Do you believe that the growth of technology in schools will be helpful or hurtful? Will children become too dependent on websites like Google to help with their work?
They may become dependent on Google for finding information, but the goal of education should not be to "put information into a student" so it can be parroted back, rather it should be to teach them how to find and use information.
Technology is here. It is not going away. It is an important tool, one that needs to be used along with critical thinking, analysis, exploration and experimentation.
I was briefly an education major and one of the required courses was educational technology, where we were taught various methods of how to incorporate technology in the classroom to enhance student learning.
Technology is a tool that can be helpful in the classroom if used effectively. Not to mention that as education has moved away from rote memorization, the idea of students becoming dependent on Googling information shouldn't really be as much of a concern for teachers as much as whether or not the students are able to apply that information.
Absolutely, and it has always been so. (Excellent answer.)
Students need to learn basics as well as new technology so they can understand how we got to where we are. Sometimes people in the new technology era fail to realize the significance of the giants upon whose shoulders they stand.
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