John Dewey rightly quoted, “If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.”
Adapting to the changes with the evolving time develops us into someone better and brighter than we were yesterday. The transformation from apes to humans, bullock carts to cars, Stone Age to modern age, barter system to monetary system, human race has adapted and chiseled it always to become the epitome of perfection. Our never ending struggle to strive for becoming advanced and better, informed and wiser everyday can never end. The lust to have a better life helps us in evolving.
Just like everything else the education system couldn’t stay untouched and unaffected with the changing times. The modern era has introduced a hint of technology in the educational sector. These days we have endless ways through which we can impart knowledge to the coming generations. Accommodating the power of technology in the classrooms means imparting knowledge and information which is more readily absorbed.
How does technology help in imparting knowledge more effectively and efficiently?
Times have come to change the definition of education. With every second child being internet savvy you just cannot refrain them from using it. Technology has become the need of the time. A technological device has the power to bring the look and feel of the practical world inside the classroom. Need of the hour is to adopt and adapt the modern ways to educate.
Technology not only promotes the love of reading but integrates other parts to it by adding videos, images, live channels, fresh statistics, real time results, and experiences, all in one place. Practical and live examples work better with students of all age. Make them explore the world sitting inside the classroom.
It accelerates learning and creates more engagement, making children motivated learners
Technology helps turn the lessons from boring to the best of its kind. With the help of graphics, sounds, projectors and computers, children better advocate the lessons being taught to them. From Mathematics, English, Science to Social Studies every concept becomes way more interesting and informative when delivered with the help of any sort of gadget.
By entwining technology in every part of the education system, the work becomes a play for the teachers and fun for students. The one who imparts knowledge does it more happily and effectively giving practical examples and the students too inter-relate themselves to it. Deploying mobile phones, laptops, and tablets makes everyone more involved and active.
You can welcome the universe to your classroom with technology
With the new high-tech advanced technology gain access to the VR (Virtual Reality) approach. Combining it perfectly with the traditional values, the newly developed learning experience creates endless new opportunities for the learners.
It enables you to offer immersive learning as a teacher
Is the next chapter you are planning to teach to your class going to be about the universe and planets, galaxy or the millions of stars around us?
Then, with the access to technology give them a real-life experience as a great educator. Within no time let them feel like astronauts, pilots, scientists or even the stars of the galaxy! Milky Way can be understood a lot better that way.
Where with books students cannot actually feel and see anything beyond the imprinted words, but with VR-technology being adapted in schools, you and your students can explore something beyond the books. This remarkably accentuates the feeling of delivering a project and likewise for students it becomes way more imaginative, engaging, and illustrative. The episode is retained by the students, securing its own space in their minds. Visually things become a memory for a lifetime and you can immerse yourself in what you have heard and seen.
Students can be taught the skills required in the real world
This will keep your students in the forefront and ahead of others. In the journey from a student life to a professional life, one needs to be taught how to build the skills required in real life. At a very young age when students are taught to become well versed with technology they become prepared and think about situations more analytically.
The earlier children are made familiar with mobile technologies the better they become using it in the future to adapt themselves to the working environment. How else does it contribute to the future of our world? Our children show
Ease of learning
A better response to efficient teaching
A better understanding of concepts and theories
More interest as it breaks the monotony, makes learning marvelous!
New ways of learning
Witness the journey from rote learning to real learning
There are children who love reading books and there are others who till the end of their student life do not get the concept the theories, subjects and topics they learn in their classroom, troubling themselves every day to understand even the most basic of concepts. Some of the children spend their lives rote learning all the information of subjects taught, with just the aim of memorizing them for test to get good grades.
Some children crave practical examples to understand things better and the others need to be approached creatively for making them get a hang of things. Here, technology comes to the rescue! By roping in technology and its advanced teaching forms the students can get access to innumerable e-books, videos, news, softwares, online researches and data to get the best knowledge of things immediately. This wider scope of learning enables real learning, not just memorization.
When the sky becomes the limit
Books will only provide knowledge about what is imprinted in them. They encapsulate the information which was given once and the students keep reading the same content throughout the year. With classrooms being equipped with the latest learning tools and technologies or simply allowing them to access such, students can access a whole compilation of research on a theory or topic, where books only allow limited content. The internet makes a wide spectrum of information more accessible in less time.
The contemporary education system and learning environment must not devoid the students and teachers from accessing the various opportunities to learn. With the integration of technology in classrooms there will be a much larger scope and room for learning and enriched classroom experiences.
If you want to make your child smarter and sharper with the changing times do send your child into a school that offers various facilities, all infused in one. Do refer to websites like Private School Review and Public School Review that only displays the names of the schools that they have personally screened, in and out.
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