How much is too much technology?

Yesterday’s article from Ricoh, “Connection is Critical: Information Sharing on College Campuses”, discusses the benefits of a flipped classroom. “A flipped classroom is an academic model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed”. This is where the students receive the lecture prior to class and participate in active learning by discussions or by applications. However, where is the line drawn in the integrated classroom?
We discussed in last week’s blog that an ideal classroom has access to an interactive whiteboard and a centralized multifunctional printer equipped with print control. Outside of these integrations, students are bringing in mobile devices to the classroom. So how much is too much? Studies show that classrooms with low to medium technology integration is more suitable to educating students than a high technology integrated classroom. Benefits in having an interactive whiteboard and an MFP with print control allow students to engage with their devices while still allowing the instructor or teacher control over their classroom. As a teacher, you’re allowed to move freely around the room with your tablet in hand, sending files directly to Sharp Aquos. You can ensure every student is following along with the lesson, watch to make sure their devices are being used for classroom use only, and keep moving along in the lesson without behavioral issues becoming an issue.
Interested in how the Sharp Aquos can help you further in the classroom? Here are some helpful videos and tutorials.