Many of today’s high-demand jobs were created in the last decade, according to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). As advances in technology drive globalization and digital transformation, teachers can help students acquire the necessary skills to succeed in the careers of the future.
How Important Is Technology in Education? Benefits, Challenges, and Impact on Students
How important is technology in education? The COVID-19 pandemic is quickly demonstrating why online education should be a vital part of teaching and learning. By integrating technology into existing curricula, as opposed to using it solely as a crisis-management tool, teachers can harness online learning as a powerful educational tool.
Technology and Its Impact on Physical Education
Technology is ubiquitous. According to a 2017 survey from the Consortium for School Networking, 40 percent of districts in the U.S. were one-to-one, which is nearly twice as many as in 2014 (Medlin, 2019). Technology is changing things in schools, including physical education classes. According to Hanski (2016), technology is helping students’ physical education experience change their sedentary lifestyles into physically active and fit lifestyles. Technology is certainly positively impacting students’ learning and their health.
A handful of researchers still question whether or not technology has a place in physical education classrooms. There is certainly a fine line of when technology becomes more of a distraction rather than a support or resource.
How One School District Encourages Creativity and Innovation with Technology
There is no greater power than that of a creative mind bolstered by a strong foundation of learning.
That is what we believe at St. Vrain Valley Schools, and it is the basis of our efforts to ensure our students are well equipped to enter the workforce and higher education with the skills they need to become the next generation of innovators and creators. This philosophy about using technology in education would also benefit other K–12 districts.