As we sail through the 21st century, technology in classrooms is becoming more and more prominent. As we might have noticed, tablets are replacing the traditional textbooks and one can look for just about anything in their smartphones. The impact that technology has had on the education industry has been quite significant. Here, we will be talking about a few of those benefits.
- Technology prepares students for the future
Education isn’t just about memorising facts and attaining great grades. Rather, it is about solving complex problems and being able to collaborate with others in the workforce. Jobs that may not have has a digital component in the past, may have one now. Ed-tech in the classroom prepares students for their future and sets them up for this increasing digital economy.
- Technology helps students learn at their own pace
Today’s technology study strongly supports individualised instruction. This means that students can study according to their needs and abilities. This is great for teachers too as it gives him/her the time to work with students who are struggling. For example, not everyone understands concepts like Newtons law of cooling and equivalence principle by reading it once. It requires them to go through it again and again until they clearly understand the concepts. In such cases, technology plays an important role.
- Increased retention rate
Majority of the students believe that technology helps them retain information better. An experiment that involved 18 students of 2nd grade required them to complete a powerpoint project on animals. Sixteen out of the 18 students remembered more facts about the animal after completing the presentation. This indeed proves that technology increases the retention rate.
- Technology connects with students
Technology holds an important place in a student’s life. Even when they are not in school, just about everything that they do is connected to technology. By integrating technology into the classroom, teachers are changing the way they used to teach (lectures for six hours a day) and providing students with the tools that will take them into the 21st century.
Technology changes by the minute, and as educators it is our duty to keep up with the current trends. While we just saw the advantages of the integration of technology into education, it is important to remember that traditional learning processes are just as essential. In conclusion, technology can have a profound impact on a student’s life.
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