I'm going to copy and paste what I said in a similar question:
"Not all lessons require technology. As with anything, a teacher has to assess the best methods of how to teach a lesson and should not shoehorn technology – or anything else – into that lesson without thought or purpose. I agree that our lessons should be authentic and allow students the freedom to explore hands-on without resorting to pre-made data or simulations. It is not the technology that is so important but how you use it. You have to judge what is better for your students’ learning.
Having said that, we have to remember that a thermometer is technology. So are cameras, sensors, meters, and so forth. I would argue that technology is more than just computers, are very hands-on and should be utilized as much as possible. What is more authentic: spending inordinate amounts of time hand-drawing graphs or charts of lab data; or using a spreadsheet to generate clean information and identify trends quickly? Should students draw pictures or take photographs and videos? There are excellent apps that allow students to share ideas and communicate their understanding. Cell phones have become incredible tools for science."
As John Dewey said, "If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow."
Hope this helps!