Technology is everywhere, entwined in almost every part of our lives. It affects how we, socialize, connect and most importantly learn. With their great and increasing presence in our lives it only makes sense to have technology in the classroom. Yet in Ghana this has been slow in implementing in many schools due to some external factors. However it is worth noting that technology is the future and using it in the classroom serves as a highly valuable tool for children in their learning process . Here is why!
If used correctly, will help prepare students for their future careers, which will inevitably include the use of wireless technology. Integrating technology into the classroom is definitely a great way to reach diversity in learning styles. It gives students the chance to interact with their classmates more by encouraging collaboration.
Technology helps the teachers prepare students for the real world environment. As Ghana becomes increasingly more technology-dependent, it becomes even more necessary that to be successful citizens, students must learn to be tech-savvy. Integrating technology in education everyday helps students to stay engaged.
With technology, the classroom is a happier place. Students are excited about being able to use technology and therefore are more apt to learn. When technology is readily available in the classroom, students are able to access the most up-to-date information quicker and easier than ever before.With technology in the classroom the teacher becomes the encourager, adviser, and coach. Students become more responsible. Technology helps students take more control over their own learning. They learn how to make their own decisions and actually think for themselves.
Finally, students can have access to digital textbooks that are constantly updated and often more vivid, helpful, creative, and a lot cheaper than the heavy books they carry in their school bags. The world is changing and Ghana needs to catch especially in the field of technology. The earlier children are introduced to technology the better since that will guarantee that a Ghanaian child will be able to compete with a child from Japan or the United States in any field of education. Test.