Essay On Change For Middle School

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Going to school and getting a great education is important for a successful future in today’s world. Years ago, many children did not go to school and many young adults opted to work instead of attending college. In today’s society, gaining a high level of education is almost always mandatory for many jobs. There are many changes being done to the education system along with new items and ways of teaching in the classroom. There is a growing amount of changes in the classroom such as technology, teaching time, teaching styles, and freedom of space. Should the school year be is a topic that has been under discussion for many years. Many believe that the school year is just fine while others may argue that it should be extended. Getting an…show more content…

Technology has become something we now depend on. It is also growing within the classroom with the wide variety of educational games and sites that it provides. Many teachers are finding it to be a great tool with helping kids learn. Computers are being heavily integrated into the classrooms for the children to use. Classrooms used to only contain one or two computers, while now there is sometimes one for every student. Teachers have different perspectives about the use of technology in the classroom, most of them being positive feedback. In “Integrating Digital Video Technology in the Classroom” Jon Lim, Heidi Henschel Pellett, and Tracy Pellett discuss the different ways in which incorporating digital video technology can be useful within the classroom. The authors found that making programs available to students could potentially improve a students learning. These programs are very easy to use and have become more affordable. The authors believe that, “Digital video technology, in particular, is a strong tool . . . variety of skills, including research, communication, decision-making, problem-solving, and other higher order critical thinking skills”(40). The authors argue that digital technology brings new and sophisticated ways to learning. The authors argue that digital technology can help improve a student’s critical thinking skills as well as problem solving. The authors found that the programs are

Gaylene's Essay

I think that school would be a lot better if they had more funds for visual aids and props. People learn more effectively when they can see what is being discussed. Books are great if you can remember what you have read. When you have an example or visual aid, you will be able to visualize and therefore remember the concept.

Some visual aids help you recognize examples in everyday life. Because they help clarify what is being taught, students may ask questions and be able to respond more because they understand. They will not be as afraid to speak up.

Not everyone can create a picture in their mind by hearing words only. That's why people love TV. It is made up of pictures all put together to create a movie or story. People would rather watch a movie made from a book than read the book.

With more money for school, teachers could get more props and visual aids to help the students understand. This would help their learning.

Gaylene C.
Lincoln Middle School, Grade 8
Clarkston, Washington
Teacher: Corrie Rosetti


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