Students Use Technology And Technology Essay

1777 Words Jul 31st, 2015 8 Pages
Students use various forms of technology in their free time. Whether it be a cell phone or a tablet, these students possess unprecedented levels of skill with information technology; they think about and use technology very differently from earlier student cohorts. (Kvavik, 2015). Yet despite this fact, technology is not utilized as a learning tool in the classroom. Compared to students’ use of technology outside school, in-school technology usage is much less intensive and extensive (Lim, Zhao, Tondeur, Chai & Tsai, 2013, p. 59). Teachers are held responsible for using more technology as they teach. This responsibility means that teachers must teach the skills that students need to move from knowing how to use technology tools to understanding how they can be used in learning (AASL 2007; Partnership for 21st Century Skills 2009 as cited in Johnston, 2013, p. 71). In order for this to happen successfully, teachers need proper training and support. Due to rapid changes in technology, new and different skills are required to teach using technology.
In this generation, “students need to develop information literacy and the technical skills needed to use the tools” (Kvavik, 2015). In order to improve student achievement, schools must meet the students at their level. Using technology in the classroom will help students “develop information skills that will enable them to use technology as an important tool for learning, both now and in the future” (AASL 2009, 13 as…

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