CompTIA’s study showed that 9 out of 10 students indicated that using technology in the classroom would help prepare them for the digital future. These 21 st -century skills are essential in order to be successful in this day and age. Jobs that may not have had a digital component in the past, may have one now. Education isn’t just about memorizing facts and vocabulary words, it’s about solving complex problems and being to collaborate with others in the workforce. Ed-tech in the classroom prepares students for their future and sets them up for this increasing digital economy.
The benefits of technology can be seen in almost every aspect of modern-day life. Although in some cases technological equipment is costly to acquire, the long-term gain is that overall day-to-day costs of certain tasks are often greatly reduced. Technology benefits individuals in daily personal interactions as well. Commonly used services such as email, social networks, texting and cell phones have each made it easier for people to connect with one another, even across continents. This type of global connectivity has greatly increased public awareness of other cultures and lifestyles. Additionally, the use of technology in education benefits children by helping them to learn at their own pace with individualized computer instruction. Children also stay more focused and excited to learn when they have access to computers and software that allow them to do research faster and interact more fully with their lessons.