TECHNOLOGY PARTNER IN LEARNING
JO ABBEY DUCUT-ESTRELLA
We know for a fact that we are now in the modern world of technology. That means that as an educator/ teacher we should be flexible in terms of using those kinds of technology. We are now in the new trends of the curriculum in education. Computer is one of the products of our new technology that we used in teaching our students. In using those computers, our lesson will be more effective and the learning of our students is more enjoyable than using the traditional method of teaching. As part of being a teacher we should know how to make a power point presentation, downloading videos and music through other websites, making our reports by using Microsoft excel like computing the grades of our students and many more. We can say that using computers have advantages and disadvantages. But we should focus on the importance of these computers and what they can computers contribute to us. As a teacher we should advice our students to use the computer for learning purposes.
The main advantages of using these computers is the ability of sharing information between users and the ability of automation because we can do our work easier and faster. And of course the internet connection gives you access in different websites for additional information and application. The internet also allows us to communicate to other people. Using our computers in terms of learning process can helps us to become computer literate which is almost ubiquitously necessary in employment and life in general nowadays. With the used of these computers and the internet offer a fast range of resources and in spreading the process of informing our students. Because teaching our students through the computers are largely audio-visual method of teaching them, which is highly productive and engaging. But some of the problems that we encounter in using the computers comes from inequality in terms of the distribution of technology because not all of our students have the same access to computers or the internet thus, their potentials leads to distraction.
The author is SST I at San Pablo 2nd National High School