“Technology in Education: A future classroom”

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              Technology in education plays an important role in improving the educational skills and knowledge of the people. This is very important especially those who need improve their knowledge in order for them to achieve a successful life in the future. Technology in education is manifested through the use of computers. This is also a great help for teachers since they can already enhance their teaching skills and strategies every time they are facing their class. This technology is very essential for both the students and the teacher but there are some instances wherein this technology is seen to be disadvantageous for both of them as well.

                              Advantages in the use of technologies in education:

  1. Easier Access To Information – they don’t need to bring books back and forth from home to school because they can easily accessed the information in the books through computers with internet connections.
  2. Promotes independent learning in students – students will learn to study themselves.Even without assistance from parents and teachers, students can just look up their lessons online.
  3. Prepares students for the future – through the used of technologies in education, students  are being prepared for the advancements in technologies because it’s already obvious that its going to technologically-focused in the mere future.
  4. Allows teachers to create an exciting way to educate students – it gives students some interesting feeling to study because it also obvious that studying with graphics or any images are used accompanied in the lecture / lessons,.
  5. Has the potential to lower textbook and tuition prices – it can lessen the prices paid in miscellaneous fees because there’s no need of books anymore. Some parents can keep their money for more important purposes.

    Disadvantages of the use of technologies in education:

    1. Laziness in Studying – computers help them find answers faster. This can affect their way of studies.

    2. Makes students vulnerable to potential pitfalls – Technical problems and computer malfunctions can cause loss of assignments and other materials, resulting in high levels of stress that students would rather not experience.

    3. Can diminish overall value of in-person education – it can lessen a bit the learning experience because we can now use video calls for learning but its still much better if you can face personally the educator.

    4. Results in a lack of interest in studying – Because everything is now accessible online or through data saved in a computer or mobile devices, students are likely to develop poor studying habits and a lazy attitude towards education.

    5. Negative views on technology – technologies used in this education can be also used to play games, or entertain in social media activities rather used in learning like using a textbook.

    Posted by:

    Rusel II B. Feliscuzo

    Links:

    http://greengarageblog.org/10-top-advantages-and-disadvantages-of-technology-in-education

    http://occupytheory.org/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-technology-in-education/

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Technology in Education: A future Classroom

Education is changing. Teachers no longer primarily lecture from the front of the class. Students don’t fervently copy the instructor’s words down, read text, and memorize material for a test.

And the classroom itself has changed.

If these reforms have your head spinning, hold on to your sensibilities because lots more are coming in terms of technology in the Education. You thought Smartscreens at the front of the class linked to a computer, students storing schoolwork in the cloud rather than a personal file folder, homework submitted electronically, parents signing up to volunteer on something called “Sign up Genius” and other technology in the classroom was cutting edge?

By the time your newborn baby enters kindergarten, here’s what they’ll find at their schoolhouse. and this will be the Advantages and Disadvantages to the students and the teachers:

Advantages:

Students will each have a digital device. It may be a tablet PC, laptop, Chromebook or Surface — that won’t matter. What’s important is that it is portable, sturdy, fits in a backpack, and is digitally secure. All student work will be done on these. Losing one would be worse than losing a backpack much worse.

Disadvantages

Grades will be posted online immediately. They will always be up to date, enabling students to transparently know where they stand in the class. There will be no more “I had no idea I was doing so poorly in this class.”

By: Jacqui Murray

Posted by: Maria Fe Delicana

 

echnology in Education: A Future Classroom

    Technology is one of the most valuable tools that we have available at our finger tips every day. You can do virtually anything with your smart phone, tablet, or computer. From seeing what time a movie starts, ordering a pizza, and paying your bills the possibilities for technology are endless. And not only are they endless, they are constantly improving to make the things we have to do everyday easier. It sounds pretty awesome right? That thought might change when you put our youth and their education into the mix. Many people believe that the abundance of technology in our schools is hindering students ability to think for themselves and learn old style methods of research. People who support the use of technology in the class room argue that they no longer have to. It’s a touchy subject, that cannot be solved just by an analysis, but learning all of the advantages and disadvantages of having technology in the classroom can certainly give you a well rounded and informed opinion.So, let’s take the advantages of using technology in education. Here are some advantages:

1. Parent’s Peace of Mind
Cell phones now allow us to stay in contact with our friends and family anywhere that we are. It is how students communicate problems and emergencies with their parents when they are at school as well.

