Implementing Technology in Classrooms for Best Learning Outcomes
The world of today is different than what it was. Learners today are far more familiar with technology than the learners in traditional classrooms. Kids have most of their daily activities constructed around modern gadgets. From their morning alarm clocks to connecting with their friend, the impact of technology in daily lives is not stopping at any point. The way there are new gadgets released every other day, it is inevitable that sooner or later education would require to incorporate the change.
Teachers in the modern world can take advantages of technology which is hard to achieve with limited resources. Technology in the classroom will make learning limitless. With the availability of internet in a classroom, it makes knowledge boundless for students. As many students find it difficult to learn and understand the text material in the books, a simple google search by students on the topic will make things easier for them. This will allow students to explore and find the ways in which they can learn the best. Some might find videos helpful, other might feel presentations and notes are a good way to learn. Irrespective of which mode the students choose to learn from, the internet will help teachers assist their students to learn more.
Other than providing freedom of how the students learn in the classroom, the existence of the technology in classrooms can help teachers expand their methods of teaching. Instead of relying on the only use of textbooks and handouts in the classrooms, teachers can make use of modern gadgets in the classrooms to make learning more accessible and easy. Making web-based notes and distributing them to students online would ensure that no class material is ever lost. Teachers can also use cameras to record their lectures and upload them later. This would allow students to access the lecture again whenever needed. Adding more, using recordings, teachers can also monitor the way they teach in the classrooms. Their recordings would allow them to witness where they lack and their areas of improvement.
Technology itself can never change education, the prestige process of learning.It aids us in the different processes of our lives, it will definitely aid in the learning for students. The impact of technology on the education should be embraced.
What are the different ways in which teachers can use technology in classrooms?
If a picture can say a thousand words, the words a video can teach is unimaginable. Using videos to explain and elaborate on the class material can help the students understand better. Visuals and auditory learning would also be used while making the use of videos in the classrooms.
Relying only on the books for teaching can sometimes limit the learning of some students in classrooms hence, the use of technology in the classroom will help teachers as well. With the use of such tools in classroom teachers will be able to make education easier and far more accessible for students than just delivering a lecture in the classroom.
Games are loved by kids. Using this aspect of technology in the classroom will not only help increase the interaction in the classrooms but also help improve the motivational level in the classrooms. There are different companies that are working on how games can be used to promote learning in the classroom.
Using games to promote learning in classrooms will also help in team building in classrooms. Teachers can use different challenges of games where the student can learn how to perform in the team to achieve their goals. This way they will be able learning the class material and also learn how coordinate and operate as a team. This will help them prepare for a better future and that is the true essence of teaching, to prepare students for future.
Most of the teachers are tired of battling with students using social media in the classrooms. Everyone has their smartphones and is connected to their social profiles using their devices. So why not use this to increase the involvement in and out of the classroom for learning?
Students today want to share what they did, and what to know what their peers are doing. Teachers can use the very aspect of ”sharing” through pages or a social profile for their classrooms, where they can share relative information on those pages/profiles. This would help students learn about the information through a medium that they use the most. For youth today this is an effective way teachers can use technology in classrooms.
Social media can be used by teachers in one more manner is that they can use to share the achievements of the class or the most active learners in the classroom. Students would feel more appreciated other than just getting a good remark on their report card.
There are numerous blogs online that are used by learners to share and solve the problems faced by themselves and by others through the online community. Teachers can create a similar online community for their subjects, class, and even for schools. This would allow teachers to create a bond between students and provide the students a chance to learn remotely, help each other and also learn from others, while the teacher performs the job of overviewing these blogs.
The ways teachers can use technology in the classroom for promoting education and interaction is limitless. Most of the teachers are reluctant to use technology in the classroom other than the limited ways that it has been used for. Technology is ingenuity of pure creativity, it has opened ways where teachers can be innovating and creative to incorporate technology in classrooms instead of turning back on it. By allowing technology into the classrooms teachers will surely witness improvement in the learning of their students.