One-to-one computing helps improve test scores and prepare students for careers in the future. One of the positive aspects of using technology in education is that it helps students succeed. According to Kulik’s Meta-Analysis Study, “On average, students who used computers in the classroom, scored at the 64th percentile on tests of achievement compared to students without computers who scored at the 50th percentile” (Schacter). This study shows that technology is creating more just in time learning. When students are curious and wanting to learn more, they can use their device to instantly research further into a topic. Using technology in school not only helps students succeed now, but in the future as well. Technology is helping students learn real life skills, such as how to make presentations using Microsoft Powerpoint, send emails, collaborate with others digitally, and solve common technology problems. These are all 21st century skills needed to be successful in the digital workforce (Cox). One-to-one computing helps increase communication, problem solving skills, and teaches students how to use common technology programs, which will all be necessary for success in the future.
In this video of Raj Dhingra on TED Talks, he talks about the connection between school in the past and the modern school system today. He found that changes need to be made in order for more students to succeed. Technology is one of the major ways that schools have seen it has started to help. It is innovative, creative, and keeping students engaged. This video is relevant to the topic of one-to-one computing because, it is a form of technology schools have started to implement.
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