Teachers and Parents Supports Use of Gizmos in Schools

students studying using apple laptopsA poll made by Leading Education by Advancing Digital Commission has revealed that a greater number of teachers and parents support the use of technology in classrooms. The result of the survey also shows to support the move that school systems to be more aggressive in addressing that pressing need to integrate the use of technology in classrooms.

The poll is a result of surveying 812 K-12 teachers in the public sector and 883 parents. An astounding percentage shows that 91% of parents surveyed as well as 96% of teachers think that technology will contribute to learning of students of today and the coming decades. The respondents also believe that technology is a necessary tool to enhance learning of today’s American students.

There’s a huge demand towards the use of technology in classrooms given that the iPad and other tablets are increasingly being used as an alternative to college textbooks. Authors are starting to utilize online publishing tools in order to a new kind of textbook where lessons are presented by chunk based on topic compared to current textbooks of today where all lessons are presented in chronological way starting from general to specific.

The move to fortify the use of technology in schools is a response to the worsening quality of education in public school system. It’s alarming to see that public schools lag behind private institutions and schools from other countries. This move also calls for increasing government’s budget allocation on public institutions and policy makers are starting to see how many of the public school programs will benefit from bigger budget.

The survey also show that majority of the parents and teachers (76 percent of parents, 89 percent of teachers) expressed their interest in purchasing a $200 any internet-powered digital device than buying traditional textbook.

While the intention was good and the overall response to all the concerned groups is positive, teachers expressed concerns they are not receiving the needed training to become fully comfortable with the technology to be used in classrooms as well and use them to their full capacity. This has always been a normal response when change occurs and both policy makers and the appropriate government representatives in the education department are working together to make the transition as smooth as possible and help teachers adapt to the changes effortlessly.

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Using Technological Innovations in Classrooms and Bookstores

book held by a handThe use of new technology to usher a new age of how things are done in any industry is a sure driver towards innovation. We’ve seen this again and again and we realize that companies which fail to address the needs of its consumers or those that are slow to innovate usually don’t last long.

The same thing applies in the production of textbook as well as how college bookstores operate on a daily basis. Surely, printed textbooks are here to stay and it will take time before ebooks begin to occupy much of students yearly budget for textbooks.

Yet, with the current trend of tablet production all over the globe, there’s no doubt that textbooks will soon be a thing of the past come 2015. The IT@School Project is one big promising project where policy makers would like to see traditional textbooks vanished by 2015 and all current textbooks be converted to digital format before the set target. They also want to see more textbooks to become available to students for free.

Western countries as well as some in Asia are spearheading programs that will soon revolutionize the way student access their course materials or textbooks. Plans to replace traditional print textbooks to eBooks are becoming a norm and it’s only a matter of time before we start to see all these happen before our very eyes.

The use of these new technology will greatly minimize the cost of college textbooks and open up new avenues for a more flexible learning mode for students. Imagine the possibilities these technologies will bring to student as well as the savings parents will have as part of these changes.

New eBooks will either be preloaded in computer tablets or part of it preloaded or static and most are available in distant server where dynamic content are stored. The possibilities are endless and all these are made possible by the innovations made by companies who are eager to bring the same type of innovation to the classrooms.

CourseEasy has worked really hard to bring the kind of technology that is needed in this 21st century in order to help college bookstores capture the market that has been avoiding them for decades. To date, college students would usually look at their college bookstores just to see the books available and shop elsewhere. This trend has been going on for many years and little has been done to actually address it.

CourseEasy is equipped with the necessary technology to supply businesses like college bookstores to offer the needed services and help students get the textbooks they want at the right price and at the right place and time. With CourseEasy proprietary technology, students can now use college bookstores websites as a means to communicate with their fellow students, save on college textbook, and track their performance in school.

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