The Powerful Impact of Technology on Education
Technology has become much more common in the past few years in education. It has also been a blessing to some teachers; giving them more time and helping them find a unique new way to teach their students. Computers can be found in almost every single classroom and children as young as 4 years old have been taught the basic skills on the computer. Funding and new programs for computer teaching have come a long way. In the next few years, hopefully every child will have access to learning all sorts of new concepts on the computer.
Several new institutes have arisen that focus on improving technology used for educational purposes. The Institute for Computer Based Learning uses technology for higher education. Learning experts and computer experts work together daily on finding new systems to put in the schools. Their main goal is to help the children learn and have fun at the same time on the computer with specific programs. Flexible learning is a key research theme for the Institute. They have worked to further develop the understanding of task-based learning environments and telematics-based learning. These programs have a large impact of how technology in education will further in the future.
Funding for technology has come a long way. In 1999 Congress approved a plan to use $689 towards educational technology programs. Different organizations have come out that use turned in receipts from local grocery stores towards getting new computers for the schools. Others organizations are raising money to buy new computers for the schools. Other organizations are raising money to be new computers and software for schools that cannot afford it. More and more organizations are realizing how important technology is for our young children. If young kids have the
Ability to work with computers, they will feel proud that they can achieve so much all on their own.
Computers are used in almost every job that people work in this day and age. Basic skills are necessary in order to survive in the job market. If we do not give our children these basic skills, we are pulling them back. When they are young, children learn much more quickly and take things in much more easily. Many schools today are now requiring that children take particular classes and have certain skills in order to pass on to another grade. These requirements assure us that the students have been given an opportunity to achieve whatever goals they are striving towards.
Technology has given teachers and administrators a way of making sure that females and males receive equal opportunities. Research has also found that girls and boys are using the technology differently and are much more interested in different aspects of computers. Girls are most interested in furthering their typing skills and using the computer for basic things such as typing papers and writing e-mails. Boys, on the other hand, enjoy working on the Internet,...