We’ve come a long way since the most important tool for students—whether in kindergarten or college—was the pencil.
Now, even the youngest students take lessons on tablets and school computers. In recent years, schools have been busy setting up computer labs, putting iPads in the classroom, and developing or customizing apps for mobile learning.
But now, IT and administrative staff may be wondering what the next technology priority should be since there is now such a wealth of possibilities for education. Here are a few of the solutions that every school should have on its list of considerations:
This solution replaces the old-time projectors and chalkboards but are much more visually pleasing and allow students more hands-on features. They can be used for presentations and problem-solving as a group.
Educators can use video conferencing to feature guest speakers, attend virtual field trips, and offer lessons to remote students.
Content Presentation Systems
These solutions allow students and teachers to share and save content. Look for features like device mirroring and any-to-any connectivity.
These technologies are for more than just playing life-like games. They take the virtual field trip to the next level, but they can also facilitate other learning activities like 3D modeling and printing.
There are so many uses for displays from signage and wayfinding to facilitating other technologies. For example, students can program their own video games and then play them on classroom displays.
It’s wonderful that schools have been able to move away from the age of outdated textbooks. Educators and students now have information and powerful tools at their fingertips.
But education technology is a big investment, especially when institutions have to outfit numerous classrooms to outfit. The more you know about what’s available, the better.