Increasing technology in the primary classroom with the use of primary Active Expressions to be used in conjunction with Activ Boards will prove beneficial for the teachers in regards to engagement, the student’s attention and motivation, and the schools overall implementation efforts to increase the use of technology to meet the needs of the students today. There is a link between students need to know and teachers’ knowledge of how technology is used as a tool for student learning. When teachers understand the benefit of technology in teaching and learning only then can they find ways to integrate it in more meaningful ways. It takes many hours of use and planning to learn the possibilities of a computer software application and have time to explore possibilities for integration. Teachers experiences related to technology affect their competency and their opinions about using technology. There is a rationale for schools’ to investment in complex interactive learning; learning in which children feel that they have an intimate involvement and that caters for their diverse (and individual) needs. Integration is the key to my use of computers with young students. Often, we think that when we use the computers with our students we are integrating technology in the classroom. Computers are not the only “technology” available for education. Kindergarten children taking photographs as the focus for personal writing, investigate the potential of such multi-modal meaning making to empower children to develop their own voices. Computer technology has been demonstrated to enhance classroom instruction by making learning more engaging, and by providing new ways of teaching complex concepts and critical thinking. Use of technology that incorporates visual and collaborative teaching practices has helped promote learning among students of all ability levels, but especially those with mild learning disorders. All subject area can benefit from the use of technology in the classroom. Technology gives students full control over the learning environment so that they can better understand the interplay between the different forces acting upon this environment.
According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Technological tools can support a learner-centered and play-oriented early childhood curriculum and promote relationship building among children, families, and the wider community. There are endless possibilities for technology integration in the early childhood classroom. Teachers must ensure opportunities for all children to participate and learn in the technology-rich environment. In this class, an array of traditional tools (such as paper and pencils, books, crayons) and digital technologies are placed in open spaces to encourage children to investigate and learn together rather than on their own.
All methods must be addressed to incorporate technology more consistently in primary classroom must be addressed. Technology has become a common element in most children’s lives. They use computers daily and this will be a way for them to show their knowledge and interact on a high-tech level throughout the year. As educators we must education ourselves and build our self-efficacy in regards to the use of technology so we can provide the most meaningful learning for our students and starting in primary grades. With early expose they can begin to use familiar technology tools as a part of their academic program and build upon it each year.