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Borlongan, Aldrich P.

11/11/19
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THE IMPORTANCE OF INCORPORATING replay activities, while experimenting with


TECHNOLOGY INTO STUDENT EDUCATION variations.
FROM AN EARLY AGE
Technology Facilitates Communication – With
May 18, 2017 Peers and Parents

In today’s world, children seem to be practically Research has shown that using technology can
born with an electronic device in their hand. But is increase communications within the classroom and
it really appropriate to push children to electronic from classroom to home. Project-based learning is
devices at such an early age? Are parents and facilitated by technology and students are able to
schools replacing one-to-one communication and collaborate, review and add to learning
teaching with a computer, iPad or cell phone? opportunities using programs like Google docs,
Wikis, and learning management software.
Research shows that students prefer to work in
Most experts agree that children under the age of groups on the computer, seeking help from each
three do not need to be punching the keyboard or other instead of the teacher. They engage in high
clicking the mouse. However, research points to the levels of spoken communication and cooperation
positive effects of technology in children’s learning using the computer. They are also able to conduct
and development, both cognitive and social. Once a peer tutoring and peer mentoring using
child turns three, they evolve into a new stage of technology. Technology also improves two-way
development. One that includes concrete learners communication from school to home. Parents can
interested in speaking, writing, drawing and more easily be kept informed about what is going
numbers. These young ones are also active and on in the classroom, students can share projects
mobile, needing frequent changes and physical with parents, and parents can have input into what
experiences. Technology use in the classroom can is happening at school.
meet the needs of these developmental changes, Technology Enhances Individual Learning and
especially exploration, changing styles of play and Growth
working at their own pace. At this age, and as they
grow into adolescents, students also exhibit a Students learn in many different ways and in
variety of different learning styles. Appropriate use different time frames. Technology can provide
of technology can individualize and enrich the differentiation in the classroom, giving all students
lessons, giving every student what they need to the opportunity for success by allowing them to
succeed. work through projects or concepts at their own
pace. Technology can give help to disabled students
or students with learning disabilities And it can
Technology Engages Students and Creates also easily enrich the advanced student.
Motivated Learners Technology Brings The World Into The
Using technology in the classroom can help turn the Classroom
mundane into marvelous. The sounds and graphics The use of the Internet brings a whole new world
of computers gain children’s attention. That math of educational resources and teaching aides into
concept that you cannot seem to understand, can the classroom. Movies, film clips, museums,
turn interesting and clear when combined with a primary source documents, and so much more are
software game. The history project of America’s now available with the click of a button and all of
founding can come alive when students search for the sound, color and real-life experiences come
and find primary source documents from that time. streaming into the classroom. These resources can
Technology can make students active participants be used to enhance the teaching of standards, to
in the learning, engaging in problem solving, provide an alternative teaching strategy for a
mastery learning and conversation. They have the struggling learner, and to enrich the educational
control to make things happen and can play and development of more advanced students.
 Technology is utilized to facilitate
collaboration across subject areas and
Through “kid-friendly” networks, young children
classrooms
can also more easily collaborate with other
 Software is used to extend the curriculum,
classrooms from around the world, sharing
offering exploration and additional
different cultural and environmental experiences.
learning opportunities of concepts and
The Internet facilitates direct communication and
subjects
promotes social interactions previously limited by
 Teachers are professionally trained in
the physical location of students.
integrating technology into the curriculum
Technology Teaches Real-World Skills for teaching, enrichment and
differentiation
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computers as they get older. In addition to these
computer skills, students can gain information
about how to use the internet safely and effectively
in a controlled environment. By learning to use
technology in the classroom at a young age,
children are developing the skills and knowledge
that is essential in today’s world.

Technology Teaches Real-World Skills

Technology is an integral part of how we work and


live. Teaching students how to use technology to
learn, research, collaborate, and solve problems
from an early age will better prepare them for their
careers. It can also help reduce the fear of new
technology in the future by familiarizing them with
the discovery process for each new tool. The more
familiar we can make computers for our youngest
learners, the easier time they will have using
computers as they get older. In addition to these
computer skills, students can gain information
about how to use the internet safely and effectively
in a controlled environment. By learning to use
technology in the classroom at a young age,
children are developing the skills and knowledge
that is essential in today’s world.

 Computers are located in the classrooms;


rather than only in a computer lab
 Software is chosen to enhance curriculum
content, not just as stand alone “learning
games”