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Teach­ers who strive to im­prove their class­room set­ting of­ten won­der about the ad­di­tion of technology and how it might help their stu­dents.

While the de­bate about whether technology helps or harms stu­dents con­tin­ues, par­ents and teach­ers must un­der­stand the po­ten­tial ben­e­fits of us­ing technology in the cl assr oom .

In this mod­ern world that con­stantly pro­duces new and im­proved tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vances, the skills that come with technology are vi­tal to fu­ture suc­cess.

Young learn­ers need to learn skills like typ­ing, re­search and com­mu­ni­ca­tion via tech­no­log­i­cal de­vices early. By learn­ing the ba­sic skills in school while they are young, stu­dents are able to im­prove their abil­ity to keep up in this ever-chang­ing world.

New tech­no­log­i­cal de­vices are ideal when it comes to mo­ti­vat­ing stu­dents, who of­ten find books, pa­per and pen bor­ing. Bring­ing in a new gad­get that has in­ter­est­ing learn­ing tools helps draw in stu­dents and mo­ti­vate them to try com­plet­ing tasks be­cause they are able to also try out the new de­vice.

By mo­ti­vat­ing the stu­dents to learn the technology, teach­ers are also help­ing them learn vi­tal skills like read­ing and im­prove log­i­cal abil­i­ties.

Stu­dents who are striv­ing to learn the use of a new tech­no­log­i­cal de­vice of­ten end up work­ing to­gether and im­prov­ing their com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills through tu­tor­ing, dis­cus­sion and sim­ple in­quis­i­tive­ness.

As stu­dents dis­cuss and try new ideas while learn­ing the new technology or soft­ware, they are im­prov­ing their abil­ity to work out prob­lems with­out the help of adults. It also helps them be­come bet­ter at com­mu­ni­cat­ing. This abil­ity to work to­gether to solve prob­lems car­ries for­ward into adult­hood, when stu­dents will need the skills to suc­ceed in their fu­ture ca­reers.

Technology is a use­ful tool that teach­ers can add to the class­room set­ting. It has a wide range of po­ten­tial ben­e­fits that can im­prove stu­dent learn­ing, mo­ti­vate and help for bet­ter life skills.

As a teacher, I be­lieve that in­cor­po­rat­ing the use of technology in the class­room will ben­e­fit the stu­dents, im­prove their learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment, and ul­ti­mately help them be­come bet­ter and ad­vanced learn­ers ready to con­quer the mod­ern world.

— oOo— The au­thor is Teacher I at Ba­color El­e­men­tary School (Proper)

The right to ed­u­ca­tion is di­rected to­wards the full de­vel­op­ment of the hu­man per­son­al­ity that en­sures ac­cess to qual­ity schools and to an ed­u­ca­tion. We have the hu­man rights prin­ci­ples that guar­an­tee the right to ed­u­ca­tion. It can be noted as a mat­ter of prin­ci­ple is that ev­ery in­di­vid­ual child must have equal ac­cess to a qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion adapted to meet his or her needs known as In­di­vid­ual Rights.

The goals of ed­u­ca­tion must be di­rected to­ward the de­vel­op­ment of each child’s per­son­al­ity and full po­ten­tial, pre­par­ing chil­dren to par­tic­i­pate in so­ci­ety and to do work that is re­ward­ing and rea­son­ably re­mu­ner­a­tive, and to con­tinue learn­ing through­out life. All schools must re­spect the in­her­ent dig­nity of ev­ery child cre­at­ing an en­vi­ron­ment of re­spect and tol­er­ance in the class­room, pre­vent­ing prac­tices and dis­ci­plinary poli­cies that cause harm or hu­mil­i­a­tion to chil­dren, and pro­mot­ing self-con­fi­dence and self-ex­pres­sion.

The gov­ern­ment must ini­ti­ate the eq­ui­table dis­tri­bu­tion of re­sources in ed­u­ca­tion across com­mu­ni­ties ac­cord­ing to need. It must also en­sure that the hu­man right to ed­u­ca­tion will be ex­er­cised with­out dis­crim­i­na­tion of any kind as to race, colour, sex, lan­guage, re­li­gion, po­lit­i­cal or other opinion, na­tional or so­cial ori­gin, prop­erty, birth or other sta­tus. An­other thing is that stu­dents, par­ents and com­mu­ni­ties have the right to par­tic­i­pate in de­ci­sions that af­fect their schools and the right to ed­u­ca­tion.

— oOo— I at Sta. Lu­cia El­e­men­tary School, Sta. Ana Dis­trict. The au­thor is Teacher

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