Technology has already changed the world, including the way we learn and teach. When used correctly, classroom technology can have a supremely positive impact on student outcomes at every grade level. Integrating technology into the classroom not only helps prepare students for the elaborate and technologically-connected world they will face going forward, but it can also help simplify complex ideas that might otherwise be a struggle to learn (and a struggle to teach) with textbooks and a chalkboard.
What kinds of technology can you introduce into your classroom? There are PCs and laptops of course, but teachers and students alike can also benefit from newer technology like tablets, e-readers, and Smart Boards. This video breaks down some of the interesting facts about technology in the modern classroom and explains some of the ways educators make use of technology.
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NARRATOR: The growing numbers of technology in the classroom. Education professionals know that, like every other aspect of modern life, digital technology has transformed education. Those interested in an advanced placement degree in learning design and technology may already know that 92% of teachers say the internet is the go-to place to find content and resources. But how else is technology shaping the classroom?
According to the PBS Learning Media survey of K through 12th grade teachers, nearly half of teachers use technology to build online lesson plans and 45% say they use it to provide students access to web-based educational games. Nearly just as many teachers, 43%, say they employ online video games, images, and articles in their work, while 65% say they rely on technology for class demonstrations. 90% of classrooms across the country have at least one PC or laptop within the classroom, and 60% of teachers use smart boards or smart technology, while one third say they make use of tablets or e-readers within their classrooms.
Today's digital overload has made teaching even more challenging. The majority of educators report that students are more easily distracted and have decreased attention spans. It is essential that educators stay up to date on digital trends and tools, as well as the role technology plays in the lives of their students. Having a deep understanding of technology and knowing how to best incorporate it into teaching are requirements for educators seeking to excel in their profession. How can the online Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology program at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota help you make a difference in the classroom? Learn more by visiting our website.
Saint Mary’s online Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology will help you stay ahead of the curve and become an expert in integrating technology into the classroom. To learn more about the program, call 877-308-9954 or request more information. Also download our free eBook to learn more about the latest education technology.