The 21st century has changed as new practices have emerged to continue to make sure that education is always being used as a powerful tool by teaching with a new concept called the four C’s. “The four C’s of 21st century learning- communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity are imperative in the age of technological disruptions, argumenta reality, and artificial intelligence” (Need for 21st Century Learning Techniques in Schools). Communication is an important part of creating a social learning environment where children can grasp an understanding of their social responsibility. There is a need for children to understand different cultures and know what the real world is like, as well as, learning how to problem-solve, and be creative. The writer goes on to talk about how there is a need for teachers to evolve how they teach and the use of digital devices in schools.
Technology in Classrooms The past century has been a favorable environment for the evolution of technology. Impressive innovations, from simple household electronics, to incredibly powerful microchips that control complex computers have marked the development over the years. Technology has been a key to the continuous progress of society throughout the decades. Although technology has always been used in education, only recently it has been introduced to classrooms around the world. What was once a privilege limited to children whose families owned personal computers is no longer be the case, with the introduction of technology in classrooms.
Highlighted by Hyde, Carpenter & Conway (2011) “one of the critical changes in schools in the twenty-first century is the focus on technology and the way in which students access and use technology” (p. 30). Creating a contested space in regard to the extent of technology use in the classroom. This however, is not an issue exclusively for teachers and students. Marsh, Clarke & Pittaway (2014) add that parents, university students/teachers, technology developers, educational policymakers and community members are all involved. Hence, this issue is prevalent in all schools and universities.
When new technologies are integrated into the classroom both teachers and students need to become accustomed to it before they can fully reap the benefits. Because of this, "teachers' first technology projects generate excitement but often little content learning. Often it takes a few years until teachers can use technology effectively in core subject areas (Goldman, Cole, & Syer, 1999)." Educators are taking a risk by placing computers in the classroom. According to Woronov (1994), computers themselves do not automatically change the nature of teaching and learning, but that it is the way the teachers use the technology that creates a conducive learning environment.
Therefore they follow the old traditional teaching method. ‘On the other hand many English language teachers have identified new useful ways to bring technology into the classroom, including creating wikis; using Web Quests; implementing; implementing video-based activities through sites such as You Tube; incorporating video games and blogs; and making use of instant messages’ (Reilly
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