Technology has always played a role in the classroom. Sure, things like iPads and laptops are relatively new entrants. But consider what the word “technology” means.
According to Merriam-Webster.com, technology is defined (among other ways) as “a manner of accomplishing a task.” So anything that helps get something done is a kind of technology.
What is a shovel but a technology for digging holes? What is a fork but a technology for getting food to your mouth? Yes, it seems a little odd to think of those objects that way— but each is a tool. What about the kinds of tools we might find in the classroom?
Take the blackboard, for example, and a piece of chalk. For centuries, instructors used them to teach students how to perform simple addition and subtraction or calculate the radius of a circle.
That being said, isn’t math a form of technology in its…
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