Take a look at these links provided and summarize the key facts about Technology being a Good or Bad step for having in a classroom.
Taking EDM 310 I can see that using technology can be a step in the direction on what the future holds. I also see that its not an option all teachers can use in teaching. I know as a parent of three students in the Mobile County Public School System its not something they can use everyday because its not available to every student.
Negative effects of using technology
Timothy Smithee states that the negative effects are the cost of providing these devices in each classroom is a very expensive process. Not only does it not just stop at buying the devices but you have to maintain the devices as well. He also show that it can be a distraction to some students with all the access to the games, emails, and on some devices text messaging that is available. I know that having extra distractions is a big deal with teachers in schools were students are allowed to bring their own devices to schools. Its hard to make sure that every student is using the device properly.
Negative Effects of Using Technology in Today's Classroom
This article by ulia Klaus shows that using technology can hinder some of the children's learning. Children from low income areas without access to devices will have little knowledge of the technology. This then will require the teacher to teach on the device instead of the subject at hand. They also point out that technology is overused and takes away the physical learning aspect. Having hands on learning is what many students need to really understand the subjects. Having three students in schools where they don't have computers and devices for every student technology is not an option they can use without having separate lessons going so they can take turns with the device.
Technology in the classroom good or bad?
In this Article Kellie Flaherty shares that not every student benefits from having technology in all school subjects. Each student learns differently. When you have a children with attention problems hands on learning is a way for them to focus there attention on the physical item that are in there hands. This is not an option when you hand a I pad to research and only have a picture to look at. You can also see that some students learn at a better pace with the technology and having he ability to research any topic and having the answers right then.
Technology in the Classroom: The Good and Bad When it comes to education technology, do the benefits outweigh the problems?
In this article Mr. Crowell points out that most children have used technology before entering school. Using technology in the classroom enhances the way students learn. This to me has a lot of truth to it. My children have learned so much with using their tablets and also having access to the computer and the educational games.