Many years ago chalkboards were the primary teaching tools in a classroom. It was fascinating to watch our teachers as they chalked their lessons across the board. Using coloured chalk was the most exciting part! Since then, teaching tools have evolved remarkably, some beyond our wildest expectations. Thanks to the advancement of technology, teachers and students alike can now enjoy a whole new range of high-tech tools in the classroom.
The introduction of Smart Boards in our classrooms was welcome with some reluctance. But the notion that these pieces of technology came with complications were soon swept away as we began to explore the many options they had to offer. Students enjoy their learning as teachers are able to enhance their lessons using a wide variety of tools available on these machines. Teachers are also able to monitor student learning and give instant feedback on their progress.
We also leverage Dash & Dot robots in the classroom as early as Pre-Kindergarten to teach programming and coding, as these skills are becoming increasingly more relevant for the future careers to our students. Also, through the use of Chrome Books and Google accounts, students have the opportunity to collaborate with their peers online to complete class projects and homework assignments. With this type of virtual communication, the need to visit a friend’s home to work on a project is also minimized and the goal is conveniently achieved!
One of the biggest benefits of using technology to teach concepts in the classroom is that students can manipulate them with ease, thus ensuring increased focus and consistent engagement in the lesson. Teaching students to drive their learning through the use of technology and collaborative learning experiences is surely setting them up for a successful and rewarding future.
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