Technology is the direct source for accessing even the remotest piece of information and, for this reason, the use of technology is essential for a teacher. Most importantly technology has its dedicated place in a classroom and the purpose is to educate students meaningfully, scientifically and technologically. In fact technology is a very helpful assistant to a teacher in the modern times.
Technology & Classrooms
With the spread of Covid-19, we have seen great use of technology in the classrooms like the virtual classrooms. Education is must for children and even more so when there is war, natural disaster or the pandemics. So we saw teachers using their laptops and students using the same or mobile phones for maintaining their education routine virtually. Supposing if the technology wasn’t there, then would have happened to the students?
Creative Learning & Education Through Tech
It is often said that technology shouldn’t be integrated in actual classrooms firstly because of financial burden and secondly the students will be distracted. The reason is explained that the use of laptops or tabs by students in classrooms often divert attention of students learning to playing. However, this is a partially true argument because technology isn’t limited to laptops or tabs. The purpose of the technology in classroom is to educate kids through visual learning, which is called creative learning. For creative learning can be made possible by simple technologies such as the following: –
The use of computer-based program called ‘PowerPoint’ is often overlooked outside the office. However, it is a very powerful tool of creative learning and can easily be brought into the classroom for the purposes of education and learning. A teacher can simply educate its students through PowerPoint presentations and then ask them to bring their assignments in PowerPoint presentations as well. It is believed that a picture is better than writing a thousand words.
A great number of teachers in the West are using an app called for teaching their kids with visual assistance. The app has games built for the purposes of learning and education, which the teachers can share with students by allowing them user ids and passwords.
Another very effective tool for educating students how to fetch information is to give them research based assignments. For this they would be using the internet to obtain the information they need and will be familiarized with the concept of acquiring information through technology. Alternatively, and has been used by a large number of teachers in the west, students’ assignments can be placed on internet-based places such as Blackboard, Moodle etc. These platforms are specially designed to educate students tech-wise and help them adopting technology step-by-step.
Technology has great benefits and therefore its integration in the classroom will subsequently transform old fashioned classrooms into modern-tech classrooms. Technology undoubtedly a great tool for a teacher to teach the kids in the most meaningful and effective manner. The only concern should how the technology would be integrated and how the same will be implemented for creative learning.