THE EFFECTS OF TODAY’S TECHNOLOGY
ALBERT J. MAÑALAC
With the rise and fast advance of developments in today’s technology, many aspects in our everyday lives are affected with it. We find ourselves relying more and more on technology in doing even the most basic tasks.
But we must question ourselves, why is it that latest technology is widespread today and yet inside our own classrooms, we still use old and outdated equipment and even strategies. We still use chalk and chalkboard for our lectures, books and paper for sources of information, and tests are still pen and paper. Yes, we see others using projector screens and other audio visual equipment to present each lesson but is it enough? In this age where the new generation relies more and more on technology, we should find ways, even the smallest ways, to integrate and embrace the latest technology in our everyday classes.
Examples of ways can be presenting your lecture using slide show presentations or using television. Instead of writing on your chalkboard, you can summarize your notes on a single screen. Difficult topics could be presented using video presentations and applications can be done using interactive games using a projector. There are many ways to integrate technology into our own classes and it all depends on your own creativity and willingness to embrace and adapt to new things.
The author is Teacher I at Mancatian Elementary School