2. The Information Highway
Any answer to any question can be found with a few clicks of the keys on the computer or smart phone. Powerful search engines allow an organised and simply way to find the answers that students may need for assignments or projects.

3. Broaden The Mind
Before the internet, children knew what their family taught them. This caused their political and religious views to be the only ones that the children knew. Having access to the technology will expose them to things outside of their parents interests and help them to form their own opinions.

4. Brings Some Fun Into The Classroom
Learning the same exact way from the same person every day can really get…boring. This boredom turns into a lack of motivation in the students. When they are able to integrate computer learning into their normal schedule, they become much more excited to learn.

5. Applicable Education
In the working world, in nearly every job you may take, you have to know how to operate a computer. Teaching this skill in children early will give them an advantages and a learning curve for when they are adults.

Disadvantages 

1. Access To Inappropriate Content
The biggest concern when it comes to the use of technology in schools is how easy pornographic, violent, and other inappropriate materials can be accessed and viewed. This could cause big problems if the material is shared with other students while in the classroom.

2. A Disconnected Youth
This harmful effect of technology has already come to light in today’s world. People are attached to their screens almost 24/7, which is causing an entirely new set of social issues to pop up. This translates into the school system in a bit of a different way, however. More and more students are experiencing social anxieties when it comes to face to face interactions, but are perfectly fine socialising online.

3. The Cyber bullying Trap
Giving students access to anonymous accounts and endless contact avenues can only lead to trouble. Cyber bullying has become a real and in our face problem among young people today. This harassment has no end, which includes the class room. There is also no way to monitor or discipline students who are involved.

4. Inevitable Cheating
While have an easy access to information may seem like a great thing, it can become a real problem in a test taking environment. Cell phones have made cheating easier than ever. You no longer have to figure out how to write all of the answers down, you can just look them up!

5. A Major Distraction
Attentiveness drops drastically in the classroom when students have their cell phones or other technologies out. The focus shifts from their teacher and education, to whatever they are looking at, playing, or doing on their phones.

As much as 60 percent of schools in America, issue laptops or tablets to their students,41% of students are in favor of taking virtual classes,50% of students in middle and high school use the internet to complete work 3 times a week.The students that study on computers, phones, or tablets, study for an average of 40 minutes more per week than those who do not. So, these are the advantages and disadvantages of using technology in education. 🙂

Posted By: Daub, Judems G.

Technology in Education: A Future Classroom

Advantages of Technology in Education

Promotes Independent Learning for the Students
Students can already learn from their own even without the assistance of their parents and teachers. They are just going to surf the internet in order to look for the lessons they need to study. Quick accessibility and well-equipped with the skills and knowledge in operating a computer would be very helpful for the students.

Easier Access To Information
The need for heavy books to be brought back and forth from school and home is no longer needed with technology. The books can stay in the classroom because the information that they need is easily accessed on a computer.

Promotes Exciting Way to Educate Students
Since there are lots of images, videos and other graphics and text that may be found in your computer, more students would feel the excitement in studying through the use of the gadget. This is very important in order to arouse their interest in studying.

Disadvantages of Technology in Education

Laziness in Studying
Computers make is so easy to find answers that students barely have to look for them. This may result in them having poor study habits and developing a lazy attitude toward their education.

Forgetting the Basic Way of Studying
They would no longer rely on the books that are lent by their teachers for them to study since they are already interested to study using the computer. Even simple problems and homework that they need to answer, they are more of seeking the assistance of computers already.

Discovering Unusual Things in the Computer
Allowing the students to surf the internet doesn’t necessarily mean that all the things that they are going to discover are good for their mind and studies. There are several things that are found in the internet which are not good for the students hence they need to be properly guided by their teachers and parents every time they are going to use the computer.

