Use of Computers in Education

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The different use and negative effects of computers in education.

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Use of Computers in Education

  1. 1. Use of Computers in Education
  2. 2. Technology continues to evolve over the years, and integrating it into classrooms as a teaching tool can be very beneficial for students as well as teachers.
  3. 3. Computers in education enable us to: • Teach more effectively. With computers we can individualize instruction, grant students autonomy, and empower students to learn at their own pace, rather than wait for the teacher’s personal Attention. benefits Each from omnipresent learner having an tutor to individually tailor schoolwork.
  4. 4. • Reach and teach more students. Computers and internet access can expand the educational horizons of children in isolated rural communities, children with limited community resources, or those children who are homebound because of disability or illness.
  5. 5. • Make the world our classroom. Students with internet access can directly tap resources in their communities or venture beyond the neighborhoods. Students can draw from limitless books, articles, pictures and sound clips; follow links to experts or virtual field trips; and participate in real time communications across the globe.
  6. 6. • Turn latchkey kids into connected kids. Too many youngster have no one to talk to and are hesitant to asks questions of adults or teachers. The internet offers a homework helper, a companion at the end of the school day, or a chat room of friends so that no one needs to be home alone.
  7. 7. • Get ready for the future. Technology encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative work, facilitates problem-learning and provides an outlet for students to express their creativity. Students at ease with technology will be assets to future employer.
  8. 8. The Negative Effects of Computers in Education
  9. 9.  Effective teaching all but disappears. Good teaching requires a personal connection. A teacher gazing at a student who is gazing at a computer screen is not teaching effectively. The internet is unmonitored, filled with erroneous information, political propaganda, and phony research.  The digital world remains divided. Technology amplifies economic disparities, awarding clear advantage to children from wealthy high-tech homes attending wealthy hightech schools. Poor students soon discover technology’s unwelcome mat tripping them up at the door of most career options.
  10. 10.  Students risk becoming antisocial. Too many today’s youngster can surf the internet, but are unable to form personal connections. The internet is home to countless narrow-internet groups that fragment society instead of unifying it.  Computers are a health risk. Computer use is associated with increased eyestrain, repetitive motion injury, and the obesity that comes from a sedentary lifestyle.
  11. 11.  Fundamental skills are sidelined. As spelling and grammar tools correct student writing and computer screens replace engagement with books, real learning is compromised. Tomorrow’s powerless automatons. workers may become
  12. 12. “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the motivating kids them, working the together teacher is and most important.” - Bill Gates

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