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Five Ways Schools are Using Technology in the Classroom

Written on September 04, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Technology plays an important role in education. As technology advances, it is utilized to help students of all ages in the process of learning.

If you could notice, there are already several universities and educational institutions to date that require students to have their own tech gadgets such as smartphones and tablet computers. According to these administrators, today’s advanced technology has been very helpful for their student’s learning. They utilize smartphone apps to teach the laws of physics, iPad tablets to practice writing, and Foursquare to guide new students around different campuses.

Meanwhile, although these institutions have revealed the vitality of using technology in providing education, there are still numerous debates arising with regards to this matter. Based from a national survey conducted by Pearson Learning Solutions: “Two percent of college faculty members had used Twitter in class, and nearly half thought that doing so would negatively affect learning.” The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth also made a survey and found out that “98 percent of higher ed institutions are on Facebook, and 84 percent are on Twitter.

After the skip, you can see the different ways of how schools are using technology in classrooms.

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