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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