Technology in the Classroom Persuasive Essay by Writing Specialists

Technology in the Classroom
This paper discusses the role of technology within the classroom as an educational tool.
# 92668 | 5,550 words | 19 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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The paper presents case histories, successes and failures of the use of technology in the classroom. The paper contends that for many educators, technological advances will make the work of teachers and the education of students easier. Technological advances will allow teachers to adequately prepare their charges for the world which awaits them, emotionally, logically and technology-wise. The paper highlights that technology will never be able to replace teachers and we must remember that technological and media advances are simply tools for the teachers to use. The paper reveals that a study shows how students who are involved in media and technology programs are more excited about the educational process and tend to place greater emphasis on work quality.

Historical Perspective
Steps in the Integration of Technology into the Classroom
Application of the Theoretical to Daily Practice
Critical Appraisal
Literature on technology in the classroom
Teachers on the cutting edge
Financial Aspects of Technology in the Classroom

From the Paper:

"Today's teachers face even greater challenges than others in the history of their profession. Not only are professional teachers asked to do more with more students, more with psychopathology, more with students who have significantly dysfunctional family background, but teachers must also teach to a level of testing set by many who are non-educators while staying abreast of the latest in their fields. To some educators, it would seem that the addition of technology and the incorporation of technology and media into the classroom an impossible task."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bushman, J. (2003) Connected classrooms: the Clovis High Laptop Program: technology integration in the classroom remains an elusive goal at many schools. However, technology is here to stay, and we have an obligation to prepare students for their world. Educator, 6; 2, 318.
  • Instructional Technology and Media for Learning (8th Edition) (Prentice-Hall Career & Technology, 2005)
  • Kolvalchick, A., Hrabe, M. E., Julian, M. F., & Kinzie, M. B. (2003). Constructing ID case studies for use via the World Wide Web. In P. A. Ertmer and J. Quinn (Eds.), The ID casebook. (pp. 230-238). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
  • Alessi, S. M., & Trollip, S. R. (2001). Multimedia for learning: Methods and development (3rd Ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  • (2003, August 27). Study: Female gamers outnumber boys. Retrieved August 27, 2003, from games/08/27/games.women.reut/index.html.

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