We are led to believe that technology in schools is a bad thing. With cyberbullying on the rise, many teachers are unable to see the value in using technology in the classroom, and parents are less likely to allow their students to participate in the online community. I think, though, that technology has the power to greatly improve the educational environment.
Many students have at least one social media website, so they tend to be skilled at using many of these platforms. Teachers have the ability to use these platforms to their advantage. One teacher had their students explain the stages of meiosis in 140 characters or less; a creative way to get students thinking about the things they have to learn in school. Connecting education to social media, something that many students are already interested in, could bring about a greater interest in what they need to learn in school.
I applaud the teachers who have been using technology to their advantage. At the end of the day, the most important thing is for students to take pride in their education and be interested in what they are learning about. If adding technology and being creative is what gets students excited, teachers should take full advantage of it.
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