In schools, the use of technology will eventually become a part of everyday teaching. Both teachers and students will be more familiar with educational technology.Technology use in educational settings will help make learning more enjoyable.
Social networks are an online network that focuses on groups of people that have things in common.They are used by many people.
Social networks will play a big role in the future of students.They are like the air we breathe.
Many students will depend on these social networks.Students will often share too much personal information on these social networks.
Students will greatly rely on these social networks.Social networks will be dangerous if students are not aware of privacy controls.
Social networks will require a great amount of supervision.Students may become too involved with social networks which will cause them to possibly be withdrawn and their relationships may be affected.
Some social networks will be used in the classroom to increase interaction and learning.Blogs are an example of future social networks.
Blogs will be used in many classrooms for interaction with classmates and as a place to make postings about their course work.
Social networks will be focused on people and will change people’s thoughts regarding knowledge and learning.They will aid in research.
Smart objects re small computers that may be used for many applications.They can be used in schools to help enhance the learning and teaching process.
Smart objects will benefit the lives of many people and can help prepare workers in different fields.They can be used as an aid on many jobs.
Smart objects will be used in many schools such as in libraries.They may be used in libraries and may be used as a tool on the internet for students, parents, and teachers to access material from home.
Smart objects are very expensive. The privacy of students will be an issue in the school setting. With the implementation of smart objects will come greater supervision.
Electronic books are a collection of information that is stored on the internet or a storage media.They can be viewed online for personal use.
Electronic books have many great features.They can be accessed wherever there is internet access.
Electronic books are easy to use and students are comfortable using them.They allow students to have lighter book bags.
Electronic books will contain interesting features and will present information in a variety of ways.They will be used for diverse learners.
Electronic books will be used for personal use.They will be very convenient for most people.
Electronic books will enhance learning and teaching.They will have legality issues.Electronic books will cause the decline of hard copy books.
Technology will become a great part of the lives of many people and will enhance the learning and teaching environment in schools.
Even though technology has many great features, everyone should keep in mind that there are also features that are not so great.Overall, technology trends can positively enhance the future learning environment and society.
1. Social Networks, Smart Objects and Electronic Books<br />Chantelle Bowers<br />April 2nd, 2010<br />Future Technology Trends:<br />38<br />
2. Major part of everyday teaching 19<br />Teachers and students will be more familiar with it 7<br />Help make learning more enjoyable 7<br />Future of technologyin schools…<br />4<br />
3. This critical review will focus on the future of the following technology trends in schools.<br />Social networking<br />Smart objects<br />Electronic books<br />3<br />
4. An online network that focuses on groups of people that have things in common 35<br />Used by many people 23<br />SOCIAL NETWORKS<br />18<br />
5. Big role in the future of students 23<br />Like the air we breathe 26<br />SOCIAL NETWORKS<br />9<br />
6. Examples of Social Networks<br />Facebook<br />MySpace28<br />40<br />
7. Students will depend on them 28<br />Too much personal information will be shared to the public28<br />Future of Social Networks<br />6<br />
8. Future of Social Networks<br />Great reliability 36<br />Dangerous if students are not aware of privacy controls 36<br />20<br />
9. Future of Social Networks<br />Great amount of supervision 17<br />Students will be too involved with social networks 36<br />32<br />
10. Future of Social Networks<br />Used to increase interaction and learning17<br />Example of future social network: Blogs17<br />37<br />
11. Blogs<br />interaction with classmates<br />a place to make postings about their course work 17<br />Future of Social Networks<br />5<br />
12. More focused on people and will change people’s thoughts regarding knowledge and learning 23<br />Aid in research 23<br />Future of Social Networks<br />30<br />
13. Small computers that may be used for many applications 12<br />Help enhance the learning and teaching process 24<br />SMART OBJECTS<br />2<br />
14. Benefit lives of many people 12<br />Help prepare workers 12<br />Aid on many jobs 12<br />SMART OBJECTS<br />
15. Examples of Smart Objects<br />Email<br />Video streaming<br />Smart boards<br />iPhones<br />World Wide Web 24<br />These smart objects can be used in the classroom to enhance the teaching and learning process.<br />8<br />
16. Used in school libraries 24<br />Tool on the internet for students, parents, and teachers to access material from home 24<br />Future of Smart Objects<br />29<br />
17. Very expensive 1<br />Privacy will be an issue 1<br />Greater supervision10<br />Future of Smart Objects<br />31<br />
18. Collection of information stored on the internet or a storage media 27<br />Viewed online for personal use 27<br />ELECTRONIC BOOKS<br />14<br />
19. Great features 42<br />Accessed wherever there is internet access 25<br />ELECTRONIC BOOKS<br />11<br />
20. Easy to use 25<br />Students are comfortable using them 25<br />Lighter book bags 25<br />ELECTRONIC BOOKS<br />13<br />
21. Interesting features 42<br />Information presented in variety of ways42<br />Diverse learners42<br />ELECTRONIC BOOKS<br />33<br />
22. Future of Electronic Books<br />Personal use 34<br />Convenient 34<br />22<br />
23. Enhance learning and teaching 34<br />Legality issues 27<br />Decline of hard copy books 42<br />Future of Electronic Books<br />41<br />
24. Great part of the lives of many people 21<br />Enhance the learning and teaching environment in schools 21<br />CONCLUSION<br />9<br />
25. Positively enhance the future learning environment and society 39<br />CONCLUSION<br />15<br />
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