Top 10 Reasons to Use Technology in Education: iPad, Tablet, Computer, Listening Centers

Top 10 Reasons to Use Technology in Education: iPad, Tablet, Computer, Listening Centers



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While there are some nay-sayers who bring up some negative effects of technology on education in the classrooms, mainly budgetary reasons, using new technologies is the future of the education system.
The following reasons should silence the nay-sayer and help them heed the wisdom from Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach,
“Teachers will not be replaced by technology, but teachers who don’t use technology will be replaced by those who do.”.

Teachers are finding that using different classroom technologies like tablet computers, digital video, iPods, and video games are great tools for helping students learn.

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1. Students love it. Students love using new technologies in the classroom. Whether it be the “cool” factor or just a genuine interest in new technology, it allows teachers to vary activities of the day and engage students. There is no commandment for education that says,
“THOU SHALT NOT HAVE FUN”
Students spend hours using technology like computers and television when they get home from school–why not engage them through their favorite mediums?
2. It engages the Four Key Components to Learning. Click on the link to read how technology in education (specifically the iPod School Listening Center) engages the 4 key components to learning.
3. Professional Development. Using new technologies allow students to learn another skill set that will help them in the marketplace. How many jobs need basic computing skills let alone advanced computing skills? Any time a teacher can encourage students to learn through technology, they kill two birds with one stone.
The tech industry is only getting bigger–encourage your students to know and understand technology so they can be the tech leaders of the future!
With the power of the internet, knowing how to use a simple piece of technology can turn an aspiring singer into Justin Bieber (whose mom uploaded videos of him singing which led to his fame) and a hilarious prankster into YouTube Star EdBassmaster, who recently used an AmpliVox Sound Cruiser PA System in a video (that is approaching 1,000,000 views!). EdBassMaster “Look at This” Video with Sound Cruiser
4. Makes Life Easier for Teachers. Teachers have to juggle a variety of tasks outside of teaching including planning lessons, grading, meeting with parents, and some administrative work. Why not help yourself out and put objective tests online so that students can instantly see their grades instead of spending valuable time grading?

5. It Improves Test Scores. A benefit of engaging students through technology and media is allowing them to work at their own pace and not be held back by students who learn at a slower rate. This can allow gifted students to progress several grades ahead of their peers over the course of a year. Another proof of improved test scores comes from reaching different learning styles through the use of technology. The use of electronic drilling in education can help students learn quickly and provide incentives like games for them to keep progressing. Nobody does this better than Khan Academy.
6. Helps Students with Low Attention Spans. Students with ADD or ADHD can be aided through the use of technology by mixing up the learning process with different methods and through providing them engaging activities to keep their interest. Technology is a favorite among teachers who teach in ESL classrooms or special education settings.
Even the best teachers can have their moments or topics when they are like Ben Stein in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off or Charlie Brown’s Teacher in the eyes of their students. Using technology keeps students awake and their attention level high. How hard is it for you to fall asleep while on the internet compared to hearing a lecture?
7. Learn from the Experts. With the an increasing amount of free resources available on the internet, you can engage your students with content from the smartest and best teachers in the world

AmpliVox Sound Systems manufactures and sells portable sound systems along with lecterns and podiums with built-in sound systems that are perfect for classrooms. The Pinnacle Multimedia Lectern and iPod Portable PA System are great products for school settings that have a variety of uses both indoor and outdoors.

This video applies for kindergarten, pre kindergarten, elementary school (first, second, third, fourth, fifth grades), junior high or middle school, high school and at the college/university level. These tips are great for reading help, grammar, math, science, nursing, computers, classroom management

Special thanks to all those people who had videos under the “Creative Commons” License that allowed us to use short clips of their video.

29 Replies to “Top 10 Reasons to Use Technology in Education: iPad, Tablet, Computer, Listening Centers”

  1. Cesar Conquillo Jr.

    Technology is increasingly growing it’s  importance in the education sector. The more technology advances, the more benefits it provides for students at every education level.

  2. Donita Wise

    I get it, but I have to ask: Do you think we are raising a generation that can't make eye contact? Resulting in not being able to express yourself verbally, or for that matter, have a sympathetic ear to the person in front of them. Is it that they could only be comfortable expressing themselves through a computer.

  3. Hagbard Celine

    Technology cannot replace human interactions. People need face to face
    time with others in order to flourish. Technology is a good tool but not
    the silver pedagogy bullet many of its acolytes claim it is.

    Much research into how people learn and retain information tells us that reading from a paper book is qualitatively different to reading off a screen. The information is not processed nor retained in the same way.

    BTW this whole video is simply an advertisement.

  4. Terry Beard

    learning would be a lot harder if you did not or could not have the use technology. Technology is a part of learning in its self and learning is a part of technology

  5. Terry Beard

    Technology is great and all but I don't think that there is no replacing face to face, one on one help when you need it.

  6. Terry Beard

    One teacher can teach so many when they are using the latest technology. Students lean at different speeds. I know that when I was in school many years ago I had ADHD so it was hard to pay attention sometimes the teacher had to do things to keep me involved.

  7. Terry Beard

    I think that in the future it will be all done with computers, tablets and phones. I feel 'How can we not use the bets thing for our newer generations

  8. Rose Kincaid

    Whether you learn to differentiate reliable from unreliable resources on the Internet and writing emails, creating presentations are skills that students can learn in the classroom and master before graduation.

  9. Cathy Pritchard

    Technology can also help when learning practical skills by making short videos of practical demonstrations to be watched anywhere.

  10. SITI NABILA

    It is generally believed that ICTs can empower teachers and learners, promote change and foster the development of 21st century skills, but data to support these beliefs are still limited. There is widespread belief that ICTs can and will empower teachers and learners, transforming teaching and learning process from highly teacher- dominated to student-centered, and that this transformation will result in increased learning gains for students, creating and allowing for opportunities for learners to develop their creativity, problem solving abilities, informational reasoning skills, communication skills, and other higher-order thinking skills. However, there are currently very limited, unequivocally compelling data to support this belief.

  11. Search Marketing Company

    I also believe that technology is not out to replace teachers, only to aid them. Its a great help for the teachers.

  12. zamzarian

    On the contrary, it frees them up from having to memorize dozens of monotonous facts. While they aren't memorizing those facts that they are just going to forget later, they can practice strengthening their ability to think logically and problem solve.

  13. Aerosheet

    That is where the Kindle Fire HD comes in. It has Parental Controls, so a student will not be able to download anything or use the Internet without permission. Also, reading textbooks on a tablet will be much more convenient than having to carry the actual 5 pound hardcovers.

  14. Ghost Rider

    Technology does not help people it gives them an easier way to find the answer instead of actually using their brains.

  15. casey3685

    I personally think all smartphones should be put out of service as a phone, and bring back the Motorola Razr. I'd have no problem with that at all.

  16. casey3685

    Technology is hurting a lot of things. Personally, I would just stick to personal computers and cellphones that have buttons. I think using a smartphone for a cellphone is a bad idea considering that punching in numbers on a touchscreen when on the phone with a robot system is never accurate. It was much more easier when they had cellphones with actual buttons to push to give a machine a number. I will say that playing games on these smartphones and tablets is good, but that's about it.

  17. Maddy Ricketts

    It is not good! Listen, my school was fine because they only had PCs. THEN the principal introduced iPads, it was not fun! Kids were
    Downloading games
    Playing those games during class
    Going on social media sites during class ( youtube, instagram,etc)
    Getting distracted with the iPads and not listening to the teacher, all this was chaotic!

    Stick with the computers and books, DO NOT GET IPADS!!

    I'm warning you!

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