Is Technology Changing the Way of Learning?
Many teachers and school board members, along with the
community believe that computer-based technology could provide
support for the students thinking abilities. The technology of
computers should help with improving the work and learning
process of elementary and secondary students. (Ornstein/Levine
494.) The only problem with technology use in the classrooms is
if the schools are not able to afford enough computers for the
majority of the class.
Students need to have equal opportunity for technology
improvement. A Term called “digital divide” refers to the people
who have access to the latest technologies and those institutions
who do not. Often students that come from low-income housing
have less of an advantage to learn and work with computer based
programming than students from middle-income schools and housing
(Ornstein/Levine 496.) Lately though, schools that have students
that come from low-income families are provided with a greater
amount of computers for their use.
Another group that is falling behind on computer access are
girls (Ornstein/Levine 496.) They do not play computer games
like the boys do and understand how computer gaming and
There is a lot of effort being made so technology can be
learned and used by everyone. There are community neighborhood
computer centers being built around low-income rural and urban
areas. These centers allow for the community and children to
learn about computer so people of different communities are not
“left behind.” (Ornstein/Levine 496.)
Another issue with the technology of the computer is how
well the teacher incorporates it into the curriculum. Although,
if the teachers are incorporating the computers into their
curriculum correctly and go about it with the right manor,
researchers are finding that the students have...