Education and Technology

As teachers and or educators, we have one or more and often use a combination of technologies combined with much educational software to learn in and out of the classrooms, including computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Teachers use these technologies to present information to students. The students receive the information and learn through the same types of technology and on the same software. This will help students expand their understanding of cultural diversity by showing them through videos, live and recorded lectures, and interactive games.

Technology helps research, writing, and communication skills by allowing students to learn through their textbooks and lectures and hear the audible version through an mp3 file. Then, they can digest the information through an informative but fun cartoon through PowToon uploaded to YouTube.

 The teachers give work to students through software like google classroom, where the teacher can teach through things like google docs, slides, sites, sheets, Jam Boards, and at the same time teach the students how to use and do their work through the same google software. Google Meet allows the class to meet virtually instead of in the classroom. Today we call this a virtual meet. Teachers can put out a time and code to the class through things like Twitter to meet virtually.

Social media is an excellent place for a teacher to communicate information about education details to the class, their parents/guardians, and the rest of the public. For example, teachers can put out friendly homework reminders. In addition, students can reach out for help through social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

 Advanced technology, now just in its infancy, is slowly creeping into classrooms, technology like virtual reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), 3D printing, Cloud Computing, Multi-Touch LCD Screens, and Biometrics Eye-Tracking. As one can see, there are many ways of learning in today’s classroom that meets each student’s learning needs.

Technology is abundant in the classroom. Utilizing it allows for a beautiful tool to support the curriculum while enabling everyone regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, language, socioeconomic status, or lifestyle.

The truth is many technologists believe all jobs today will be taken over by computer programs and artificial intelligence. Jobs like doctors and surgeons could be completely gone in 10-years. Computer scientists and technologists predict teaching jobs could start going away in as little as three years, and all teaching jobs could come to an end as a human as a teacher as they are replaced by computer software and hardware by 2030. The best thing a teacher can do for now is learn all the newest and best technology you can now. No one really knows what will happen in the future, and there could be a technology we can’t even fathom being invented soon. 

With these many examples, this technology is just being born. Although it is only decades old, the technological evolution is just beginning in terms of how long people have been around.

This Article Will Explain how tech companies can use their resources to build a technologically based education system.

Sources:

Parkay, F. W. (2018). Becoming a Teacher Canadian Edition (5th ed.). Don Mills, Ontario: Pearson Canada.

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