Compose a 1250 words assignment on technology as the primary tool in elementary classrooms. Needs to be plagiarism free! Primary schools are increasingly looking into technical aids in the development of new models of teaching and learning. (Kinnaman, 2002) This pressure to implement educational technologies is both social and also related to new ideas about teaching and learning now developing within the educational research community. This includes trends towards greater individualization in learning, the use of cooperative learning groups, integration of subject areas and an increasing focus on higher order thinking skills (Schwarz, Gretchen, 2003). Garrett et al. (2003) stated that the successful use of computers means involving students and educators in the learning process in new ways and it improves their reading and writing skills.