As homework for tomorrow we are going to write a blogpost about how we use technology at school and how we work.
Computers are an important part of everyday life, especially in school. Three of the classes at Sandvika High school, including mine, are participating in an experiment. All our schoolwork is done digitally through e-books online and OneNote. In most cases, this is actually great.
It is a lot easier traveling to school, as a lightweight computer is a lot easier to carry. There is no need for any kinds of books. I find it very convenient to have everything on one place. We use programs like Word, OneNote and PowerPoint to take notes and to do our homework.
We use technology in all classes. For example, in Spanish class we use something called “Duolingo” and “Quizlet”, different websites with exercises to learn Spanish grammar, new words and phrases, to mention something. Under you can see a picture from my Spanish class, and you can see that everyone has a computer.
I think that technology is helping me learn, but defiantly in a different way. The use of technology gives us lots of opportunities and we are lucky that we get the chance to try out this method of learning. Still, I think the use of technology unfortunately takes a lot of the attention from us students, and we can easily get distracted for instant by Facebook and other social medias. It can defenetly make us loose focus. Another thing I think is negative about this experiment, is that we doesen`t take notes by hand. It is scientifically proven that when you write with your hand, you learn more. So, I guess there are good and bad sides to technology in class.
Hopefully things will get better in time, and that we take advantage of this chance. We have to remember that it is a big step, to go from almost never using computers in school, to now use it every single day – all day. Step by step we will get more used to it, and we will learn more. I am looking forward to it. I will stay positive an open-minded, and see how it goes. Overall, I am satisfied with the use of technology in the classroom, and I think it is more appealing especially for us young ones.
I am impressed how far technology has come. Our generation has alot of appourtunities, that preveous generations did not have. We are just click away from all the answers to almost any question in the world.
Under you can see pictures of my school.
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