The Benefits of Educational Technology

Most of you reading this will agree that educational technology can help teachers and students - it provides benefits such as organization, efficiency, collaboration, communication, extra help, virtual experiences and so much more.

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But, sometimes it's hard to convince others that the expense of technology is worth it and hard to show the benefits. Not everything in education is quantifiable.

Technology helps students:

they like it better than paper and pen
provides multimedia to address all learning styles
provides interactive, student centered activities
provides extra support and help resources

Technology helps teachers:

organization and efficiency
finding lesson resources
collaborate with other teachers
connect with parents

Here's an interesting article about this: Can tech help teachers teach and students learn?

Here's an older article I wrote about this: The How's, Why's and Value of Educational Technology - some really good info and examples here.

David Andrade is a Educator, Educational Technology Specialist and Education Administrator in CT. Before teaching, David was an Aerospace Engineer for 10 years.He is the author of theEducational Technology Guy blog, where he reviews free educational technology resources for teachers, discusses ways to use technology to improve teaching and learning, and discusses other issues in education. He is also a professional development trainer, educational technology consultant and presenter at conferences.

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David Andrade, MS Ed, a former educator, edtech specialist and school district CIO, is the Business Development Manager, Google Services, at CDW•G, a leading provider of integrated information technology solutions. He works with schools and internal teams on services and solutions around their Google environment.