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In today’s world there is technology everywhere you look. As new advances develop we adapt to them and are trained how to use the new technology. For some of us this adaptation is relatively easy, but for some in can seem overwhelming.

After reading this article it got me thinking about the new generations that are born into this new technology. If this generation is born into it what adapting will they have and how will their learning differ.

Being a first year teacher I was unsure what to expect when it came to what technology I would use in my lesson. This is the first year our school has a one to one program. What this means is for every student there is an apple device IPod, Ipad, or laptop. I was shocked when I found this out about the school and also a little nervous about how this would affect my teaching.

In the article it compares the difference in teaching with and without technology. After teaching a few lessons with and without technology I was shocked to see the difference. In the classes that had the technology they were quick to respond, engaged, and even the students that didn’t like PE were participating. In the class that technology was not used students seem to get bored and lose interest in the lesson. I was shocked, it was like night and day. When the article talks about students losing interest in traditional lessons I agree a hundred percent.

Technology is changing everyday and so is student’s ability to learn. I believe this is an outstanding thing. This allows us as teachers to engage students in ways we never have imagined. This new technology will help us stay current and grow in our own development. Most of all I believe this new technology will give educators the resources to ensure that all children have the opportunity to succeed to their fullest potential and that’s what really matter.


 


Alan King
05/16/2013 9:47pm

I agree that technology is everywhere. While there is a lot to gain from instant access to knowledge, I also view it as a distraction. For example, as I am writing this my wife is on her ipad, the TV is on, and I'm watching race videos from around the world. Is this a cause for ADD/ADHD?

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Arthur Berlanga
05/24/2013 11:10am

First, the picture of the two piece suit baby in front of a laptop is funny, yet very accurate. I agree with you on many levels. For example, you stated that, "it got me thinking about the new generations that are born into this new technology. If this generation is born into it what adapting will they have and how will their learning differ." This generation is raised into this advanced and fast developing technological world. Therefore, we can't really blame the young people for being glued to their phone or any other piece of technology for that matter. It is the new wave and generation; even our education is headed in this direction as well to keep up and connect. Technology is constantly being used in the classroom. You mentioned some valid points here. I look forward to future posts.

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