The Relationship of Education and Technology
Today's society seems to be relying more and more on technology. Computers are being placed in almost every machine placed on the market today. That brings to our attention that in the future things aren't going to change. Technology will increase as jobs may decrease and as the need for people with degrees in Computer Science and Engineering become most valuable to the labor industry. With all of this technology booming going on, where does education go in the middle of all of this? Does technology hold a position in education? Better yet, does education hold a position in all of this technology? I will answer these questions and more in following pages.
The need for better education has been increasing significantly over many years now. Educators are not just being told to teach reading, writing, or arithmetic anymore. They are instructed to teach all of these things but with use of technology. With all of the technology coming out these days students are in need of the hi-tech knowledge. Making some educators go back to learn about the top technology in their fields. This bringing one of the first reasons that technology in education has its good and bad points. First, making educators go back to school time and time again only makes educators? jobs more difficult. There is more expected of them. On the positive side having educators go back to school and learn about the best technology increases the students? chances in having the best education that they could possibly have.
Another point is the fact that technology is taking over. More and more educational tools are being created to increase students? learning abilities. Not only will these tools increase students? knowledge but it will increase their thirst for knowledge. By creating educational tools that are based on different learning abilities students will have their choice of which type of learning tool they would learn best from. The only down point to this would be the cost of these tools and also the chance of these tools taking over the position that teachers hold. Where technology is increasing educators must stay on top of the newest technology everywhere. If a teacher is not up-to-date then there is no need for that teacher to be there.
Some of these tools that are used for education are very helpful. Such as the educational toys from LeapFrog Inc. LeapFrog?s toys are created for all ages of students and made for all learning types. For the earliest age of the first few critical months to the age of 18. They offer tools for spelling, math, reading, geography, ABC?s, numbers, etc. Children are taught to love learning. To have that thirst for knowledge through different toys and tools. Unfortunately some of these tools are at a considerable amount to pay for.
Other tools that are used in the classroom are computers, T.V.s, VCRs, DVD players, and many other machines. These many...