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monique06 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted March 21, 2013 at 12:19 PM via web

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How can a comprehensive technology plan increase productivity and effiiency for both students and teachers?

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Michelle Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 21, 2013 at 4:02 PM (Answer #1)

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A comprehensive technology plan increases productivity and efficiency for both students and teachers because of the "four A's". 

First, using technology makes researching and reporting accelerated and achievable. The speed with which students can gather information, analyze and categorize data, and acquire facts in real time accelerates the instructional time, making even real scenarios possible. The process or synthesizing and summarizing research, both parts of Bloom's taxonomy, can also occur at a faster rate making the learning process a very achievable and productive one.

In addition to his, when well-funded, technology ends up being more affordable than traditional textbook and curriculum paper-based purchases. It is also more attainable as it can be ubiquitously found anywhere you go. Students no longer have to wait their turn to go to a library and spend endless hours trying to guide their research. They can do it in real time and using relatively nothing but one tool: a laptop, a smartphone, or a tablet.

When students see their products completed the immediate response is to want to keep learning new things. In the fast-paced environment of the 21st century classroom the amount of engagement prompted by the use of technology is intense-enough to make learning twice as effective than what it was prior to the advent of the Web 2.0. This is how technology, when applied to traditional teaching methods as well, comprehensively addresses the needs of all students.

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