Benefits Of Using Technology in The Classroom
Thomas Edison once said,
“Books will soon be obsolete in the public schools…our school system will be completely changed inside of ten years.”
Amazingly enough, however, one of our nation’s most important inventors was proven quite wrong. The American education system has a remarkable resistance to innovation and the classroom experience has changed very little in the 100 years since Edison’s prediction.
There are five strategies for successful teacher adoption of education technology and that these principles will help fulfill the potential that Edison saw a century ago:
Schools must use technology that empowers teachers:
Teachers rightly reject education technologies that divert their attention from instruction. The best education technologies enable teachers to do more with fewer resources. Communication platforms like Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr enable dynamic communication with students. Teacher-empowering technologies include mobile apps that grade written student work and provide lesson plan databases. School systems need to aggressively track what works for their teachers and put all other unworkable technologies aside.
Teachers should treat the adoption of technology as part of lesson planning :
Teachers can incorporate technology directly into their practice and insulate their students from the deleterious effects of policy churn.
Like IoT is become part of New age teaching.
Teachers should not fear open-source technologies :
Many mistakenly believe that education technologies are expensive and complicated to use. Open-source technologies are stable, secure, and compatible with other platforms. Organizations both small and large use open source devices every day.
Use online education portfolios to evaluate students :
Educators have known about the benefits of paper based portfolios for generations. Portfolios allow students to express creativity for difficult to assess subjects. Teachers can choose from a variety of online portfolio providers tailored to the needs of their classroom. They also serve as a platform for students to demonstrate growth. Online portfolios have many advantages over paper based options because they cost less and allow for more robust outreach. Online portfolios are also amenable to a wider variety of formats including video, music or other interactive features.
Teachers should embrace the Common Core State Standards :
Common standards make teaching simpler. Teachers have to write lessons that comply with district, state, and national standards (e.g. NCTM or NCTE). From a technical perspective, standards facilitate the development of new technologies. Innovators can focus on developing tools that better serve students rather than solving technical challenges of interoperability created by multiple sets of standards.
The term “educational technologies” refers to the use of technological resources to improve teaching and facilitate access to education.Use Of Technology In The Classroom To Enhance Teaching And Learning
After all, in a time when the internet, technological advances and ease of access to information have become popularized, we can’t keep following the same teaching methods of the past.
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Undoubtedly weak financial support inhibits the adoption of education technology. Despite this obstacle, teachers working together have tremendous potential to reform education.
Every day teachers face choices about how to implement the curriculum and instruct students. Those moments are opportunities for teachers to engage in education reform that has a real impact on students. Teachers should use education technologies that are inexpensive, easy to use, and improve student learning.
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