Using technology in the classroom is a polarizing concept: Teachers either flock to it or run away from it.
Certainly, many educators have embraced and utilized new technologies, even teachers that might label themselves luddites, and are welcoming changes with excitement and urgency. Don Goble, who addresses new technologies with regularity on TeachHUB.com, wrote, “I plan on riding the technology waves all year long by continuing to find new, innovative and exciting approaches to learning for my students.” On the other hand, educators should be wary about marching blindly into the technological maelstrom, says TeachHUB.com author Jordan Catapano:
“Technological incorporation in the classroom is not inherently good or bad, right or wrong, but it may produce unintended consequences when left unexamined. We shouldn’t be against using technology in the classroom, but we should be wary of automatically assuming the best about it without critically thinking through all its implications.” Either way you look at it, using technology in the classroom can be a daunting proposition: It takes a lot of research to seek out the best technology to use, and then it takes yet more research to decide on the best software and apps to employ in that classroom.
Educators and Students – Using Technology in the Classroom
So as an educator, how can you cut corners to save time and yet be assured that you are utilizing the best technologies? TeachHUB.com is your answer. With regularity, we publish reviews of the best hardware, software and apps for teachers to use, on a full palette of subjects, from math to music to time management. Best of all, these FREE reviews are composed by teachers, for teachers, so you know you’re getting reviews that have the educator in mind.
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