Using Technology in the Classroom


Technology is the application of scientific knowledge for practical aims. It involves the use of tools and machines to help achieve certain goals such as preparing meals, communicating with others or building structures. Technology also refers to the tools used in the production of devices such as computers and vehicles. It may also include software and other virtual technologies.

While it may seem like science and technology are closely linked, the development of a piece of equipment doesn’t require rigorous scientific experimentation to succeed. Many early tools were discovered through trial and error, such as cheesemaking, without needing a specific theory of bacteria or how to make milk turn into cheese.

In the modern world, technology is an integral part of everyone’s daily lives. It is essential for businesses as it makes processes more efficient and reduces errors. It also provides better access to information and helps to increase productivity and profitability.

Using technology in the classroom will prepare students for technical working environments when they leave school and start looking for jobs. Having access to the internet on their laptops and tablets will enable them to find all the learning resources they need for a task, which will save time spent asking for help or visiting technology centers or labs.

Using technology in the classroom will promote collaboration, as it allows students from different schools or countries to work together online. They can collaborate on a project using an online whiteboard, such as myViewBoard, and share files with each other.