I have been in the work world for 3 years now and one thing that I have noticed is how much technology affects the workplace. The article linked discusses 5 big issues in today's technological workplace. The one issue that stuck out to me was knowing the difference between Work Time and Personal Time. I have been around many people that do not know the difference and, to them, it should be their personal time 24/7. What do you think about these 5 issues? What are some things that you have experienced regarding technology issues in the workplace?
So far in this class we have discussed how schools are trying to stay current in today's world, equipping each classroom with as much technology as possible: SMARTboards, tablets, cell phones, etc. However, there is little scientific research that shows technology ultimately improves learning from how things have been in the past. Some doubters of this technological rise state that the costs of implementing this technology outweigh the benefits, and that constant funding of new technology will take away funding from other areas in school (funds for sports, bands, choir, etc.) As I was looking through topics on the internet, I came upon an article about a school that bans all technology from the classrooms, including computers, calculators, cell phones, or any electronic technology we basically use every day in our society. I would like you to read the article and post whether or not you think students would benefit more from a classroom with several technologies being used, or a classroom that does not use technology at all?
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We've learned about the cost of technology and shared our opinions on students bringing their own devices. But what about the students that will never own a device? Is it fair that we allow an opportunity for students to bring their own and these students have to watch? Should the school fit the bill to provide a handful of technology devices in each room for these students? If the school is able to provide devices for students, what are the limitations we as teacher will set? Will our students be allowed to take these devices home? What are the "purposes" we are going to allow for the use of the devices: free time, assignments, rewards?
This blog is for class conversations for ED 514 at Central Methodist University. These post are by the students of ED 514. We invite input form other teachers about how they use technology in their classrooms.