To Whom it May Concern,
Technology is an essential part in any classroom. Today’s students are surrounded by technological devices everyday, whether they are in school or out of school. Digital devices such as laptops, tablets, SmartBoards, smartphones, etc. can be used to enhance the learning experience in the classroom. As teachers, it is our responsibility to ensure that students use technology safely and to its most productive potential.
In my classroom, students must first be aware of the dangers and risks of using technology. Not everything on the internet can be censored. They should be vigilant in using safe search websites. They should also know how important it is to keep their information private. Many children do not know how fast things can spread on the internet. They may also be unaware of how long something can stay on the internet. Once posted, it is nearly impossible to delete. Safety is the number one priority for students in the classroom.
Complete integration of technology into the classroom is inevitable. As 21st century learners, we can only advance further into the digital realm. There are a plethora of devices and software that can help facilitate learning effectively in the classroom. Teachers must consider which programs could best be used with each lesson plan. When choosing software ease of use, content, and student engagement should be brought into consideration.
Effective integration of technology is a great way to enhance the learning experience. However, students and teachers should be vigilant in how it is used in the classroom. Thy must be aware of the risks it may pose and how to best use it to its most effective degree. By following these points, technology can have a fun, effective place in the classroom.