Technology for ESL
While technology in the classroom does have some disadvantages (as you mentioned above), there are also a great number of benefits that outweigh the disadvantages. A few of these benefits include: lightening students' backpacks, allowing teachers to extend the school day a bit, and engaging students.
Technology is often seen as a distraction, but often times it causes students to become more and more interested in their work than they are without it. Some teachers who's students were provided with tablets have chosen to send videos home with their students so that they can learn at home and use their time at school to ask questions and expand on the topic a bit more.
Technology is a huge part of todays society, so it is necessary for students to learn how to use it properly.
Many teachers in technology-filled classrooms have taken the time to teach their students the dangers of the internet and what they can do to avoid those dangers, which parents greatly appreciate.
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- The Disadvantages of Technology in Classroom -- Constitution Guru
- Re: The Disadvantages of Technology in Classroom -- McKenzie