What technology recourses can we use?

In the 21st century everything has to do with technology. Without technology most of the people are lost. Technology obviously plays a big role in schools to accompany 21st century education. Technological recourses that are used in South African schools are a bit behind then overseas because of our lack of resources. When you look at schools in America children take their notebooks and their ipads to school only working on them making the learning process so much faster and effective. Another thing that lack in South Africa is the fact that children in rural schools do not only have the resources but they lack the knowledge that goes with using the resource. Other resources we can use in the school can be in a subject like science or biology. They work with microscopes and they need all kinds of equipment.

Technologies are not an end in themselves; technologies are tools students use to create knowledge and to create personal and social change. There should be full access to technology.  If students do not have computers or access to the Internet at home, together we will find a way to provide them.  If we can, we will obtain laptops for every student and teacher.  Buildings will need to be wired in such a way that students can access their files, as well as the Internet, from anywhere in the school.  Various labs and learning centres should be set up around the campus.  Art, music, theatre, television, radio and film studios can be created with relatively small expenditures.  All classrooms should have televisions to watch broadcasts created by their school as well as by other schools in the district.


About Monique

I am a PGCE student at the University of Pretoria. I completed my BA Degree in Education and Psychology in 2011. I like going to the movies and taking long walks on the beach......

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