As an adult, do you remember being much dependent on technology for your education? Not much, because although technologies were getting advanced, you were not taught lessons with a video or slideshow, but by your parents – tutors and the teachers at the educational institutions. The 21st century is still being enriched with newer technologies for educational purposes such as app and software with artificial intelligence, support websites, informative videos, slides and a number of educational gadgets. Technology will change education in near future and is changing gradually at present but under no circumstances, would it replace the teachers because even those websites, apps, software and videos are created by teachers.
Sis Loves Me Taking Over
Technology is already taking over the classic ways of having time for learning or… entertainment. While in the past you had to use CDs or DVDs todays youth is depending on streaming services only.
The perfect example of such service is Sis Loves Me (adults only) that features the world’s most famous videos with step sisters. It’s packed with over 200 episodes and being launched back in 2016 it still operates to thousands of members in 2019. Can we say that technology of tomorrow is already here?
When it comes to teaching, though…
No. The contribution of teachers in our life starts right during infancy and at home because the first teachers are the parents who give you a primary idea of education. Then onwards, kids learn new things from their teachers in play schools, elementary school, colleges and universities. Here are different steps of education described to concretize the idea of no-replacement of teachers by technology.
have the help of interactive videos and lessons from internet as well as CDs
and DVDs consisting important lessons to know about alphabets, colors, animals,
flowers, fruits etc. These lessons from technology make them eager to learn
more when they get admitted to a school and there begins their more interactive
educational journey with flesh and blood teachers as they teach them with
real-time experiences. The kids also get the idea of competition and friendship
with other kids in classroom that is not limited to the technical gadgets
within four walls of home.
is the foundation of a student’s education because here teachers are more
thorough in their approach of giving the basic idea of each subject. While the
technological sources offer compact knowledge, the teachers explain those
compact ideas in detail while clearing any doubt arising among the students.
Teachers give proper attention to each student, hone their knowledge, give
home-works and check them so evaluate the progress of the students.
for gadgets, videos or software, there is hardly any scope for kids to clear
their doubts after a lesson. Technology doesn’t offer much practice or
home-work facility to help students understand how much they have understood
The formative years of high school education is dependent on both the skilled teachers and the technologies. As the students grow up, the syllabus grows extensively and in most cases, it is not possible for a teacher to cover an entire subject topic in one period. Hence, both the students and the teachers take aid from the technological aspects such as showing a film on a projector, giving practical lessons of computer, giving students projects involving digital media and so on. Students are also encouraged to surf the internet to get more details on their subject matters, current affairs and various general knowledge.
as a whole you can say that in high school, technology and teachers both play
vital roles in a student’s education –just as a teacher’s role can never be
fulfilled by technology alone, without exploring the technological facets,
students’ education would be incomplete.
when a student enters college or pursues higher education from universities,
the dependence on teachers and technologies grow significantly. It can be said
beyond any doubt that the in-depth knowledge of professors and lecturers cannot
match that you find in any software, film, website, video or app unless they
consist any research thesis by the professors. That being said, it is always
useful to take help of these technological features to increase your knowledge
acquired from the lectures in classroom.
all means, one can say that the teaching method is changed now with technology
going hand-in-hand with the teachers. However, as much as technology is making
the job of teachers easier and education more interesting to students, there
will be never any replacement.
A brand-new year brings new and improved
technological changes. Say hello to 2019! Technology has brought about positive
changes in every sector. Whether it is banking, agriculture or even education,
technology makes everything fall in place! Speaking specifically of education,
this year we shall witness a major transformation.
This is very true. Digital entertainment is on par with technology and we know the bond is only to become stronger. When it comes to adult industry, it’s the leader in mixing these two aspects. Recent example? The opening of NubilesET series, where popculture and mass media entertainment, thank to technology, is taken one step further and shown in a very… sexual way.
The Ways In Which Technology Will Bring A Change In Education This Year
2019 is the year for social change which
comes about when there is a need for growth and advancement. There is an urgent
need to shift our focus towards technology. The world has not reached the
ultimate level, but we are certainly getting there.
Firstly, the world will have access to 5G. While the world was going gaga about 3G and then 4G, now is the time to embrace 5G. How will this replacement help students? The 5G network will be robust, and a greater number of students will be able to get connected to the internet. It will be 40 times faster than the Wi-Fi you have in your home. Teachers will be able to embrace technology in their classroom!
