Technology has changed the way we operate in our day-to-day lives. From driving to work to cooking in the kitchen, from the way we do research to the ways we entertain ourselves, all of us are affected by technology. The classroom has not been exempt from changes in technology. And, the good news is that homework is beginning to take on a whole new role. Teachers are beginning to flip their classrooms and the learning has a greater tendancy to be student driven. We all need to continue to push for a major reconfiguration of school as a whole and get our students up to speed!
Increased Classroom Use of Technology
Technology has taken the classroom by storm with 97% of teachers having at least one computer in their classroom as of 2009. Of those computers, 93% have Internet access for student and teacher use. In fact, the student to computer ratio in schools is 5.3 to one. This is a huge increase over the last two decades.