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Technology in Education Is a Plus but Teachers Remain Important as Ever

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Though technology in education always gets plenty of hype, but is it really worth in the absence of a veteran teacher? Letâs find out!

The modern classrooms are faced with an onslaught of recent technologies. Be it the administrators, teachers, students or even the parents, everyone is being told time and again that technology is the ultimate whetstone through which we can hone our education system.

Technology can expand minds and change the world, they say.

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This may be true, but technology is not the panacea that it has hyped out to be.

As much novelty an iPad may bring into a classroom, it certainly cannot replace a teacher anytime soon.

In fact, influx of the upcoming technologies actually means greater demand for more qualified teachers.

The Core Problem

As soon as someone talks about the use of technology in education or how tuition in Singapore can get better with it, the conversation directly drifts away from educational pedagogy and invariably transforms into the expensive gadgets that now adorn modern classrooms.

This is exactly where we need to realize that sleek and powerful gadgets flowing into the classrooms constitute just another part of any teacherâs toolkit.

Technology is not the whole lesson but it is here to enhance the learning experience of the lesson.

Ask a senior educator who understands the school education system as well as the way tuition in Singapore is delivered and s/he will tell you just how well teachers can use technology. But if you want to replace teachers completely â no, thatâs not going to happen. Their role is even more important now.

A classroom well equipped with laptops for every student may be capable enough to offer many opportunities as compared to a classroom with a single computer for the use of a teacher.

But the abundance of such technology is not going to work as education systemâs magic bullet.

The Future

The Education Minister of Singapore, Heng Swee Keat recently stated that technology certainly matters, but what matters most are the teachers.

Rightly so, our classrooms are changing rapidly and undoubtedly they will look quite different from what they are today. New technologies will replace the existing one, but whatever be the scenario, teachers arenât going anywhere.

Though technology in education always gets plenty of hype, but is it really worth in the absence of a veteran teacher? Letâs find out!

The modern classrooms are faced with an onslaught of recent technologies. Be it the administrators, teachers, students or even the parents, everyone is being told time and again that technology is the ultimate whetstone through which we can hone our education system.

Technology can expand minds and change the world, they say.

Technology in Education Is a Plus but Teachers Remain Important as Ever - Image 1

This may be true, but technology is not the panacea that it has hyped out to be.

As much novelty an iPad may bring into a classroom, it certainly cannot replace a teacher anytime soon.

In fact, influx of the upcoming technologies actually means greater demand for more qualified teachers.

The Core Problem



As soon as someone talks about the use of technology in education or how tuition in Singapore can get better with it, the conversation directly drifts away from educational pedagogy and invariably transforms into the expensive gadgets that now adorn modern classrooms.

This is exactly where we need to realize that sleek and powerful gadgets flowing into the classrooms constitute just another part of any teacherâs toolkit.

Technology is not the whole lesson but it is here to enhance the learning experience of the lesson.

Ask a senior educator who understands the school education system as well as the way tuition in Singapore is delivered and s/he will tell you just how well teachers can use technology. But if you want to replace teachers completely â no, thatâs not going to happen. Their role is even more important now.

A classroom well equipped with laptops for every student may be capable enough to offer many opportunities as compared to a classroom with a single computer for the use of a teacher.

But the abundance of such technology is not going to work as education systemâs magic bullet.

The Future

The Education Minister of Singapore, Heng Swee Keat recently stated that technology certainly matters, but what matters most are the teachers.

Rightly so, our classrooms are changing rapidly and undoubtedly they will look quite different from what they are today. New technologies will replace the existing one, but whatever be the scenario, teachers arenât going anywhere.

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  1. 19 May 14
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    Yes it is write that technology in education is a plus point in education and students are taking full advantage of it. coursework box is also providing teaching tips to students.

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