Schools in Egypt have embraced technology by offering digital content. This is not just an e-book; it is an interactive form of e-book or a virtual lab where students can watch educational videos and read articles. Smart boards and tablets will become a part of every classroom! Most of the educational institutions are implementing this new-found technique.
Massive Open Online courses (MOOCs) are a curricula or course that everyone has access to. The teachers will be able to upload videos that are helpful for the students to grasp a concept. e-Learning is certainly more affordable than buying endless books from the market. Funnily, we are educating the children about ‘saving paper’ and not cutting down trees but schools and colleges are doing the same by selling books and notebooks.
Virtual reality will be much more interesting in the year 2019. Students will be able to wear a pair of glasses and get virtual lessons from Newton himself. This will be an extraordinary and helpful experience for the children because they can relate to it. When a student watches videos and gets in touch with virtual reality, he/she’s able to remember the experience and the story-telling method. Books may seem monotonous for children, but virtual reality and videos will always keep them engaged.
it is 2019 or 2028, technology will keep improving the educational techniques.
It is a possibility that the next generation may see the future or interact
with the aliens. Technology is a gift and all the institutions should embrace
it with open arms.
will be a rise in digital content this year, and academicians have predicted
that it will bring about a positive social change.
As parents, we all want the very best for our children, especially their education, but how many of us look up the best K-12 schools in the Unites States and move to ensure that our children really are getting the best education. With School Choice, one might suppose it is an option, but before doing anything drastic, why don’t we do a review of those top schools and find out what makes them the best. We will take a look at the best private K-12 schools, best public high schools, best charter schools, and best online schools.
Best Private K-12 Schools
2) Phillips Exeter Academy
3) St. Paul’s School
4)The Lawrenceville School
5) Choate Rosemary Hill
Phillips Academy Building
It’s easy to be number one when your student teacher ratio is an average 6:1 and you’re paying a yearly tuition that’s worth a full college tuition. I’m not sure what makes them the best when looking at how many surveys were answered by parents and students of the schools and the top average is 14. Money and living in New England make you the top 5 Best Private K-12 School.
Best Public High School
Walter Payton College Prep
Northside College Prep
Aldai E. Stevenson
Thomas Jefferson H. for Science & Technology
Illinois Mathematic & Science Academy
The rest of the country needs to take a look at Illinois, they are definitely doing something right in their education system, especially Aldai E. Stevenson High School. Having almost 4,000 students and maintaining the kind of numbers that they are. What is in their water? Part of the key to success at any high school is going to be student teacher ratio; even at a school with a high student body ratio, they are able to maintain a low teacher/student number.
Best Charter School
Charter School of Wilmington
Benjamin Franklin High
Orleans Parish, LA
BASIS Oro Valley
Oro Valley, AZ
BASIS Scottsdale Building
It comes as no surprise that the Charter for these schools is primarily STEM programs and that once again the class sizes are incredibly small. Reading some of the reviews from the students are interesting as they speak of the rigor of the classes and that parents are very strict, wanting the best for their students. I believe this is everywhere.
After reviewing the top five schools in the nation in the categories of Public, Private and Charter for high schools, I wasn’t personally overly impressed. As an educator in a past life, I could have been a top 5 educator in the nation if I only had 5 students to teach in every class, had the best equipment, and made the salaries I can only assume some of the New England teachers are making. The point is that what has been said about improving education for our students is still true no matter where you live.
Class sizes need to be smaller
Teachers need to be motivated and held to a standard of excellence
Modern technology needs to be provided in every classroom
Teachers, students, parents, and administrators all need to help each other out and work together
Students must be held to a higher standard of learning
When these conditions are met, then every school will be a top 5 school in the country.
Currently, there is a push for online education from many higher learning institutions; however, many are looking towards Hybrid Education as a source of alternative educational means that might make more sense, and have more advantages than the full-time switch over.
Hybrid learning refers to a course whose curriculum is a mixture of traditional in-class instruction and learning activities found online. Ideally, it is a blending of both kinds of teaching and instruction at their best. Meaningful relationships are made with teachers and classmates and educational learning is taking place online (Fanter, 2010).
