Technology is defined as any tool, device, program or system that when applied to the educational environment will increase productivity, creativity and achievement of students, teachers, and administrators and will prepare students for new roles in learning, living and working in a technological world. Generally, these are devices that aid in the acquisition, manipulation, or communication of information or performance of a work process. These technologies encompass computers, TVs, VCRs, overhead projectors, satellite broadcast systems, peripheral devices, calculators, adaptive devices, networking infrastructure, instructional, operational, and management programs, and other forms of existing technologies as well as those not yet invented.
Technology is the technical means people use to improve their surroundings. It is also a knowledge of using tools and machines to do tasks efficiently.
We use technology to control the world in which we live. Technology is people using knowledge, tools, and systems to make their lives easier and better.
People use technology to imrove their ability to do work. Through technology, people communicate better. Technology allows them to make more and better products. Our buildings are better through the use of technology. We travel in more comfort and speed as a result of technology. Yes, technology is everywhere and can make life better.
Often the terms, technology and science, are confused. Technology is said to be "applied science". This is not true. Science deals with the natural world. Technology is the study of the natural laws which govern the universe.
Science tells us that objects will fall to the earth (law of gravity). Science explains why only certain plants are found on the Mojave Desert (plant ecology). Science tells us that steel exposed to oxygen will rust (chemistry). Science tells us that cross-pollinating plants will produce predictable results (biology). Science tell