This semester I have learned a great deal about the benefits of incorporating technology into the classroom. While there are many arguments against this, I feel the case is stronger in favor of using technology to help our students learn.
Whether we like it or not, technology has become and integral part of our student's lives - and probably our own lives. Including it into our lessons and assessments can be a great way to inspire intrinsic motivation in our students.
By presenting lessons to our students in authentic ways - in ways that are meaningful to their own personal lives - we engage our students and can encourage them to become globally-connected life-long learners.