Person teaching through the internet
Hybrid teachers like internet instructors must make their classes ready for the internet. However, in their case, their class content is more effective than both classroom and online because students can get the best of both worlds: Researching of content instead of note-taking, plus active-learning such as group-projects and case studies.
Hybrid instruction outweighs both individual methods of meeting educational needs. Some of the benefits are that Hybrid instruction frees up campus traffic and classroom space, it also helps improve writing and computer skills as part of the ‘unintended’ benefits. However, its greatest benefits take place in the classroom and on the computer. It encourages time management, critical-thinking skills, problem-solving, and self-directed learning; for both students and teachers this promotes ‘active learning’ and the result is subject mastery or knowledge (2010).
They pointed out that hybrid learning gave students time, and alternative methods of communicating, networking, and interacting with other students. Students in K-12 who might not ever work together or socially associate in public settings have the opportunity to work together in a virtual world. Additionally, this covers the best of four global trends: awareness of different races, use of technology, hybrid learning, and effective teaching.
Child learning through the internet
The possibility of K-12 education transitioning to hybrid education is not a feasible idea for another few decades until the home computer is available in every home; however, it already happens in almost every college and university across the United States and first world countries.
Hybrid classes have become so popular, that most college catalogs often must list two different styles of Hybrids.
1. Hybrid (Class heavy) – where there is a majority of class time.
2. Hybrid (Lab Heavy) – where the majority of the time is spent in the lab.
In both cases, a course guide, description, and syllabus are made available to the student, and the student is required to meet all requirements, including participating in required attendance. If there is any confusion, students should clarify at the beginning of each class term, and never forget to handle all class expectations. It is also still the college student’s job to E-mail the college professor at the beginning of the course should questions arise and maintain a high level of proactivity.
Seemingly, the only downfall of Hybrid education is the lack of a recognized standard for the structure. Hybrid classes have pedagogical flexibility giving the instructor full determination on learning goals, content, objectives, activities, and available resources.
It is also the determination of the instructor of how much time is spent in the classroom and how much time will be spent online.
This type of pedagogy is not suggested for K-12 education; for this type of learning system to be in place in K-12 education, the instructor would have to add recognized standards to the lesson plans for it even to be accepted into the curriculum. Teachers of K-12 at secondary level who wanted to score Exemplary might consider going the extra mile and creating an extra class-type and proving how this would work and does work.
The 21st century’s world citizens hail global trends in educational systems, and educational courses around the computer. Parents, educators, administrators, and world leaders are all concerned about the worlds educational needs. Automation and technology are now, and will continue to be leading industries in the United States. With that knowledge, classes in both of these future trends should be a priority.
The world sees technology as part of a learning pedagogy because of its possible positive influences on effectiveness, student-centered learning, and time-management.
One might say that the roles have not been replaced, but improved upon if used correctly. That technology and computers are supposed to work together and improve not hinder my child’s:
Engagement of parental units
Focus on Staff and Student punctuality
Extended learning times (2017)
Woman searching on oogleg
Personal interaction is still in a small way prevalent, yet these trends exist as a way to use this, not as a sole distributor of education but as a contributor. Either way, the use of technology has become part of many states’ educational and tested standards and has been added to the curriculum. Teachers in K-12 are supposed to use some form of technology as part of the daily class routine. Unless, of course, your child decides to go a different route and registers for online courses which are now even available to high school students.
Automation as a field of study is understood, but as a replacement for a human teacher, no matter how highly technologically advanced, is not something that can be educationally sound on any level and certainly not in K-12 grades. A flipped classroom has been tried in which a video of a teacher is watched as an alternative technological method, but education leaders argue that teachers will always be needed. Their presence is required to help comprehend issues and help understand the material and answer any questions about this material. The teacher can also become a tutor, facilitator, and spend more one-on-one time with students (2017).
A great example of which both education and technology used
The key to successful use of technology in education and not allowing total automation is the acknowledgment in the necessity of educators and the correct planning of the technological advancements and the role technology will play (USDOE, 2017). In 2017, The United States Department of Education published a National Update Reimagining the Role of Technology. The topics of inclusion are Learning – Engaging and Empowering Learning through Technology; Teaching- Teaching with Technology: Leadership- Creating a Culture and Condition; Assessment- Measuring for Learning; Infrastructure – Enabling Access and Effective Use. It is obvious that the Department of Education thinks that technology and understanding all its possibilities is important to the educational needs of our students.
