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Are there certain curricular areas in which technology is more useful than in others? Explain

There are barriers that prevent the implementation of technology in classrooms, based on your experiences what barriers exist? What are some solutions to this?

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Interesting questions! Let's take a closer look through discussion and example. I also attached two supporting articles for convenience, some of which this response is drawn.

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1. Are there certain curricular areas in which technology is more useful than in others? Explain.

The implications for the 'Technology Revolution' in education are huge. Even though technophobes such as Kevin Robins and Frank Webster are skeptical over the appropriateness of technology in education, most scholars and practitioners in this field realize that students must learn to work with computers or they will be left behind. Nicholas Burbeles and Thomas Callister, Jr., for example, point out that new technologies are becoming increasingly important for participation in social, economic, political and cultural life in our society (p.19). If we do not educate our students on the appropriate use of these technologies, we are not preparing them for full participation in our democracy ...

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This solution highlights certain curricular areas in which technology might be more useful than in others, as well as any barriers that prevent the implementation of technology in classrooms. Supplemented with two articles on the implications of computers and technology in the classroom.

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