Technology is the use of knowledge to achieve practical goals. It includes both tangible tools such as utensils and machines, as well as intangible ones like software.
Modern technologies are complex, and their designers, builders, maintainers, and users often require sophisticated training. Many are designed to bring the world closer to the way one wishes it to be, and their creation involves deliberating about what that wish should be.
Whether it’s the bullet train that can travel six times as fast as the average speed of a car or the smart hubs that connect household appliances, technology is making our lives easier in almost every way. It’s also helping businesses save time, increase productivity and boost customer service.
But while the outcomes of technology can be impressive, it’s important to remember that behind all these technological discoveries AND achievements are people – and that human curiosity and foresight remain the driving forces.
Using technology in the classroom is a great way to help students learn while building key 21st-century skills. Virtual learning environments, augmented reality and robots can make class more engaging while enabling teachers to personalise lessons to meet the needs of each individual student. Moreover, platforms that allow teachers to log in and see student progress are invaluable for planning lessons. They also allow for more accurate assessment of student progress and performance, ensuring that all learners are making the most of their time in school.