Technology in education plays an important role in the study habits and skills of your child. But, you need to make sure that you are going to be very careful in allowing them to use their computer and surf the internet for them to avoid discovering things that are not part of their studies. It is always important to let them used some of these technology in education as often as it is in order to prevent forgetting the basic way of studying.

(http://occupytheory.org/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-technology-in-education/)

Edna Mae Buniel

TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION: A FUTURE CLASSROOM

“Technology is one of the most valuable tools that we have available at our finger tips every day. You can do virtually anything with your smart phone, tablet, or computer. From seeing what time a movie starts, ordering a pizza, and paying your bills the possibilities for technology are endless. And not only are they endless, they are constantly improving to make the things we have to do everyday easier. It sounds pretty awesome right? That thought might change when you put our youth and their education into the mix. Many people believe that the abundance of technology in our schools is hindering students ability to think for themselves and learn old style methods of research. People who support the use of technology in the class room argue that they no longer have to. It’s a touchy subject, that cannot be solved just by an analysis, but learning all of the advantages and disadvantages of having technology in the classroom can certainly give you a well rounded and informed opinion.”

(http://futureofworking.com/10-advantages-and-disadvantages-of-technology-in-education/)

THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES TO STUDENTS AND TEACHERS

ADVANTAGES

  • Communication-cell phones now allow us to stay in contact with our friends and family anywhere that we are. It is how students communicate problems and emergencies with their parents when they are at school as well.
  • Information-any answer to any question can be found with a few clicks of the keys on the computer or smart phone. Powerful search engines allow an organized and simply way to find the answers that students may need for assignments or projects.
  • Exposure-having access to the technology will expose them to things outside of their parents interests and help them to form their own opinions.
  • Fun-learning the same exact way from the same person every day can really get boring. This boredom turns into a lack of motivation in the students. When they are able to integrate computer learning into their normal schedule, they become much more excited to learn.
  • Applicable Education-in the working world, in nearly every job you may take, you have to know how to operate a computer. Teaching this skill in children early will give them an advantages and a learning curve for when they are adults.

 

DISADVANTAGES

  • Inappropriate Content-the biggest concern when it comes to the use of technology in schools is how easy pornographic, violent, and other inappropriate materials can be accessed and viewed. This could cause big problems if the material is shared with other students while in the classroom.
  • A Disconnected Youth-this harmful effect of technology has already come to light in today’s world. People are attached to their screens almost 24/7, which is causing an entirely new set of social issues to pop up. This translates into the school system in a bit of a different way, however. More and more students are experiencing social anxieties when it comes to face to face interactions, but are perfectly fine socializing online.
  • Cyber-bullying-giving students access to anonymous accounts and endless contact avenues can only lead to trouble. Cyber bullying has become a real and in our face problem among young people today. This harassment has no end, which includes the class room. There is also no way to monitor or discipline students who are involved.
  • Cheating-having an easy access to information may seem like a great thing, it can become a real problem in a test taking environment. Cell phones have made cheating easier than ever. You no longer have to figure out how to write all of the answers down, you can just look them up.
  • Distraction-attentiveness drops drastically in the classroom when students have their cell phones or other technologies out. The focus shifts from their teacher and education, to whatever they are looking at, playing, or doing on their phones.

 

-Geraldine Kaye Medrocillo

Technology in Education: A future classroom

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Technology is everywhere in education: Public schools in the United States now provide at least one computer for every five students. They spend more than $3 billion per year on digital content. Led by the federal government, the country is in the midst of a massive effort to make affordable high-speed Internet and free online teaching resources available to even the most rural and remote schools. And in 2015-16, for the first time, more state standardized tests for the elementary and middle grades will be administered via technology than by paper and pencil.

Advantages – State and federal lawmakers, meanwhile, have wrestled in recent years with the reality that new technologies also present new challenges. The rise of “big data,” for example, has led to new concerns about how schools can keep sensitive student information private and secure. What follows is an overview of the big trends, opportunities, and concerns associated with classroom technology. Links to additional resources are included in each section for those who would like to dig deeper.

