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Ottawa, June 11 (Canadian-Media): Although over the last two decade, edtech has taken over K-12 education, some teachers had failed to embrace it, media reports said.
A large number of K-12 teachers reportedly appreciate the value of edtech, but they do not use it in the classroom.
The presence of a large number of anti-tech teachers is a dilemna to our eduction community.
Power of tradition of time-honored dynamic of the K-12 teachers who believe in imparting and sharing their knowledge by engaging the students in the classroom and motivating them.
Although this model fosters a human relationship between educator and student and is student-centrered, in which the teacher serves as a guide to facilitate the learning process, instead of seeking to control it in the tech model which is taecher-centered and believes in imparting expertise.
The fear of anti-tech teachers that edtech and artificial intelligence would put them out of business is untrue, since Edtech is not a replacement for human educators; rather with its effective use it is a complement to these educators’ existing practices.
The main reason why teachers still struggle with edtech is a lack of training.
Imparting of relevant edtech training should be prioritized to boost academic achievement.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)