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The Importance of Technology in the Future of Education

It’s clear that it’s a digital world and having technology as part of their education is vital for our children’s future.

Try to imagine any part of your day that is not affected by technology.

So why would we not have technology as a critical ingredient to our children’s education?

It’s clear that it’s a digital world and having technology as part of their education is vital for our children’s future.

Technology in Education

As technology develops and innovators introduce new devices, our children should be among the first adopters. If schools have first access to new technology, just think of our children’s capability to develop with the tech. 

In reality, technology has always been a part of education, and it’s our opinion that technology should continue to have an important role in the future.

How Education Has Changed

Remember when you were in school and went to a computer lab? Or maybe you’re old enough to remember microfilm. We think it’s an understatement to say that the classroom has changed in the past few decades.

Nowadays, some schools still have computer labs, while others have iPads that are checked out and delivered to the entire classroom for lessons. In certain counties and states, each child is issued a laptop to track assignments and complete work.

During the pandemic, many schools relied on video learning to continue teaching their students. Something that probably would not have been possible a decade ago.

We think it’s clear that your child’s education is nothing like what we experienced. So what happens if we take that a step further and allow technology to continue to influence our children’s education.

What Technology in Education Could Look Like

Imagine a child learning to read with the help of AI assistants like Alexa or Google Assistant? What if virtual reality was common in all classrooms?

These are just a few examples of how technology can continue to influence the future of education.

Imagine a child with a learning disability; they could use technology to overcome and even prosper in school instead of falling behind. Imagine the confidence someone with dyslexia can have when technology creates fonts that are easier to read. 

Children will have the possibility to learn more about the world than we ever did with virtual field trips and museum tours. What if our kids could virtually time travel to see how the pyramids were built? Or they could visit ancient Rome and see that it actually wasn’t built in a day. 

The possibilities are limitless for this important role that technology can have in the future of educating our children.

Benefits of Tech in Education

We think it’s safe to say that everyone wants our children to have success in school. Smart kids lead to a smarter future. And not only do our students benefit from having technology in school, our teachers and even the community does as well.

Student Benefits

With technology students are able to work at their own pace. Whether they are working ahead of everyone or need a few extra days to understand a concept, there is software and programs available for each child.

With technology, students are also able to have better communication with their teachers and more collaboration with peers. Programs such as Google Drive and Dropbox are becoming more common as teachers continue to invite technology into the classroom.

Teacher Benefits

The communication and collaboration with students is a shared benefit for teachers. They are able to work one-on-one with students better with technology. And there is clear accountability for students when the assignment is digital. (So no more “the dog ate my homework” excuses).

Teachers can also personalize learning for those students who seem to find themselves drawn to a certain subject. 

Technology also allows teachers to minimize resources (not as many papers to print) and also hopefully help manage time between administrative tasks and actually teaching a lesson.

The Future of Technology

As we said, technology is a part of our world, so let’s make it a part of our children’s world. Give them the tools they need to become the world’s leaders for the next generation. And who knows what new and exciting technology they will have for their children’s education.

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