Smaller schools and class sizes are always desired, technology cannot do that physically. However, technology can be a “force multiplier” for the teacher. Education doesn’t stop at the end of the school day because students have access to teachers, resources, and assignments via the web and access these resources at any time. Parental involvement is another factor that can increase student achievement. Most parents these days have extremely busy schedules. School software technology can help. Parents can go to a class website and see what their child is working on, they can contact teachers and they can even check their child’s attendance and grades through online systems.They can connect with students at other schools and do collaborative work with them.
Money is always an issue in education and technology can help. Virtual field trips, electronic forms instead of paper, email instead of printed memo’s, virtual labs, electronic textbooks, online resources can all save schools money and give students excellent educational experiences. Teachers can use technology to find resources. They can also create personal learning networks to find and share ideas and resources, and get support from their colleagues. Technology can give teachers and students great resources, new opportunities for learning, ways to collaborate and create, and save money. Technology is a very powerful tool for education.