Pros, Cons of Technology in the Classroom

Technology in the classroom is now the linchpin of the educational system, no matter what skeptics may say. But a lot of educators are still on the fence about technology in the classroom – unsure about its benefits and cynical about its ubiquity.
So today on, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, who is a seasoned elementary school educator based in Upstate New York, looks at the pros and cons of technology in the classroom.
Janelle’s pros include:
  • Customized Learning

  • Access to an Infinite Amount of Information

Janelle’s cons include:
  • Loss of Human Connection
  • Promotes Inequality

Janelle sums up her article thusly: “Whether you’re “For” or “Against” educational technology in the classroom, it’s important to consider all of the pros and the cons. In the end, it’s up to you to decide what or how much to use technology in your classroom. At the end of the day, you need to make the best choice for your students.”
What is your position on this topic? Are you for or against the use of technology in the classroom? Please share your thoughts on this topic in the comment section below the actual article on, we’d love to hear what you have to say.
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