It is this publication that reaffirms that important aspects of technology in education will always be necessary. It is an important tool, affirming relationships between teachers and students, adapting learning experiences for all students, and reinventing approaches to learning and working together. Every educator should be using technology and familiarizing him or herself with all possible technological advances in the educational world before the educator is left behind. Likewise, policymakers in the education fields need to prepare for the inevitable changes, and create courses and curriculums that teach how to maintain the software and instruments of the new technology and automation.
As early as middle school more STEM programs need to be made available, secondary schools need to have more in-trade school students, and code literate students in their vocational training.
Colleges need to become more affordable and grants and scholarships more accessible (Cook, 2015).
The answer to the whirlwind and upheaval of the new century of technological and automation breakthroughs for the world of education is to ‘gear up’ and make ready for generations of students who will be needing jobs, and the future is set for jobs in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Middle schools, high schools, and colleges need to set their primary goals on creating courses fit for educating and meeting those needs. Only in this manner are we going to be able to bridge the unemployment gap and the low educational statistic gap.
Upon doing an internet search for Changes in Global Education Trends, it seemed everyone, in every field and every walk of life seemed to have an opinion and a blog about the subject, and with good reason as the area of Education Trends in the U.S. is a topic of conversation globally. In simple terms, the Education trends for the U.S. have always been:
Testing & Assessment
Sizes of classroom and schools
Equality in Education
Gender Recognition in Schools
School Choice, Management
Teacher Assessment and Quality
Merging of technology and media
A newer trend arising is the merging of technology and media in all cultures across the world and this is something that is markedly altering the method by which we learn and discover around the globe and how we question the very fundamentals of education (CML, 2017).
Looking at what the Center for Media Literacy considers to be the world’s education trends and issues, we see a list of titles that includes topic areas such as:
Empowerment through Education: The acknowledgment that higher education affords students a higher socioeconomic status as an adult and opens them to further possibilities post-secondary school; and expressing the importance of finishing high school (CML,2017).
How to Use Technology to Make You More Aware and Alive: Technology is one of the top fields of employment at present and in the future, and a higher education is needed to obtain a position in this field (Byrne, n/a).
Learning with Technology: Proof that technology supports learning (Marshall, 2017).
What we Know about Young Children, TV and Media Violence: What experts have learned about the effects of TV on young children (CML, 2017).
As we more deeply explore the subject of global trends or Megatrends the future vision of educators is focused primarily on economic and employment demands and the individual’s priorities for the future. According to the British Council, while megatrends influence much of higher education, other critical trends will impact K-12 Education both presently and as anticipated in the years to come (Hughes, 2017).
Yet, another source agrees that education taught through technology will transform learning. “Technology created with education will transform how people are taught” (Hughes, 2017, p.12).
Hughes also brings up other agreed-upon international K-12 trends. For example:
Specific Skills Employment: Many jobs will be replaced by technology, so that leaves employment with greater skills and higher degrees, like those in the STEM programs. Educational programs will have to be made available to students (2017, p.14).
English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI): In the United States, ESOL (English as a Second Language) is taught as part of the curriculum as the U.S., as well as other countries, realizes that knowing the language is still a linguistic, economic, and pedagogical necessity (2017, p.16).
Student-Centered Experiences, Environments, and Education: Schools and universities are discovering that students in educational environments that are student-centered and combined with creativity, innovation, design, and performance will have a more enriched and empowered education and are more likely to stay in K-12 and continue through school into post high school education (Patrick, 2015).
Increasing Cross-Cultural Diversity: Identifying, recognizing, punishing, and banning situations of clear racism and discrimination, and creating a society where cultural diversity is accepted and taught (Parker, 2013).
US Department of Education Building
Understanding the trends that drive the forces behind the education field globally will help the American society comprehend what pushes the deciding factors of the decision-makers in the U.S. Department of Education. The U.S.DOE’s goals and mission of incorporating these trends is based on the knowledge that these trends will assist in the empowering of future generations of students, provide for the inclusion and support of families, support the longitudinal views and foundation of administrations at the school level, and accept the necessary and approved changes made by policy makers at a district level.