Technology is the driving force for the future of learning, and while you might have heard the good, the bad and the ugly side of tech devices in children’s lives, we cannot deny the positive impact too.
For the most part, technology has created better classroom interaction, individualized learning, varied integration and equity in learning environments. In today’s world and with the ongoing health threats surrounding us, we need to prepare students for the education system of the future— and it starts with a device. The following are four tech devices to help kids learn faster whether, at school, home or anywhere they converge.
1. Digital Textbooks
Apart from cutting down on the cost of printing books, they are environmentally friendly and reduce our carbon imprint on the world. Additionally, it is accessible from anywhere, making it easy for schools to use it.
For K-12 students, digital textbooks make learning faster as they are cost-effective. According to one study, they are 60% cheaper than printed books.
But, that is not all. They are easily updated, enabling students to catch up with the latest and greatest information without buying new books. It is the perfect solution for schools and teachers as topics get to students faster stress-free.
2. Smart Tables
These are larger and sturdier learning mediums that combine teaching and gaming for children of all ages. This innovative device allows for individual or collaborative learning, problem-solving and deliberation among students. Although smart tables are not portable, they create a fun atmosphere for kids to learn via visuals, music and simple drag-and-drop functions that help with motor development in children.
Although projectors have been utilized in public spaces for various reasons, they have finally crept into the learning environment as a method of making learning faster and easier for kids. And the projectors of 2022 are not the projectors of the early 2000’s, with features including PC and Mac compatibility, dedicated apps, and vivid colors. Projectors are simple learning technologies that allow for better visual presentation, interactive learning and engaging social space. In a K-12 classroom, projectors are the best way to project topics to a class and they are a lot classier than blackboards and chalk systems.
4. Digital Display Devices
Computers were always part of the learning tool in classrooms, but today we have graduated to laptops, tablets, Chromebooks and more. Today, there are portable devices that allow students to engage with their classmates, making learning easier and faster. Since many students have digital devices, it is stress-free for teachers to send projects, assignments or corrections and for the students to reply immediately.
Classrooms and teaching styles are evolving, and unlike in the olden days, students need the best to learn effectively in this fast-paced world. It will take some time for every student to gain access to the appropriate tech device, but as we rethink educational space for the future, we must include tech devices in the classroom to best prepare this generation of students.