By: Camryn Noess
One advantages of having 1 to 1 technology is that it can personally move at the speed of the students needs, and ability. Videos can be paused and viewed multiple times by student’s for whom the traditional lecture moves too quickly. Students can also learn in the style they learn best, and keeps the student from getting bored in class. Content delivery through lecture-based learning can be replaced by student research or even project-based learning, which can keep students engaged in their work. Some programs use adaptive technology that gets harder or easier based on previous student responses.
In the real world, for nearly every job you may take, you have to know how to operate a computer. Teaching this skill to children early will give them an advantages and a learning curve for when they are adults. The students that study on computers, phones, or tablets, study for an average of 40 minutes more per week than those who do not.
1 to 1 technology is great for many subjects like math, science, and all other subjects. For math, students don’t have to carry heavy math books around and can look up help if needed. For English, it is much easier to type and finish papers. For history, maps and the textbook are at your fingertips. For science, lab reports are made easier to type and turn in, also to do labs if missed a day. For languages, there is spelling and grammar help to make sure you stay caught up on the work. Technology also helps you keep an open mind about everything. Information is received quicker. Overall, schools/ teachers can grade the assignments right away and can be and more efficient.
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