From my early childhood up until now, one of my most remarkable characteristics has been my curiosity to learn. I have always had a keen interest for learning about new ideas and this; combined with my inner desire to reach a degree of excellence in any work I undertake, enable me to acquire significant knowledge on various aspects of science and technology. During my early years in school, I was introduced to ‘BASIC’ language and on how computers can be used and programmed. From then on, I became fascinated with computers and their programming. The curiosity to know more about computers motivated me into getting certified in computer courses when I was only in the 9th grade.
Digital technology promotes life long learning as it can be used to search for information, read and create blogs and watch YouTube videos to learn how to do something. In order for be able to do all this they first need to be shown how to use the technology or have the opportunity to experience it first hand. Teachers need to be incorporating digital technologies in their lesson plans, helping to develop digital literacy in their students and teaching them how to critically evaluate the different technologies during their formal schooling (Howell,
Since young people have grown up in the technological area, it is assumed they are digitally literate (Jones, Ramanau, Cross, & Healing, 2010). Nonetheless, it does not mean they know how to use technology for learning purposes (Ng, 2012). Many digital natives, people born in the digital age, perform digitally- related tasks every day (Ng, 2012). These tasks include text messaging, downloading and listening to music, watching videos, social networking, and online shopping (Lai & Hong, 2015, Ng, 2012). Hence, they need to be provided with guidance about how to use technology in their academic preparation (Ng,
Technology is becoming more present and useful in the classroom. Technology has become an amazing and useful tool in the classroom and teachers are expected to make use of everything the school provides. However, if you are not aware of the different tools available or what they can do, you will not be able to use them optimally. Teachers should be updated with the knowledge of how to use technologies to help the students to learn better and to learn in an interactive way instead of learning with books only. Some of the technologies used in classroom include smartphones,
Teachers are learning how to teach with emerging technologies (tablets, iPads, Smart Boards, digital cameras, computers), while students are using advanced technology to shape how they learn. Students prefer technology because they believe that it makes learning more interesting and fun. They especially like laptops and tablets. Subjects that students deem challenging or boring can become more interesting with virtual lessons, through a video, or when using a tablet. Technology trains students for the Future.
Critical Review 1. Teaching with Technology Simon Hooper and Lloyd P. Rieber We all know that technology refers to advancements in the methods and tools we use to learn. In the classroom, technology can encompass all kinds of tools from low-tech pencil, paper, and chalkboard, to the use of presentation software, or high-tech tablets, online collaboration and conferencing tools, and more. The newest technologies allow us to try things in physical and virtual classrooms that were not possible before. Today, I cannot imagine how difficult it is to teach without technology and how hard it is to learn without it.
Today in our era, people need assistance in many ways, and people want something that can help them with their day to day activities such as making presentations for their work, paper works for students and communicating with others throughout the entire world with the use of the internet. These things will be possible with the use of computers because these things are devices that operate with the command of others but it can perform specific jobs and make things easier. But one must have the ability or the knowledge to understand the computer and how it works and how it is useful to the people and in that manner a person should be computer literate. As a student it is a great factor to be a computer literate or shall we say as being able
It is impossible to work in the information sector without computer programming. In this circumstance most of the developed country started computer programming in primary level education. But there is some limitation in primary school to learn computer programming. Overview: Teaching children the fundamentals of programming should simply be another subject introduced in schools. When our world is driven by technology, our educational system should reflect on technology.
Computer systems has become an essential part of life, having significant impact on modern society. A computer system consists of hardware components that have been carefully chosen so that they work well together and software components or programs that run on the computer. (TechTarget, 2018) It is a set of integrated devices that input, output, process, and store data and information. There are several types of computer systems which are “Mainframe” computer and “Desktop” computer being the main ones. A mainframe computer is a computer system that consists of powerful processors, lots of backed up storage and large amount of memory.
This means that the proliferation of the computerization program creates a myriad of challenges for those charged with the implementation and delivery of the program. Starr (2017) discussed that the principals can optimize technology use in the schools. To be in the most effective way as knowledgeable users, the principals can promote technology use through themselves and in that they play a big role. In addition to the involvement, pupils need to understand computers and not just how to use them (Murray, 2012). Teachers introduce computer studies at the school but they should also prepare young people for the jobs and careers that they might go on to in the future.