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Technology in class

Everyone seems to be going gaga over integrating technology in the class. This is what my take it:
Technology is 'a' tool, a strategy that we can use. However, we need to go back once again to who is the learner? Will h-she benefit from it? Will using technology usage improve learning or hamper it? 
Everything starts from the learner.
Recently to teach sin and cosine graphs, I had ample techie choices. But knowing my students, I chose to make them first draw on a graph paper using pencil just in most conventional style and THEN asked them to play around with the software package on their laptops. 
Result? They were comfortable with the topic. Drawing made the topic sensible for them and they, in their words of wisdom, 'got it'. 
And when they played around with the software, it enhanced their understanding and completed it too. 
LEARNING HAS TO BE DRIVEN BY THE USER...WHO IS THE LEARNER??
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