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Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? With the help of technology, students nowadays can learn more information and learn it more quickly. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

Students come across computers both at home and at school. Governments worldwide have introduced computers in classrooms. Computers and the Internet have brought dramatic changes to work processes, shopping and recreation.

Computers support vast variety of ways learners construct their own understanding. Students gather information from the Internet. They choose what sources to examine and what to pursue. Based on the parameters set by teachers, students may be in complete control of topics and their explorations and work at their pace.

Computer software can mix text, pictures, sound, and motion to provide a variety of options for learners. Multimedia software will not be the only classroom resource, but it can contribute richness and variety to student work.

Students can build on their understanding by using computers as resource tools, work stations, or as communication channels to share ideas with other learners. Individual understanding and experiences must be shared and compared to curriculum content. By uncovering students’ individual understandings, teachers can determine the influence of students’ prior knowledge and further their education through new experience.

Computers are used to assist active experiences, gathering data and resources, conversing with colleagues, struggling through a challenging puzzle or application or they can assist in reflection. For example, while an on-line conversation through e-mail is an active event. They help us think about ideas and check our understanding. In another reflective application, teachers can enlist computers as authoring tools for students’ journals which are excellent vehicles for thoughtful examination of experience.

In conclusion, with the help of technology, students learn more information quickly.

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