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"TECHNOLOGY in Education" -Mythbusters

zyrakate
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7/11/2017 6:28:39 AM
Posted: 9 months ago
Ever since smartphone came, there have been a technology revolution in all the fields. Education is one of the most influenced by technology, there are both pros & cons when this happened.
Let's me help you crack those Myths going around technology in education.

Myth 1: Technology will replace teachers

This is probably the most common one that we hear on a day to day basis, and it is believed to be the most detrimental to the progress of education technology. There is concrete evidence that shows that human contact is indeed fundamental for the intellectual, psychological, and emotional development of students. There is also evidence that shows how traditional teaching methodologies can be improved significantly by the integration of technology. The solution? The blended model. This is the model where we don"t replace the teacher, but instead provide them with tools to better their methods and thereby better learning outcomes for their students. Blended learning is what we believe will win out as things move forward.

Myth 2: Technology will create more work for teachers


Having previously worked with educational hardware in the form of tablets designed for use within the classroom, I"ve had first hand experience with this one. Yes, there is a learning curve when integrating technology into the classroom. And yes, this requires some training for those who are not necessarily up to speed with the latest and greatest tech. That being said, if it creates more work, the product itself is at fault. Technology is supposed to facilitate our lives, not make it more complex. The solutions that are truly innovative and work as they are supposed to are intended to make educators lives easier, giving them more time to spend with their family, watching Netflix, generally chilling, etc. and less time doing mundane work like hand-grading tests with a rubric.

Myth 3: Technology will create lazy students

Sure, Wall-E did not paint the most positive picture of where technology will lead us. That being said, there is a reason my 1-year old cousin who can"t even walk is able to memorize the password for my cell phone and open up her favorite app. Technology is inherently engaging. Kids, adults, every person is drawn to it. When it comes to education technology, if the application/software is designed to engage, it will actually increase mental activity and encourage students to continuously engage and learn more. Sure, using a calculator is not necessarily as challenging as doing multiplication in your head, but the ability to do certain tasks effortlessly opens the door for students to explore more complex problems and learn problem solving in general. This is what I believe the true power of technology is.
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thepolar
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7/22/2017 3:28:53 PM
Posted: 9 months ago
At 7/11/2017 6:28:39 AM, zyrakate wrote:
Ever since smartphone came, there have been a technology revolution in all the fields. Education is one of the most influenced by technology, there are both pros & cons when this happened.
Let's me help you crack those Myths going around technology in education.

Myth 1: Technology will replace teachers

This is probably the most common one that we hear on a day to day basis, and it is believed to be the most detrimental to the progress of education technology. There is concrete evidence that shows that human contact is indeed fundamental for the intellectual, psychological, and emotional development of students. There is also evidence that shows how traditional teaching methodologies can be improved significantly by the integration of technology. The solution? The blended model. This is the model where we don"t replace the teacher, but instead provide them with tools to better their methods and thereby better learning outcomes for their students. Blended learning is what we believe will win out as things move forward.

Learning on online platforms, through the use of technology, enables students to learn more efficiently. Possibilities brought about by online learning include curriculums catered to students' needs and abilities, a clear evaluation of a students' weaknesses and strengths, easy integration of different mediums to facilitate students' learning, as well as immediate/quicker responses and feedback for completed assignments.

Without the need for children to report to schools for their education, things required include only (after the initial development of the platform) staff to aid in website maintenance and facilitate discussions, greatly reducing the amount of resources needed for education.

While human contact may be fundamental for the intellectual, psychological and emotional development of students, this effect is more strongly experienced in the preschool stages, and diminishes as children grow older, to the point where it can be replaced by feedback and discussions that can be done through forums or groups online. As such, alongside the benefits of utilising technology for learning, teachers may in fact be replaced by technology in the near future.
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7/24/2017 10:11:51 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 7/22/2017 3:28:53 PM, thepolar wrote:
At 7/11/2017 6:28:39 AM, zyrakate wrote:
Ever since smartphone came, there have been a technology revolution in all the fields. Education is one of the most influenced by technology, there are both pros & cons when this happened.
Let's me help you crack those Myths going around technology in education.

