When trying to use technology into the classroom, many feel that if teachers create a Power Point, then they are using technology. However, even though this is a great starting point, the goal is to have the students need the technology in order to take learning to a higher level. Now people always say that the technology cannot replace what the teacher does in the classroom and that is true. However, technology can take a lesson and go in an entire new level by reaching through communication with experts, videos, collaborating with others, and many other ways. What if you give the students a problem and they need to find creative ways in order to solve that problem. Students will now need to look for ways to gain information so that they can effectively solve the problem. You as the teacher are now guiding the students towards the end result and letting them determine their own learning. Students are in an age now that if they need to know how to do something, they can go to Google and find multiple ways to solve it or go on YouTube and watch a video to solve the issue. As a teacher, if students can take control of their learning, you as the teacher can now take that foundation and go to the next level. With technology, the classroom does not have to be restricted by the four walls in your room.
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