Technology in the Elementary Classroom Analytical Essay by Nicky

This paper discusses the definition of technological solutions which are significantly increasing the effectiveness of teaching.
# 146261 | 1,378 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2010 | US

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In this article, the writer analyzes how technologies can better serve elementary schools students, increasing the efficiency and long-term retention of knowledge gained. The writer discusses that the experiential nature of integrating technologies into teaching supplants and creates long-term retention of key concepts and simplifies complex concepts. The writer maintains that technologies have proven to add significant value to the long-term retention of students, specifically when interactivity is included as part of the teaching strategy. The writer maintains that technology is not the panacea, but the interaction and collaboration it enables is. The writer concludes that the reliance on scaffolding strategies both in small groups and individually, when combined with technologies, shows significant potential to re-order the productivity of teaching elementary school students.

Innovation in Teaching Begins At the Process Level
Objectives of Innovation
Presentation Technologies Critical

From the Paper:

"The problem today however are that the majority of technologies are designed to only support one-to-many teaching strategies, lack the ability to customize them for one-on-one and one-to-few learning strategies, and are inflexible in supporting new media including interactive websites for students to gain mastery of abstract skills. As a result, scaffolding and individualized learning strategies are often not as effective as they potentially could be, and students end up missing out on the potential to fully grasp and use concepts in future learning. Schools that have adopted these combined approaches of scaffolding both at the individual and group levels in conjunction with a strong focus on using technologies to create learning strategies that align with the unmet needs of students see significant performance gains overall. To fully appreciate how these technologies can significantly increase the levels of performance students can attain, it is also important to look at the specific objectives schools rely on for integrate these technologies into their learning strategies as well. The following are the key objectives of innovation that are commonly relied on when schools migrate into using technologies over purely didactic methods to communicate."

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