Technology has become a major component in American classrooms and has the capacity to change the way teachers teach and the way students learn. Technology has allowed our world to become increasingly smaller. Will technology continue to be a factor in driving educational change? Analyze how technology could encourage globalization in U.S. education.
In the age of globalization we are all more connected than ever before. The rates at which we exchange information are at an unprecedented level. This substantial flow of information and knowledge presents myriad opportunities for engagement, collaboration, and open information-sharing.
This free flow of information also poses significant challenges- understanding and filtering knowledge are difficult skills to acquire. Teachers now need to equip students with the ability to not only find answers to problems, but to find ALL of the answers available and to make educated judgments based on the knowledge found. This is no easy task for educators.
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Technology in American classrooms is emphasized.