Students have come a long way from cutting out pictures in magazines to paste in their assignments. Nowadays, it’s as easy as going into Google and printing out images.
A tick, a flick, a few clicks of the mouse and you can have an A plus for your assignments. It also exposes you to more information which makes you learn from a wider angle. It’s pretty cool, if you think about it.
Technology has made students’ life a whole lot easier and made learning a lot quicker.
Yes, technology has definitely shaped our children brighter futures.
Students and research
The term ‘research’ is quite common among students. You can ask any student and they should be able to tell you the simple steps to researching information for an assignment or a semester project.
Through all this, technology has given a great help to students who are assigned to submit papers and studies on different subjects. Some of the common ways where technology has helped students are:
The internet. Obviously, using Google and other search engines to look for the answers in their assignments, and look for more reference in their papers.
Libraries. As old-school as libraries may seem to be, it has adapted a little sense of technology in the form of using computers to arrange books which makes it easier for students to locate them.
Actual research. With the help of information technology, students are now more hands on when it comes to research, which means they get to learn on-the-job.
With technology, students are now more exposed to out-of-the-classroom learning which allows them to develop the skill of out-of-the-box ideas.
This means learning does not get isolated and focused within the classroom only. By giving them assignments and allowing them to learn new things on their own, the learning does not stop within the four walls of the classroom only.
By giving students an outline of their assignment and allowing them to work from there on their own, we are also teaching them to have initiative.
For instance, giving them a research topic and assigning them to expound on that. With the use of technology for their research, they can start with what they know and learn more from there.
This will develop their initiative on the direction of their assignment. This will also open their eyes wider in learning more on their own.
With technology, students have more fun in doing assignments because they learn new things in a colorful and hands-on manner. Not only focused on the internet, students learn to use technology for their growth and knowledge.
For something that we all know is going to continuously improve, teaching students to use technology is their first steps to being knowledgeable about the ‘adult world’.