Article-SIE 2016; 2016:e00022

Science Insights Education, 10 May 2016
Volume 2016
Doi: 10.15354/sie.16.re022
 
Article (Original Investigation)
Technology Integration in the Classroom
Catherine Raymond, BA*,∆
 
Author Affiliations
*: Department of Science Education, Beach High School, 321 Valley Dr., Gunnison, UT 84634, USA
∆: Correspondence to: Mrs. Catherine Raymond,  Email: c.raymond@yahoo.com
 
Sci Insigt Edu. 2016; 2016:e00022. Doi: 10.15354/sie.16.re022
 
SUMMARY

Technological integration in the classroom is of significance, because it is catered to the needs of a student and can prepare learners for the 21st century and the skills they will need there. It can be defined as using technological devices, like computers and netbooks, in the classroom. Of course there are risks to this and the sensitivity of the data held on these devices is greatly underestimated. Computers need to be protected, with antivirus programs, firewalls and cables that connect computers to their hardware. Of course, educators are important in this respect, due to the fact that they are the facilitators of knowledge and need to acquire training in technological tools and software. The educator who leads this is the principal, who must use technology in order to motivate teachers and learners to use it as well. Technology has to be integrated into the entire curriculum, not just one subject, and this can be done by inaugurating a vision of technology in the entire school. Efforts must be made to get grants from the Department of Education, and other sponsors, for technology in classrooms and teacher training. Technology is incredibly important for the future of our world.

KeywordsTechnology; Education development; Integration; Classroom