Laptops, smartphones, and tablets have found their way in school. Questions raised on the influence and significance of technology in school is continually debated.
Technology in classes helps in implementing the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. The Act emphasises the importance of teachers ensuring that the education process is personalised (Fletcher, 2004, p. 1). Through the technology in class, students “have more involvement into how they learn,” (Bernard, 2017, p. 1 para 21). Also, from the various programs on the laptops and tablets, students are able to go through specific subjects they want to understand more.
The society expects that the classes are the epitome of learning possibility. The NCLB Act seeks to have students become acquainted with the advancements in technology (Fletcher, 2004, p. 1 para 1). The knowledge in technology is expected to be a source of inspiration for the students in realising their potential.
The incorporation of technology in learning institutions was as an unavoidable finality. The prevalence of technology devices among the students, aged between 5 to 24 years old, raised the chances of adopting technology in school (Vickers, 2017, p. 1 para4). Technology in the devices personalizes the learning process to suit the academic needs of individual students. Virtual learning has also introduced international classes among students and teachers. The students choose to listen to extra classes online to boost their academic understanding. The programs on these computers are used by teachers to provide tests to students, and for students to perform them freely. Access to information is also made easier with the use of technology, further making the learning process easy.
Computer programs developed for students provide an opportunity for students to relax while at the same time learn. Technology in education also allows students to monitor their success such as the monitoring of one’s results from the personalised tests. Amidst claims of ill influences related with technology, the success of the students associated with technology outweighs its negative attributes.
The use of technology in schools is beneficial to both students and teachers. Technology allows the students to personalize the learning process. For the teachers, they are able to monitor and assign tasks to students without much effort. Technology is also important in ensuring the all-inclusive NCLB Act.
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Fletcher, G. H. (2004). Integrating Technology throughout Education. Technological Horizons in Education, 32(3), 1. Retrieved from https://www.questia.com/library/journal/1G1-127058456/integrating-technology-throughout-education
Vickers, H. (2017). How technology will shape the future of education. Education Technology, 1. Retrieved from https://edtechnology.co.uk/Article/how-technology-will-shape-the-future-of-education