Essay On Educational Technology

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According to the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, “The Association for Educational Communications and Technology” defines educational technology as, “the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources.” Although technology operated in the classroom in the early years, it was not yet as popular as it is now. Technology is becoming increasingly prevalent in the 21st century and as a result of the various technological advancements in the world, many teachers are discarding of non-technological methods and opting to use the many technological devices available to better teach their students such as TV shows or DVD’s, whiteboards…show more content…
Indeed critics may claim that teachers should be encourage students to learn, thereby increasing their motivation to learn. However, this is becoming an increasingly difficult task for teachers to perform as a result of the many technological advancements in the 21st century. In today’s society, almost every child possesses a technological device, most of which are educational. Since these devices keeps children involved in fun ways, it also motivates them to learn. These devices teach students in ways they can never understand because while they are playing a game, they are usually unaware that they are doing work and learning simultaneously. These games and technological devices cater to all learning styles at the same time which benefits all students in the classroom as mentioned above. With the use of technology in the classroom, students will begin to have a feeling that learning is fun which will increase their motivation to learn more and more each day. Incorporating technology in classroom poses great benefits to students of all ages as it will increase their drive to learn by teaching them information in fun and exciting ways which keep their attention and
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