THE EF­FECTS OF TO­DAY’S TECH­NOL­OGY

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! -

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.

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The au­thor is Teacher I at Man­ca­tian El­e­men­tary School

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