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Integrating Technology into Education

Technology in the classroom has been and continues to be a point of discussion among educators. From narratives such as “Is Google Making Us Stupid” to more positive views as shown above, everyone has an opinion on the hows whys whens and wheres of technology in education. The largest challenge for educators in implementing technology into their lessons is knowing the answers to those very questions. As stated in the video, if you can teach the lesson without technology, great. There are instances where it might not be appropriate or necessary to integrate technology into a lesson. But, there might be times when as an educator, you should. Creativity and allowing students a space in which they can engage their creativity is a key factor in 21st century education. Science literacy is about more than knowing facts, formulas and laws – it’s also about knowing how to create based on the facts formulas and laws that students know.