The technology in the classroom MUST be up to speed with what is in the real world, otherwise the student has the disadvantage.
In technology savvy classrooms, a teacher acts as a facilitator who sets project goals for the students and provides them with the necessary resources and guidelines to reach those goals.
The student himself makes decisions with regards to the design choices, the information he wants to use and display, as well as the resources that he will use.
5. In Depth Knowledge
Jon Stewart once commented, "The Internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom."
By using technology, obtaining information on all kinds of subjects has become very easy.
A student sitting in his classroom can learn how people in a small village in Africa live life by taking a virtual tour or seeing real life photos right now. Students can easily acquire in-depth knowledge on any subject using different types of technology.
Are there more ways you've seen technology better engage students? We'd like to hear from you in the comments below.