The influence of technology on education and children has been immense over the past few decades. Technology is entwined in almost every part of our daily stuff be it shopping, social media, banking or other things. It plays an important part in our education system too.
By embracing innovative technologies to the classroom, educators are setting students up for a successful life ahead. With more engagement and interest towards their lessons, students can improve their skills – problem solving, digital learning, planning, communication and much more. Here are few advantages of using technology in the Classroom
With the integration of technology into lessons, students are expected to be more interested in topics they are studying. Technology has created new ways to make learning fun and enjoyable in terms of teaching same things in innovative way. For instance, teaching through gamification take students in field trips and through different online resources. Also, encourages active participation in the new learning process which can be difficult to understand through traditional learning method.
2. Retention Power-
We read something, remembers for an hour, but then we forgot everything. This happens with almost all of us daily in our lives and especially with students while preparing for their tests or any exam. Engagement and interest towards any topic from biology or math, is very important for better retention. Students can learn quickly and easily through engaging video lessons than reading text as visuals are processed much faster in human brain than text. Messages flow in motion are more engaging and leads to higher retention. A video of 1 minute is worth about 1.8 million words.
Students can collaborate with people in other locations by joining communities and groups online. They can discuss, share ideas and work on different projects- biology, physics or chemistry by sharing their documents on the virtual learning environment. Collaboration can be done in the same classroom, same school and even with other students around the world.
4. Individual Learning-
Everyone has different learning styles and abilities. Technology helps students to make learning more effective for everyone according to their learning needs. Students can learn at their own speed, read the topic in detail, clear their queries via live chat options, review complex concepts or skip if they want to. They can learn the way they want to.
Students can develop their skills that they will need to be successful in the future. The technology can help develop different skills – Communication, Presentation, Solving complex problems, Planning, Listening, building teams, self direction, valuing diversity, mobile learning and much more.
This is post is a guest post by SUMAN Giri, who is also working with BYJU.