Using Educational Technology in Schools

Sources that focus on the pros of the use of educational technology:

Edutopia Staff. (2008, March 18). Why integrate technology into the curriculum?: The reasons are many. Retrieved from 

http://www.edutopia.org/technology-integration-introduction

Gerstein, J. (2014, March 12). Addressing Maslow’s hierarchy of needs in the classroom [Web log post]. Retrieved April 

22, 2014 from http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/addressing-maslows-hierachy-of-needs-

with-technology/

Jung, B. (n.d.). The importance of integrating technology into the classroom. Science. Retrieved from 

http://science.opposingviews.com/importance-integrating-technology-classroom-1569.html

Kessler, S. (2010, September 29). The case for social media in schools [Web log post]. Retrieved from 

http://mashable.com/2010/09/29/social-media-in-school/

Rationale for technology in education. (n.d.). Retrieved from 

http://schoolcomputing.wikia.com/wiki/Rationale_for_Technology_in_Education

sridhar raju. (2013, June 15). Top 10 reasons to use technology in education: iPad, tablet [Video file]. Retrieved from 

Rationale for technology in education. (n.d.). Retrieved from 

http://schoolcomputing.wikia.com/wiki/Rationale_for_Technology_in_Education
Pros and Cons of Using Educational Technology in Schools


Explore four of the sources listed under the “Using Technology in Schools” section of the Week One Resources document. If long, skim the source to get the main ideas. Choose two sources that focus on the pros of technology in schools, and two sources that focus on the cons of using technology in schools. Alternatively, you can choose up to two of the sources that focus on both the pros and cons for two of your four choices.

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