Pros and cons

Using Educational Technology in Schools

Sources that focus on the pros of the use of educational technology:

Edutopia Staff. (2008, March 18). Why integrate technology into the curriculum?: The reasons are many. Retrieved from

Gerstein, J. (2014, March 12). Addressing Maslow’s hierarchy of needs in the classroom [Web log post]. Retrieved April 

22, 2014 from


Jung, B. (n.d.). The importance of integrating technology into the classroom. Science. Retrieved from

Kessler, S. (2010, September 29). The case for social media in schools [Web log post]. Retrieved from

Rationale for technology in education. (n.d.). Retrieved from

sridhar raju. (2013, June 15). Top 10 reasons to use technology in education: iPad, tablet [Video file]. Retrieved from 

Rationale for technology in education. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Explore four of the sources listed under the “Using Technology in Schools” section of the Week One Resources document. If long, skim the source to get the main ideas. Choose two sources that focus on the pros of technology in schools, and two sources that focus on the cons of using technology in schools. Alternatively, you can choose up to two of the sources that focus on both the pros and cons for two of your four choices.Initial Post

  • List the title of each the sources you chose, and list the main points or arguments made by each author.
  • Next, give your opinion of the content you explored, focusing on the questions below. Elaborate on your opinions, citing each source to support your ideas.
    • How can technology best be used in schools?
    • What factors contribute to successful technology use in schools?
    • Are there some technologies that should not be used in schools?
    • Should we stop trying to integrate technology in schools?

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