Katy Corey is a teacher at Carrie Downie Elementary School who is introducing a breakthrough in classroom tech. Using a computer program called Schoology, Corey creates “lessons and exercises that meet each student at his or her level.”
This is a perfect example of how we can use technology to teach in exactly the way today’s students want to learn.
Many students don’t want to be subjected to old-fashioned classrooms and lectures. About one-fifth of students feel disengaged at school. Ten percent reported feeling both disengaged and discouraged.
By utilizing technology, we can enhance their educational experience, making their time in schools and classrooms a holistic learning experience.
For example, technology allows for us to make lectures available in advance, and helps teachers plan engaging and interactive sessions. It also allows students to log in at any time, helping them manage their time better.
Today, mobile technology, new learning software, and real-time video are helping create the classrooms of the future, and are empowering students and teachers at the same time.
How to Teach with Technology
The real challenge, however, lies in selecting the best suitable technology that aligns with your teaching goals. But, when you’ve identified what’s needed, the advantages can carry a significant weight in the classroom. Advantages include:
- Organizing activities with a structured and logical flow
- Creating learning experiences that complement the abilities and needs of each student
- Encouraging students to be more responsible for their own learning
- Students’ performance can be evaluated regularly and quickly
Technology in Teaching Process
Rich media is always appealing, especially with the younger generations. Many educators using audio paired with the text book are helping students learn faster.
Laptops, iPads and tablets are becoming an integral part of daily life. Kids are aware and adaptive to these devices. Therefore, it is justifiable for many schools to provide students with mobile devices to enhance the experience of education.
Or, create a BYOD (bring your own device) policy. Students can then access the internet to read e-books and online material for a more engaging and interactive learning process.
Conversation with experts
Forums, online chatting, video chatting and webinars are great opportunities for learning.
Educators agree that interactive education is the key to help students learn. Students getting the opportunity to participate in an active education, consistently improving and enhancing their learning objective and experience, are well on their way to a successful future.