Is technology enabling today's classrooms or simply distracting the students away? With countless ways to engage people, internet enabled devices such as laptops, smartphones and tablets, have become more of a nuisance than value addition to today's classrooms. Teachers find it increasingly difficult to capture the attention of students and many studies have concluded to the same effect.

Now it’s easy to imagine and conclude that technology is harmful for the classroom but we should remember that students were equally distracted before all this. I remember carrying few magazines to wile away those boring classes in school and forwarding silly messages in college.Students will always invent ways to occupy themselves and fight classroom boredom.

The real takeaway here is that unless teachers invent ways to engage students, which is a lot easier if they embrace technology, students will invent their way out of boring instruction oriented classes.