Technology has impacted almost every aspect of life today, including education. In some ways, education seems the same as it has been in past years. For example, imagine the scene of a classroom. The teacher stands in a podium while the students sit at desks and listen. Many of the students have their textbooks out and appear to be following along. Some of the students are whispering and snickering to their friends. Students in classrooms today might be found reading books on their phones, or taking notes on a laptop. Someone who views themselves as a pessimist might say that technology has no impact on education.