Balancing technology: an informed approach to technology in education
The tensions between the advantages and disadvantages of technology use often make technology a heated discussion topic between teachers, parents, and students. The goal of this research is to bridge the conversation between the positives and negatives of technology use in schools. This research design incorporates a thorough literature review of the current research on technology, specifically through the following areas: educational technology pedagogy, health and wellness, cell phones in school, implementing technology plans, and digital citizenship. Through this literature review, a plan was developed to help middle schools in a BC school district find balance between the positives and negatives of technology use. A three-part plan is developed addressing communicating research to educators, teaching digital citizenship, and leading critical conversations on technology use. As technology continues to develop and further research is done in this area, technology plans and regulations need to adapt and respond to the needs of students.
Identifier (Other)DOI: 10.25316/IR-1143
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