Today, more than ever before, technology is an essential part of both teaching and learning not just in the university lecture room but in elementary schools as well. Our present classrooms not only look but operate significantly different to how they were 10 or 15 years ago. Fortunately, for the younger generations, the ever-evolving technology that has become available is giving students so many more opportunities within the classroom. Additionally, this provides both teachers and students with the best possible learning and teaching experiences to meet the needs of everyone within the classroom. Take a look at these amazing ways technology has positively changed education in the classroom.
In the past, most of the teaching and learning has been done through individual-based activities and assessments. This often meant that many students were not able to cope or handle a lot of the learning as it was very generalized to a “one size fits all” system. Fortunately, with collaborative learning, it involves discussions, reflections, problem-based learning which allows all students with different learning needs to take part. Another one of the features of the modern classroom is collaboration and technology that massively assists to empower students. With classroom technology, students can collaborate with other students and their teachers both in and outside of the classroom quickly and easily. Collaborative learning has become a necessity within the education world today.
Textbooks Are Becoming Extinct
Back in the day, students would get so excited about going back to school and receiving new textbooks and novels. It was a fun way we would get an “inside look” as to what we would be learning during the year. As years have passed and the evolution of modern technology, textbooks, novels, and notebooks have become a thing of the past. With the use of mobile devices in the classroom, whether tablets, Ipads or ebooks, there is no need for students or teachers to have hard copy books. A few of the advantages include saving money, more current, easily accessible and interactive. Definitely makes learning much more fun!
The use of technology for assessments has become a huge lifesaver for so many teachers around the world. It has now become a great way to enhance assessment by not only providing parents with more helpful feedback but it also includes an array of student’s skills and competences. Assessments that are done digitally is an immense time-saver for teachers and allows them to give a more detailed report.
More Personalized Learning
With modern technology in the classroom, lesson planning, activities and projects can be customized to fit each student’s needs and learning style. Through these learning tools, educators can provide opportunities for students to be able to work and excel at their own level and pace. Education has become a lot more fun for both students and teachers and this is just the beginning. With technology positively shifting in the classroom, kids have so much to look forward to.