Over the years, technology advances have changed how schools operate completely. Pencils turned to keyboards, blackboards turned into projectors, and projectors turned into smart boards and now classrooms can even be hosted virtually. All these changes over the years have actually helped students learn more in some stress free ways.
Some benefits of technology in the classroom can include !
1. Incorporating Different Learning Styles
A huge challenge tutors face when meeting new students, is learning what learning styles work best for each student in each topic. For example, sometimes math can be learned hands-on, while chemistry is easier visually. Technology can help students listen, watch, and simulate almost any learning topic with any environment.
2. Boosting Productivity
Allowing technology in learning can allow students to access information and resources when they need it. They can keep calendars online with due dates, and word processors connected to help them track their homework and study progresses.
3. Improving Collaborative Skills
Toddlers starting pre-k for the first time have to overcome the huge obstacle of sharing and working together with other children. Sometimes working together comes easier to some than others, and that’s totally okay but technology can help children of any age learn how to collaborate in many ways whether in real time or otherwise.
4. Connecting Teachers/ Tutors With Students
No longer stressing about teaching office hours by reaching out via email or chat or internet call can be a huge help outside the classroom. But incorporating the latest topics into the classroom with the help of digital media will help engage students so much easier than relying solely on textbooks.
5. Opening The Door For Creativity
Art classes, and digital media classes allow students to learn how to use the tools at their disposal to bring their imagination to life. But technology opens the door to an ever-changing world of creative opportunities for creative minds. Students that use the internet to search for art, or science, or diorama ideas to assist in their studies can learn so much about how to improve their artist skills in learning.
6. Preparing Students For The Future
Allowing students to use technology in the classroom can help them prepare for college and even set them up for career success when you allow them to learn how to use powerpoints and word processors early on. Teaching students how to search for questions on the interview and in the library will set them up with lifelong lessons.
Technology may be changing every year inside and outside of the classroom, but students should be able to use that technology to learn and grow even more too. It’s okay to limit how technology is used, but allowing students to use it some of the time can open a whole new world of possibility when it comes to learning.
Comment below what your favorite memory of using technology in your studies was?!