Sunday, May 29, 2016

A Necessary Need

The questions you might ask is, why do we need computer applications classes? Well, the computer applications class curriculum will have a significant impact on students and their learning that will allow them to understand the basics of the technology that surrounds them on a daily basis. The teaching standards for this class will create a learning outcome for the students that provides them with the knowledge of technology so that they can apply it in school, in the workplace and even at home. Computers and other technology is becoming more and more a part of our daily lives and in our businesses. In today’s world, technology usage is part of our learning process and used by our students in many ways. It is important for our students to be exposed to basic types of technology. They need to gain experience in software programs, internet research and other related material. Technology helps students learn by getting the students to be more hands-on with their learning and start to apply critical thinking skills that come with these project-based learning. Becoming familiar with technology allows you to be better prepared as you move on from high school to college, or from school to work. Technology can be applied in all subject areas and the use for technology has endless possibilities.
When it comes to our students taking computer application courses, unlike core courses, computer application elective classes have more variety of different learners at different levels. Teachers can differentiate content, process and product according to the readiness of the students as well as as their targeted interests. This is especially important when it comes to our kids because it gives our teachers more flexibility and room for creativity in order to accommodate to each student and their learning style. You can incorporate different things for different learning styles and personalities. Many students may think they are experts when it comes to basic computer applications, yet they don't know how to really create an effective office document.  As a teacher I can quickly figure out who needs help, and what areas we need to work on. When implementing computer applications, you can develop a solid foundation of understanding in applications that take part in making a student career ready and give them an easier transition from high school to college, or from school to a job.
Many parents might still ask why computer applications classes are necessary? Since computer class is usually not required for high school students to graduate, it is only recommended for students to take at least one computer class. However, students today might not think they need to take one since they have grown up with computers and technology, that they do not need to learn how to use one. I would encourage you to think about taking a computer class. White it might seem pointless, it can really help you in your work and home life, and even in other classes especially at the college level. Taking a computer class gives you a better understanding of how computers function a. These types of classes can become more advanced and eventually lead you into learning how to edit videos, make web pages and other advanced computer skills. Technology has become important for students to learn to use computers to improve their own work and prepare for careers. Teachers have found ways to make learning more efficient by improving the way lessons can be planned and taught. Computers make the learning process a lot more simple and efficient giving students access to tools and methods of communication unavailable offline. As a teacher, it is much better to teach these tools in alignment with context material. Teach features and concepts that can be applied to other areas of the students daily life. These basic computer skills help students excel in college and eventually carry over with them into the workforce.

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