Technology is not just a device to make a classroom come more alive but can

Technology is not just a device to make a classroom

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Technology is not just a device to make a classroom come more alive, but can also come in the form of “Assistive Technology." An Assistive Technology Device is any item, piece of equipment, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of students with disabilities. Assistive Technology is available for students with disabilities as well as students who don't have identifiable disabilities. This type of technology can promote positive student achievement for those students that lack the basic mathematical skills. The article states that there are many forms of technology
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BUENAVISTA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL Senior High School New Poblacion, Buenavista, Guimaras 23 that can promote academic achievement. These students are unable to take advantage of important learning tools such as: colored tiles, cubes, pattern blocks, and geoboards. The article explains that virtual manipulative are offered to classroom teachers as a technology alternative. This provides students with the opportunity to work with onscreen manipulative similar to those found in most classrooms. That way all students can be accommodated with the proper technological tools to enhance student achievement. This article relates to the current study because it provides the necessary technology devices and services for students with learning disabilities. These devices obviously can help to improve a student's academic achievement. These technology devices can be further researched specifically to determine the actual outcomes on student achievement (Riley, Beard and Strain, 2001, 47). Information is easily accessible: The internet is a huge information base. It can be used an effective too; for acquiring knowledge. All a web user needs to do is to key in queries to search engines. Users are presented with thousands of search results. There are several websites and web directories that offer information on literally everything in the world. And all this is just a few clicks away. Both teachers and students can benefit from this. Technology has eliminated space and time constraints: Online education and distance learning have given a new dimension to education and higher learning. Even if students
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BUENAVISTA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL Senior High School New Poblacion, Buenavista, Guimaras 24 are geographically far away from each other, they can be a part of one classroom. Though not physically but virtually, they can. Many educational institutes offer online courses, which eliminates time and space constraints in acquiring education. Universities offer online educational programs wherein students can interact with their teachers over the internet, access reference material from the University website and earn degrees online. (Trotter, 20018) Local Literature Technology also saves teaching time as they require short-time to present large information. They can be used to reveal needs and stimulate students’ question. Thus learners’ int erest can aroused, maintained, and stimulated to promote their imaginative power. On the whole, media ensure the application of
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  • Fall '09
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