Theauthors of the article examine many different aspects of integrating technologyinto the classroom.
The authors examine the obstacles teachers face when usingeducation technology, benefits of using education technology, and how teacherscan effectively implement technology into the classroom. Incorporatingtechnology into the classroom can support student achievement by engaging and motivating students.Technology can also help teachers differentiate instruction. Teachers can usetechnology to differentiate instruction by increasing the intensity or usingthe technology an intervention. The authors conducted theirresearch at an elementary school that just purchased tablets for all the students.The teachers and administrator were thrilled about the new purchased but facedsome difficulties when incorporating the new technology. The authors observedand interview teachers and through their observations and research, theydetermined that teachers did not access all the potential benefits of the technologyunless they were fully informed about the technology products they are incorporating.
When the teachers were informed of the technology, they effectively implement technologyto support students.