Now a days you see lost of commercials where teachers are using smartphones and tablets in the classrooms to teach students. As a future educator I see the pros and cons of introducing technology to the students but does it lean one way over the other?
1. Putting a table in every students had eliminates the need for textbooks and handouts. This beneficial to the environment, saves time, and ensures that no one can ever claim they didn’t get the handout.
On the other side of that coin…are the students able to take the tablets home? Some people require reading the same passage over and over to retain the information, so if the students only have access to the work in the classroom it can be a hindrance.
2. Tablets allow for interactive games that students can do in peer groups. This is a method of students teaching other students. That kind of environment encourages student development.
Now imagine you’re not paying close enough attention and all the students just start copying another student in the group. Unless you’re watching like a hawk you can’t be sure that the students are actually completing the work.
3. By adapting to the changing times, you are ensuring that as the teacher you are cultivating a classroom with maximum output.
Here we can run into a laziness problem. Now I’m not going to accuse teachers of being lazy I’m just going to go on record and state that a classroom full of toys encourages more playing than working
It can be a slippery slope but if lessons are well played, devices in the classroom can be a great tool