Wouldn’t it be great to use technology in your classroom! Wouldn’t it be fantastic to increase your intelligence, fluency and concentration! I reckon it would. Technology has yet to be fully introduced into classrooms as some schools can not get enough cash from the Government. Those schools will miss out on a dramatic increase in test scores, improved work ethics and in student behaviour by not allowing their students to get the benefits of technology in the classroom.
Who doesn’t want that?When textbook work is given out, I know that we often dread the long, repetitive, boring questions and do not co-operate.
Researchers are currently designing the “the classroom of the future” which uses multi-touch screens on table tops to encourage students to get involved with learning, how fun and educating would that be. The three-year project has been tested with four hundred students with ages ranging from eight to twelve in the U. S. Results have shown that students have increased in both fluency and flexibility in mathematics.
Multi-touched tables are controlled by the teacher and a smart board. The teacher is able to give out work virtually while students interact with the desks trying to solve the problems. This type of learning can help us collaborate as we would learn equally and together. This new technology may be great to use in some subjects but, we still need to learn writing skills that will be needed for later in our lives. Involvement with technology can increase concentration and the flow of creativity by showing the freedom with technology, just by the school allowing technology in the classroom.Organised and full of information lessons on the screen of your computer, may be the gateway into the future of education if society can accept it. Online lessons for schools and universities could help students who are finding their education starting to be out of reach. Bill Gates, the multi billionaire who formed Microsoft gave his vision in which students watched lessons online delivered by the brightest minds in the field. Online lessons could mean that you could watch in the comfort of your own homes, by yourselves with no one to disrupt you and by the best teachers in the entire world.However, you would have to supply their own Internet which can lead to costly Internet plans. Students then would have the ability to watch certain parts or the whole lesson again unlike where teachers in classrooms go over it once and expect you to know it. “The classroom of the future” here could be in front of your computer at a library, school or even at home. Why would we want spend most of our time in a dull classroom where you could be chilling at home still learning.Part of having lessons in “the classroom of the future” could mean that you could choose which teacher or learning environment that suits you best, such as a female student wanting a female as a teacher. The Gates Foundation, formed by Bill Gates again has invested heavily in education technology. A new project that the Gates Foundation is supporting is “inBloom”, a service that allows you to have tailored lessons with teachers. I think we can all relate that there is always one student that dominates the classroom discussions.With one-on-one learning the student is able to answer questions without being intimidated by the other students. This type of learning could lead to the increase of intelligence in a specific subject. Tailored education could lead to an influx of new occupation opportunities as new staff would be needed in cities and towns across the world. The cost of hiring teachers could be too much and schools may have no choice but to close down. This “classroom of the future” would allow students to achieve their maximum potential in specific subjects allowing a wider range job opportunities.Schools of today are slowly integrating technology into the classroom such as Smart boards and allowing computers to be used during lessons. This increase of technological advances in education is just the start of the new technological age. Schools not participating in using technology could risk some students not being able to fit in with other students who were taught with technology and therefore creating a divide between the normal and advanced students that used technology in the classroom. You don’t want to be the normal student, start using technology and you will succeed.