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Is there room for new technology in High School classrooms?
What is the goal of introducing students to new technology?
(Application to Scenario: Education)
- Ultimately, schools are trying to find new ways for students to learn more efficiently.
- Efficiency means that students are able to learn and understand key concepts quicker.
- Rather than having students listen and take notes, technology brings interactivity into the class room.
- There is a growing number of software and apps geared towards students to make the subject as fun and engaging as possible.
- A change of environment from pen and paper to keyboard and mouse can bring excitement back into classes that would seem dull.
Things such as simulations and games puts the students in real-life situations, which allows them to experience things such as teamwork and fairness.
Social and Ethical Issues to bringing new technology to schools
In today's age, so much information is stored virtually that the security of the information is crucial.
With schools that allow students to bring laptops, tablets, and smartphones, security is a big issue. The school risks having their network hacked into if students have access to the school's network.
Malicious intentions can affect the students, the student's families, and the faculty. The school and the school district's reputation can be ruined.
1.5 Intellectual Property
Being is such close proximity with each other, students who walk away for even a second risk having their information taken from them. Before, copying on paper took some time. But on computers, tablets, and smartphones, it's as easy as copying and pasting. This affects the student body as a whole and can also affect the teacher, who has to constantly monitor for cheating. Things such as turnitin.com prevents plagiarism, but only for the student's who have already turned their paper in.
1.6 The Digital Divide and Equality of Access
Money is a big factor in updating to the "technology age." For some students who can afford laptops, tablets, and smartphones, they will have access to things such as ebooks and podcasts at home. For those who can't, schools will have to supplement them with devices or come up with a solution where they too can access the information from home. Obviously, this is a not a good answer to this complex question, but something has to be done for the kids who do not have an equality opportunity. The stakeholders that are affected are the students, the students' family, and the school district.
Definitely, hardware, software, networks, and internet are big topics in this concept of a technologically advanced future classroom. Questions that stem from these topics could be about security for the information of the students, families, and faculty. Plus, fairness and accessibility to this technology is a question for most, who won't be able to stay up-to-date with the evolving technology.