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LRC-320 Group 10
Presentation By:
Eli Besser
Crystal Riesgo
Christopher Harris
Carolina Alonzo
Why is Technology Important in
a Classroom Setting?
• Technology in the classroom
setting enhances the
learning environment, for
both the teacher and the
• Technology in the classroom
setting also influences
global and national
competiveness among
teachers, students, and the
educational system.
How is the Innovation of Technology
Beneficial In a Classroom Setting?
• Technology provides immediate and current information for both
teachers and students. For example, research material will not be
outdated or inaccessible.
• Technology prepares students for the innovated and rapidly change
world. For example, technology has been incorporated in every
level of profession. In effect, students will be prepared to utilize
such technologies in their everyday lives and future professions.
• Students engagement with technology will enable student to
communicate effectively through mass media. Such medias include
websites, PowerPoint presentations, and emails.
Technology in the Classroom Changes
Roles of Student and Teacher
Forces Students to participate in a more
active way
Teacher is no longer center of attention
-New role as facilitator
-Creates a cooperative learning
environment between student and
Technology Increases
Motivation and Self Esteem
o Different set of challenges compared with
traditional classroom setting
o Because of the cultural value placed on
technology, self esteem is often increased when
skills are mastered
o Use of technology in the classroom is often a
valuable tool for students who perform poorly in
conventional situations
Too Easily Distracted by the Internet
The internet is such a vast source of
information, some of which is entertaining
but does not improve the education of a
Too many times we see children and
adults alike completely distracted by
websites. For example, YouTube and
While the internet has plenty of great
sources for quality information, especially
with countless e-books, it can easily
distract the student and even the teacher.
What About Imagination Skills?
The overuse of technology in the
classroom gives less opportunity for the
individual to use his or her imagination.
There is less opportunity for students to
observe, analyse, or problem solve if an
instructor is giving them everything on
an overhead projector or smart board.
When a lesson is easily accessible
through technology or internet use the
student is not being challenged to use
their own work skills.
Weigh Some Costs…
Technology availability can costs thousands of dollars for
a school district where this technology can be considered
obsolete in less then a years time.
Depending of the cognitive stages of the pupils,
technology may not be the proper educational tool. At
critical learning stages students need a multi-sensory
approach that technology is unable to fulfill.
Although in some cases it is appropriate, unless
instructors are using technology effectively, technology
can become a crippling tool for students and for
Technology as an Instructional Crutch
When Is Too Much Too Much
When is too
o Teachers
can become too reliant
on technology to do their teaching
for them.
o This can severely affect the
students who need individual
attention or those who have
specific learning needs.
I believe quality education can be enhanced by
technology; it is not defined by it. –Cuban 1998
o Although a large portion of
students are visual learners some
still need more reinforcement then
what they are shown on a screen.
Work cited
Gilbert, David A. "The Importance of Technology in the Classroom." Thesis. Ed. Dr.
Karen Ford. Ball State University, 2003. Ball State University. Ball State University, 2004.
Web. 3 Feb. 2012.
Miller, Melanie E. “The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom A Debate by Drs. Roy
Pea and Larry Cuban.” Views on Technology in Education, 2008. Web. 6 Feb. 2012.
Singh/Office of Educational Research and Improvement, Dr Ram, and Dr. Barbara Means
Education and Health Division. "Technology and Education Reform." Office of Educational
Research and Improvement. U.S. Department of Education, 9 Feb. 2012. Web. 10 Feb.

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