The clever use of technology in the classroom is a sure-fire way to increase interest in learning among today’s tech-savvy students.
AS an educator, I have always been a great believer in John Dewey’s famous quote: If we teach today as we taught yesterday, then we rob our children of tomorrow.
So it is our duty to teach our students in such a way that we prepare them for a better tomorrow.
Our students have already beaten us when it comes to technology.
My teenage son has taught me loads about technology and is still my biggest and quickest source of information when it comes to technology; what’s new, what works best, installation, and all about the social media out there. Now, we teachers need to catch up with our students on technology.
It is crucial to acknowledge the importance of technology integration in classrooms these days. Let’s look at the benefits of technology integration in the classroom, the technological content knowledge teachers should have, and most importantly the implication for teachers.
Technology integration in the classroom brings about a more student-centred approach. When teachers use technology in the classroom, their approaches seem to be more student-centred.
Students tend to work together more while using technology; for example, to search the web and create multimedia presentations.
Hypermedia and hypertext increase their understanding. Hypermedia environments are dynamic and interactive and create a non-linear collection of information.
by Dr. Termit Kaur Ranjit Singh.