Technology has changed how we experience life in the contemporary society that we live in. More than three quarters of adults in America own and use cell phones, close to half own a tablet and or an e-reader. This clearly shows that technology is fast taking center stage in our lives.
This is true even in the education sector. The classroom experience has greatly been impacted by interactive education technology. Teaching and learning has become much easier with the right use of the technology. Here are some of the ways in which interactive education technology has positively impacted the classroom experience.
1. Wider Range of Teaching and Learning Tools
Both students and teachers have a lot to benefit from the trappings of technology. K-12 teachers involved in a survey reported that interactive education technology resources like whiteboards, tablets, videos and application software is of great help when expounding on content and reinforcing concepts. Interactive education technology helps in keeping students engaged and active while keeping the lessons fresh.
2. A Stimulus to Learn
Interactive educational technology opens up students to a hands-on and practical learning experience where they are participants in their learning; this is quite an incentive. 74% of teachers surveyed in a recent national learning media research said that interactive education technology acts as an incentive for students to learn, something that makes them look forward to come to school.
3. Subjective Learning Experience
We are all unique; students are not the same in their aptitude and mental acuity. Every student should therefore be given opportunity to learn in the best manner they can. There is no better way of doing this than using interactive education technology in the classroom. For instance, lessons can be structured to help students learn on their own and complete tasks in their own time while giving teachers the opportunity to help students that require extra guidance.
Educational resources like portable technology, educational apps, videos, maps, infographics, games and search engines are an effective way to foster continuous learning.
4. Readiness for the Job Market
Incorporating technology in the learning experience does so much to prepare students for the workplace. Interactive education technology ensures that students are kept abreast with the ever evolving and dynamic technology. Students can develop skills and knowledge that is relevant in the present world if technology is used in teaching them right from an early age.
It goes without saying that technology does more for teaching and learning. The use of interactive learning technology is beneficial to both to teachers and students and ultimately for our economies.