As we continue to embark through the Information Age, it’s crucial for educators to implement new strategies that will meet the needs of both students and industries. Thanks to recent technology and innovative solutions, students are gaining more and more access to education outside the classroom, thereby expanding their learning and career opportunities in a variety of ways.
Technology and innovation are a growing priority in school districts nationwide, and the following three tactical tools are ways educators today can use technology to transform their classrooms.
1. Interactive learning
Leveraging technology excites students and increases engagement, which can increase students’ performance in the long run. According to a study conducted by game-based learning platform, Kahoot!, nearly two-thirds of teachers are using technology to encourage students to work in teams, and 58 percent are using it for problem-based learning. More than half of teachers are using technology to encourage creative thinking.
Interactive learning and game-based platforms allow a more hands-on learning approach that presents the opportunity to explain topics that are often times too difficult to explain verbally. The use of iPads, computers, and other one-to-one devices are revolutionizing how students are taught. Students are no longer merely consumers of information; they are creators and producers of knowledge and information. Portable technology has made it easier to make notes, organize work, gain immediate feedback, and more.