Many schools and teachers have an agitated relationship with new technology: they denounce its power to distract youth but see it as a necessary evil to be tolerated, or at least strictly limited. But in reality, it is believed that technology can truly revolutionize education — but only if educators make wise choices about what is used and how it’s used. As we all know it’s way too late to try to keep technology out of classrooms as well as children’s lives. “We may think we’re protecting students when we keep them in a technology-free bubble for the school day, but they eventually leave, graduate, get jobs,” says educator Delzer.
Something boring on paper still boring on a tablet or a laptop – It is very clear that using technology simply for the sake of using purpose is extravagant. “If technology doesn’t transform in your classroom, your teaching or your students’ learning, skips it.” One easy rule of thumb: If a project can be done using paper or pencil but you’re doing it on a computer or device, it’s not transforming your classroom. There are various different ways to which kids become smart via technology.
Let student sometimes be the teacher- The thought of grasp many apps, many devices and various programs in addition to their regular lesson plans will probably make teachers feel overwhelmed. Advice by educators: “You don’t need to master every single tool before you hand it over.” She likes to give a new tool to a student and ask them to learn how to use it first.
Find technology that lets kids learn from themselves and each other – Using an app called Audio Boom, the educator says students take turns recording them reading classroom books aloud. Each recording is approved by the educator of the school, who helps kids evaluate factors like intonation, phrasing, speed, emotion, and accuracy.