to be…...