Technology is in, Chalkboards are out!
by hplym1 on February 22, 2014 - 2:39pm
This article focuses on how although the education system is changing quickly and making rapid switches from paper to portable devices in efforts to focus on individual-based style learning, it is important to remember that the one thing in education that hasn’t changed is the teachers wanting to help each child individually. As time has gone on the best way to do this is by using technology because the technology can cater to every child’s needs. If the technology helps the children who are excelling then the teachers are now able to help the children who are struggling. By using this method and style of teaching every child is now able to get out what they need from their education and now it is more difficult to leave a child behind. This being said, educators are also now starting to focus more on 100% online education for grades K-12. This is a very real and new advancement in education. With education going in this direction children are able to get exactly what they need without having to step foot in a classroom. But with technology advancing teachers and students are able to teach and learn more. For example a school in Texas had 56 ninth graders learning mandarin Chinese which means that children and adults are going to be not only bilingual but trilingual.
I found this article to be interesting because wanting to be a future educator I feel that it is important to fully understand what I am getting myself into. This being said I find that being a young person in college I have already started experiencing online education and I think this will help me in the future because I already have a grasp for it. I also find it comforting to know that there are ways in which students can be helped and not all of the ways require technology-only methods, the fact that technology can help the students who excel to the teachers can focus on those who struggle is a huge game changer in the educational world.