Myth 1: Technology will replace teachers

This is probably the most common one that we hear on a day to day basis, and it is believed to be the most detrimental to the progress of education technology. There is concrete evidence that shows that human contact is indeed fundamental for the intellectual, psychological, and emotional development of students. There is also evidence that shows how traditional teaching methodologies can be improved significantly by the integration of technology. The solution? The blended model. This is the model where we don"t replace the teacher, but instead provide them with tools to better their methods and thereby better learning outcomes for their students. Blended learning is what we believe will win out as things move forward.

Learning on online platforms, through the use of technology, enables students to learn more efficiently. Possibilities brought about by online learning include curriculums catered to students' needs and abilities, a clear evaluation of a students' weaknesses and strengths, easy integration of different mediums to facilitate students' learning, as well as immediate/quicker responses and feedback for completed assignments.

Without the need for children to report to schools for their education, things required include only (after the initial development of the platform) staff to aid in website maintenance and facilitate discussions, greatly reducing the amount of resources needed for education.

While human contact may be fundamental for the intellectual, psychological and emotional development of students, this effect is more strongly experienced in the preschool stages, and diminishes as children grow older, to the point where it can be replaced by feedback and discussions that can be done through forums or groups online. As such, alongside the benefits of utilising technology for learning, teachers may in fact be replaced by technology in the near future.

Thank you for your valuable interpretation ! Indeed, kids require an essential human touch, but this diminishes as they grow older. Also, rightly said that technology might take over further in the education system in the future.
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DavidMishra
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8/18/2017 10:40:50 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
Technology now has been a very important aspect of eduction of the new generation kids. When they want to know something new they will just Google it, if they want demonstration of something they can switch over to YouTube. So much knowledge is now being shared online that there is no scarcity of resources anymore. They now can download useful paid mobile apps from Tutuapp https://tutu-app.com... for free of cost.
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8/19/2017 11:45:23 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 8/18/2017 10:40:50 PM, DavidMishra wrote:
Technology now has been a very important aspect of eduction of the new generation kids.

Technology is a tool not a replacement teacher. Simply tapping away on keys is useless without guidance and knowledge. to explain what to learn.
rajesh999
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11/20/2017 4:47:55 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
Hello ,
Technology now has been a vital part of the education of the new age kids.When they need to know something new they will simply Google it even everybody does this and if they want to watch the actual process or want to go in deep then they can watch video on YouTube.
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12/7/2017 7:33:39 AM
Posted: 4 months ago
If technology can limit certain areas of the internet so as to make students' studies more education-oriented, technology can indeed be a great studying tool for students.

However, when it comes to writing, it is better to write on pieces of paper as it can train their muscle memory.
brianrocknj
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12/21/2017 5:07:41 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 7/11/2017 6:28:39 AM, zyrakate wrote:
Myth 1: Technology will replace teachers

This is probably the most common one that we hear on a day to day basis, and it is believed to be the most detrimental to the progress of education technology. There is concrete evidence that shows that human contact is indeed fundamental for the intellectual, psychological, and emotional development of students. There is also evidence that shows how traditional teaching methodologies can be improved significantly by the integration of technology. The solution? The blended model. This is the model where we don"t replace the teacher, but instead provide them with tools to better their methods and thereby better learning outcomes for their students. Blended learning is what we believe will win out as things move forward.

While there are people who want to use technology to replace teachers because it's cheaper, it's not better. Technology is a great tool, and it can be used by a highly motivated student to learn something. But there-in lies its downfall and the need for teachers. Teachers are still necessary to a) inspire those students to investigate things and b) work especially hard with students who have low motivation. If technology were so great at teaching, students wouldn't struggle so much with online courses. But from experience I can tell you that students with low motivation and weak skills will often struggle and fail to complete online courses on their own.

There is a lot of potential for technology to help teachers do a better job, though. I teach social studies and civics.

One of my favorite high tech tools is the ReDistricting Game (http://civiceducator.org... ). It is an amazing tool for teaching gerrymandering and letting students play around with drawing Congressional districts. No matter how hard I try to explain the concept, I can't make it real in the way that the game can.

Another one of my favorite tools is CNN 10 (http://civiceducator.org... ). It's a short video of news for students produced each day by CNN 10. You can subscribe to it in iTunes and automatically download it or stream it over the Internet. I appreciate reading a good newspaper from time to time, but the video - with pictures, music, and graphics - is just so much more engaging for students.