Mimio Boards</li></ul>Technology serves as a visual aid and can be used as a teaching tool to enhance a lesson plan or objective.<br />
21st Century Classroom<br />The 21st Century classroom is considered a smart classroom. A smart classroom is a classroom that has an instructor station equipped with computer and audiovisual equipment, allowing the instructor to teach using a wide variety of media. <br />The 21st Century classroom integrates technology that students interact with everyday such as Twitter, Facebook, Podcasting, iPod, iPad, cell phone, and many more. <br />
“A-Ha” Technology in the Classroom<br /><ul><li>Technology is important resources to integrate curriculum.
Teachers can use social media to influence students learning.
Technology is expensive and is not manageable in urban communities.
Technology is not measureable in assessing students success
Literacy should be master before technology should be integrated in classroom instruction.
Technology may not all ways be monitored for safe engagement.</li></li></ul><li>Conclusion<br />Technology has its pros and its cons like any other instructional tool. Literacy should be promoted and gained before students are released to interact with the technology in the classroom. If students are set free to learn with technology, the teacher must make sure that students are utilizing technology in the proper way. I think technology assist teachers to create fun and interactive lesson plans. I think that students could benefit more from technology than not using it at all. SMART boards help teachers in their instruction time. Teachers are managing their instructional time with technology in the classroom. Technology has more pros than cons.<br />
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