Benefits Of Using Technology In The Classroom
Wed 18 May, 2016
Even though technology plays a huge role in our day to day lives, some teachers are still reluctant to use technology in the classroom, often because they are worried that it will distract the students. However, technology when used well in the classroom can be a huge advantage to both teachers and students, and can even help to improve students’ focus. By integrating technology in the classroom, you are giving your students a range of skills that will help them to succeed after they leave school. Here are a few of the benefits.
Technology makes learning fun
Technology holds a very important place in students lives, being digital natives they spend most of their time outside the classroom online. Bringing technology into the classroom puts the students in their element and adds another level to their learning, making it more fun. Tasks that are difficult become more manageable as technology increases opportunities for students to collaborate and co-create with their peers, and subjects that are boring become more engaging with apps or virtual lessons.
Makes learning more personal
By integrating technology in the classroom you allow the student to have more control in how they learn. All students learn differently and with technology teaching becomes more personalised and allows for adaptability to different styles of learning. Students can tailor work or lessons to their individual needs and pace, and with technology like videos or podcasts students can go back and look over the content whenever they want. It also frees up the teacher so if needed they can devote extra time to students who are struggling.
Prepares students for the future
There is almost no job in the workforce today that does not have some form of digital element to it, whether you are a business owner or an artist. As a result, it is essential that students have these skills so that they can be successful in an increasing digital economy, no matter what they do.