New Technology in the Classroom Are New Technologies Effective in the Classroom | ITTT TEFL BLOG
Recently there was a debate on whether technology should be used in the classroom. It intern created these questions; is it profitable in the long run? Is it worth the money for parents? Are we as educators feeding into the technology movement? Breslin, McKeown, & Groves (2012), states “technology refers to methods, systems, and devices which are the result of scientific knowledge being used for practical purposes.”
It is important to note that some students are already interested in and engaged in using technology. Mareco (2017), pointed out “Technology is entwined in almost every part of our culture. It affects how we live, work and plays and most importantly learn.” As a result, it creates opportunities for teachers and schools to benefit from teaching and allowing students to learning more effectively. (Savvidis, 2016) New technologies in the classroom are highly effective when it comes to learning, however, too much reliance can take away the human aspect of information diaspora.
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