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In conclusion…

There are a lot of different technologies that can be used in the classroom to engage students in lecture as well as get them interested in science. As long as students have the availability to be able to do labs and not just listen to a teacher lecture the whole time, the class can turn out to be a success for the teacher. Knowing the material that should be taught, the age and maturity level of the student, and the availability of technology in the classroom are also big benefits for the teacher when trying to make the class fun and enjoyable for the students.

The major technology in a science lab will always be the microscope however. It is constantly the backbone of all labs, whether it is physics (understanding the microscope), biology (seeing organisms under the microscope), or chemistry (observing chemical reactions on a microscopic level); the microscope is the most important tool and technology that a classroom can have to engage the student.

Other technology is important as well, and the teacher’s knowledge of such technology will benefit the student in the long run.Being knowledgeable is half the battle, however; being able to apply it to the lecture and the classroom would become the home-run.

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How do people view technology in the classroom?

There is no denying that technology is advancing. This means that with the advancement, it will flood over into the classroom as well. But what does society think of technology in the classroom? How do teachers feel about using technology in the classroom? Is technology a hindrance or a help when it comes to students focusing in the classroom?

Surprising, teachers believe that with the advancements in technology, using technology in the classroom seems reasonable. They think that it keeps student’s attention and is able to be used as a tool to research and understand topics a little more than when they started. A lot of other teachers believe that using technology in the classroom will help with projects, studying using interactive games, and engaging the students when it comes to classroom discussion.

What about the opposing side though? People believe that there are five problems with technology in the classroom. They believe that sometimes technology is advancing too quickly that underprivileged schools do not have the resources to keep up with it. Example being updates and what not to technology. Another opposition is that it takes away from the social aspect of the child. One of the reasons kids attend school is for the social interaction and parents believe that with technology, that social aspect dissipates. Another high problem that is mentioned is that technology is a distraction. Another is that it is far advancing even the instruction of the course/instructor. And finally, technology is taking over testing.

Either way that it is viewed, it can be agreed that technology is advancing with leaps and bounds. Every child is affected in some way by technology in their life, and why should it not be used as a tool in the school? With both arguments, ultimately it is up to the school board to make a decision on these matters.