Technology in the Classroom Shouldn’t be a Struggle
The Gazette of Eastern Iowa recently had an excellent article: “Adoption of technology in education is slow and uneven.” Three primary challenges were highlighted, including the lack of strategy, funding woes and resistance.
The struggle was simply stated by a senior at one Iowa school:
Before school, Adam Canady will check the weather using his iPhone. After school, he’ll use a computer to do homework. During school, however, those devices are often put away.
While some of the 18-year-old senior’s classes at Iowa City West High School incorporate technology, it’s a lot less prevalent than in his life outside school.
“If (educators) could realize the value of technology, I think that would contribute greatly to the amount of learning that could be done,” Canady said.
Determining how to incorporate technology into the classroom is an ongoing struggle; however, when integrated successfully technology can help improve student learning results.