It is extremely important to consider the role that classroom technology has contributed in the education discipline. It would help you embrace technology even more and for sure technology has made things much easier. There are four main ways through which technology has influenced education and which we really need to think about and keep in mind. It is one of the best things that have happened to education.
Technology has made education accessible to many people. You see when the technology was introduced, even those people who never thought they would have time for learning are not capable of doing that. It is a system that is very easy to use and all you need is to have your laptop in class and you will be able to get along with the instructor.
The other thing that has made technology very important in the field of education is the way it has made navigation so easy. Gone are the days when you would have to search through huge books and encyclopedias to find information that you need. With technology today, you are just a click away from that which you really needed to know about.
The other good thing with classroom technology is that it does not entirely eliminate auxiliary inking surfaces. It is still possible to use technology as in computers and still use surfaces that you find useful such as the whiteboard. There may be times when you really need to illustrate something on an auxiliary surface; you have not been denied this opportunity.
Finally, with technology, you are still capable of having the pen based controls and navigation. It has only been made better and easier for you and your class. Besides, it is very easy for your students even in large lecture classes to remain at par with your instructions without straining so much.