The old school style of education is now totally out of date. Today with the techonology explosion that’s presently taking place everywhere around the world, schoolroom instruction has also come a long way and many schools, colleges, and universities are progressively incorporating more technology into common classrooms to facilitate the teaching process.
After all in this 21st century, in this age of podcasts, ipods, blogs and internet sites and blackberries, the education strategy also has a lot of catching up to do via visuals and wires to appeal to school students. When bringing technology into the classroom or your lesson plans, your purpose is to enhance your lessons to make them as fascinating to students as possible while finding them thought provoking and challenging.
Present some kind of computer based teaching into your class, and research pronounces that your students will learn more. They are able to advance through lessons faster and have a higher rate of retention. Allowing your students to conduct their own research online using the internet can be very beneficial. Most students are on the internet every day browing websites and searching for things that interest them. As long as you show your students the correct way to search and verify references, the internet can be a great classroom resource that will allow students to discover information and answers on their own.
Presentation computer programs such as Powerpoint gives instructors the ability to make lesson plans that blend both the visual and auditory styles of learning. Almost all computers have some kind of multimedia platform installed. You can allow students to take advantage of these programs to create projects and demonstrations that contain both visual aids and text.
Integrating multimedia also produces a change of pace of the old chalk board and overhead projector, which ordinarily goes over very well with the students. It can bring about increased student interaction and interest in the content and lesson being taught.
Interactive Multimedia Ebooks
Ebooks are electronic copies of books that be downloaded to your computer and read online.E books are far more visually attractive than their printed boring old counterparts as e books are created combining videos, images, audio and texts. For example, suppose you are a biology educator and want your students to complete a project. Students love to use technology to create things. You can have them create their own ebooks. Have them research a topic online, download a few ebooks for example and reference, then create their own using images, video, audio, and text if possible.
Making use of video cameras can also be a great way to integrate technology in your classroom. Many students have video capability in their phones already and love making videos. Have them create short movies or presentations on topics for the class. They’ll have fun and it will be a great learning experience.
Other ideas include student podcasts, classroom blogs, or interative classroom forums or websites.
We should always be looking at ways to update and change the way we teach as the ways students learn changes over time. My making use of various forms of technology, you can do everything you can to make sure every student has an equal chance to learn and retain knowledge.