Students may have a hard time understanding why they need to take archaeology. But, as teachers, you realize the complexity and importance of historical consciousness. Ideally, with the help of today’s technology, you can raise your students’ awareness as to their responsibility for taking great care of the cultural resources of the world. They are, after all, non-renewable. Once lost, they are lost forever.
How does technology figure in? Something as common and, in this day and age, ‘simple’ as an x-ray was once considered high-tech. Today, magnetometery, drones, LIDAR, and ground penetrating radar have taken archaeology to depths never before imagined. Whereas you may not explore those particular tools in class, the fact that they are even available is because of the technological advancements once unimaginable. Classroom technology makes learning fun for the student and the teacher speaks to students on a level they understand, and will likely be the best teaching assistant you’ve ever had.