The Importance Of Technology In Education

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The Importance of Technology in Education Since mankind first adopted tools, technology has had the ability to change the very way of life. Millions of years ago, stone was adopted as a tool to create and destroy. Thousands of years ago, the iron age revolutionized warfare. Hundreds of years ago, the Industrial Revolution changed the power of production forever. Just as the Industrial Age brought massive societal change, the “Information Age” - the age of computers - does the same. From entertainment to education, technology permeates every aspect of life - but how should society use this powerful new tool? The world is already moving in the technological direction, but is society preparing future generations for this new age of information? Although some claim that it is primarily a distraction, technology should have more emphasis in education, because it is beneficial to learning, and will continue to be an important aspect of the future world. The first example of technology’s educational benefits is its’ positive impact on students’ creativity, cooperation, and motivation to learn. A study conducted by the University of Cincinnati found that, when interviewed about the impact of technology on students, over 70% of K-12 teachers agreed, on each particular question, that technology “enables students to expand on content”, “motivates students to learn”, “encourages collaboration and creativity”, and “share their work with a wider and more varied audience” (“How
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