Disadvantages to students and teachers – research has also made clear that most teachers have been slow to transform the ways they teach, despite the influx of new technology into their classrooms. There remains limited evidence to show that technology and online learning are improving learning outcomes for most students. And academics and parents alike have expressed concerns about digital distractions, ways in which unequal access to and use of technology might widen achievement gaps, and more.

Source: http://www.edweek.org/ew/issues/technology-in-education/

By: Cristina O. Libuna

The Cosmic Watch

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The Cosmic Watch is an interactive 3d tool. You can use it as a realtime worldclock, time travel machine, an astrolab, an antikythera mechanism, an orrey, an armillary sphere, or an astral-chart generator. The unique thing about the clock face is it’s ecliptic view around the planet. The complex mechanism of telling time is at the touch of your hands with the Cosmic Watch App.

Cosmic Watch time is merely a metric for setting schedules. But a new app aims to change how you view time, by moving beyond hours, minutes and seconds to reveal your position in the cosmos and relate that position to the movement of celestial bodies.

In my opinion, it is very good for the modern technology to upgrade our society and discover more about differences of the time and it is good for travelers to be use. Cosmic Watch App is very wonderful app it’s like your exploring the time of the universe.

Source: w.w.w.Cosmic-Watch.com

Posted By: Libuna, Cristina O.

 

“Cosmic Watch”

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      ” Cosmic Watch is a beautiful curiosity “.
— Gopal Sathe, 04 April 2016 , Cosmic Watch Is a Globe for the Stars —

                This application is really beautiful. This makes my curiosity as apps researcher / lover boost to the highest level at the first time I saw it. This app let our smartphones or touch-pads point to the night sky so that you and I can see far, faraway stars and constellations in the galaxy or in our universe.

                      You will know that, that particular star your looking at every night is a part of a constellation or something astronomical patterns. We can see astronomical events happening using it and also watch astronomical events that happened in the past like an eclipse.

                          We can see the movements of celestial bodies / objects in the space using this Cosmic watch application; (e.g. movements of planets, asteroids, comets, etc) which are really amazing and pretty cool.

                         Its really wonderful because you can adjust the time in seconds in future time and see / watch things happen. You will also know the time in other countries outside your country like China using the World clock tab or button.

                          It’s really, really pretty nice, and one of the best apps ever programmed, invented or created or what so ever you call it, nowadays.

                           I think you can see this particular app at Google Play store.

For more articles like this, you can visit the link below where I got it:

http://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/reviews/cosmic-watch-is-a-globe-for-the-stars-821510

                Posted by: Rusel II B. Feliscuzo 🙂

Cosmic Watch

                The astronomical study of measuring time has been pursued for thousands of years by all major cultures. To know the seasons was of crucial importance for being able to plant and harvest crops in the right moment. Ancient cultures were able to understand the motion of the celestial bodies moving across the night sky and the earth revolving orbiting around the sun in one year, even the complex motion of the moon was decoded making it possible to predict eclipses already in the years BC. The motion of planets remained a mystery for hundreds of years until the heliocentric view made it possible to understand gravity and to calculate the orbits of the wandering stars. This fascinated us.

                   In my own opinion, this latest and trending technology, is an  innovative way to know our current time as well as the past time or ancient times and also it can trigger the orbital way of our planet to know  our time.

The Cosmic Watch has 3 main modes.
This are quick presets to the most useful settings.
To start from zero press on the logo icon at the top left hand corner.

The main modes are:

  • WORLD CLOCK : Timekeeping
  • ASTRONOMY : constellations and planets on your sky
  • ASTROLOGY : a different kind of astral chart
In ancient times this three disciplines where united. We thought it interesting to show the relationship of these disciplines, as they use the same basic knowledge.

THE TIME CONTROL

 
The Time control is the main feature of the Cosmic Watch and holds the key of understanding the apparent motion of the sky.
To fast-forward the time is a mind blowing experience.
It’s like watching a time-lapse video.
Perhaps we don’t know how the future will be, but we know where the planets will be. (The cosmic Watch should be accurate for the next thousand years 🙂

Source: http://www.Cosmic-Watch.com

Submitted to: Ms. Dalagan

For: IT 314 Prelim Exam

Submitted by: Judems Daub

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