Photographs & Videos From The Connected Series

The following media were captured during 2019 across Western New York and the Sub-Saharan African nation of Namibia. The Connected Series is a sequence of photographs and videos that were taken to showcase moments of openness, collaboration, joy, empathy, and genuine connection among participating students. The purpose of the Connected Series was to raise funds to bring one additional school in Western New York into the BCB Program; to incorporate more students and teachers who can experience the power of connection with international peers.

“Most of my important lessons about life have come from recognizing how others from a different culture view things” — Edgar H. Schein

Students in Oranjemund, Namibia chat over video technology with their sister school in Western New York.

What are the Pros & Cons of Technology in the Classroom?

Technology.

A word that can excite or enrage a teacher.

The weighing of potential benefits of using technology in the classroom versus the risks and consequences is something that teachers, professors, parents, students, and policymakers have been discussing for years. As classrooms, schools, and educational organizations increasingly incorporate technology, the debate has gotten much more popular and far more intense.

The biggest statements regarding technology are:

It improves student engagement, allows experiments in pedagogies, and improves technology literacy.

It fosters cheating and opens more opportunities for distraction during classes.


So, looking ahead to 2020, what are the pros and cons of technology in the classroom? And better yet, what’s the final verdict?

We came across an excellent pro and cons list on a blog post created by Top Hat; which we believe does a fantastic job detailing why the pros outweigh the cons and how the cons can be overcome. Check out the link below to read more!

We’d love to hear your opinion on technology in the classroom and better yet if you believe you need professional training in incorporating education technology further into your curriculum or are in need of basic edtech training, don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

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