Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Integrating technology into education is the process of utilizing any piece of technology in the education of students. Technology is everything from the paper the students are supposed to bring. It is the pencils they forgot to bring to class. And it is also the iPod touch used by a teacher to help students plan for their next year at college. Many people look at integrating technology as something that is new to education. But the fact is any advancement in the tools we use can be defined as technology. Up until this point in our society, teachers have been able to stay current with the technology as it progressed. Therefore, they were able to adequately integrate technology into their lessons. However, we now live in exponential times where the progress of technology has far exceeded teachers’ abilities to not only learn it for themselves but to properly integrate that technology into the learning environment. In conclusion, integrating technology into education is not something that will be done one day but something that has always been a part of education and hopefully always will be.