The current generation is immersed in technology. Even a primary school student nowadays carries a laptop, gaming system, tablets and many other gadgets, which brings the entire world within their fingertips. Following the trend, an educator’s responsibility is to make students aware about the effective use of available technology. This is why, curriculum -based learning is now immensely enhanced, giving way to various innovative ways of sharing and delivering knowledge. Integrating technology in classroom learning has become the trend of the day.
Here are some important tips that I have always found useful when it comes to delivering knowledge to students.
Interactive Classroom website
A classroom website is a new age platform that makes learning experience far more enhanced. It’s interactive and thus, serves a wonderful platform for communication with parents as well as teachers, display students’ works, provide assignments and projects and most importantly share resources with other teachers. Kids can work on designing pages and add content, which is visible to the respective teachers. The classroom website that we have introduced in our school allows students to access the teachers’ sites and get necessary updates about important assignments. There are various educational games in the website, which promotes intellectual development of the students.
Podcasts are becoming an important medium for delivering training and knowledge these days. They are just like radio shows. Recently, we have created a podcast for our students, where we feature lectures given by reputed educators of the state, and create a “radio show” type of presentation. The best part is that delivering lecture like this does not make the session boring and at the same time keep students engaged to it. We have linked it in our classroom website, so that students can take a look at it as and when required. A podcast can be for different topics. For example, you can create a podcast on your discussions around the book, or it can be a storytelling podcast. It can also be research-based, where a student shares some information on which he or she has studied in depth.
E-Books are no more boring with full of text that require you to tire your eyes to comprehend properly. You can combine audio, text, images and videos to create an E-Book. Our students create class E-Books every year, which are focused on various subjects taught in class. We also encourage students to create personal E-Books, where they can select their own topic and create a book with all their research material. These are certainly great ways to interact and establish connection between students as well as teachers.
Technology is impacting the education scenario in an effective way. As educators, it’s our responsibility to take care of the fact that the available technology is perfectly used to upgrade the skills and knowledge of our students.