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5 Best Ways In Which Technology Can Assist Teachers

The use of technology in our day-to-day lives has become obvious. Once considered a miracle that happened around us, technology is gradually expanding its roots in the educational topography as well. However, in contemporary, these technological maneuvers aren't restricted to the maintenance of just administrative or archival spadework. In fact, they have started to alter the learning landscape in school classrooms. Let's have a look at some of the best ways in which technology can assist teachers, both in their physical classrooms and remote teaching zones.

  1. Integrating Social Media In Classrooms

  2. Using Presentations

  3. Podcasts and Pie Charts

  4. Blogging and Video Making

  5. Community Engagement via Technology

Integrating Social Media In Classrooms

While we have good access to the internet and related technological gadgets, it's difficult to stay away from the magnetic influence of social media. In the modern world, social media has become a way of building social relations, connecting with people, and in some ways, it's a form of entertainment and information as well. People of all ages and all sects find something of relevance on social media for themselves and the same logic applies to students and teachers. Social media is one product of technology that can be easily integrated into our classrooms.

Teachers can create private groups for students to clear their queries, give them instructions, send them the study materials, and inform them about relevant happenings related to the course. This way, while students are having fun and entertainment on their mobile devices, they are also spending some amount of time strengthening their knowledge and skills.

Using Presentations

Presentations have always been a good way to deliver information creatively. They make the classrooms lively and engaged. Also, presentations work best both in physical classrooms and remote teaching. Teachers can cull out the important pointers from the vast chapters and arrange them in a way that would sink in the mind of students very easily.

The various multimedia elements that form a part of a presentation give it a more dynamic look. Thus, relieving teachers and students from the cumbersome exercise of going through the text-filled monotonous chapters.

Podcasts and Pie Charts

Honestly, thanks to our portable mobile devices, we are all almost drowned in the world of visuals. This way, the exercise of tuning ourselves to audios and podcasts might seem like a task. However, looking closer to the lens of wholesome development, listening is also one of the most important skills and technology does give us access to enhance this skill. Then, why not? Speaking and learning assessments exercise is equally as important as listening and understanding exercises. Let's make good use of listening formats like podcasts and visual formats like pie charts all along.

Blogging and Video Making

Visuals and text dominate almost our entire world of the internet. Most of the time, we either see or read. Don't we? If a teacher is giving a writing exercise to her students, wouldn't it be great if it's in the form of writing a blog? Or if she is giving a more advanced visual exercise, wouldn't it be better if she asks students to click a few photographs and ask them to make a slideshow of those photos? It certainly would be great. Not only it would help students to stretch their mental muscles, it would flood the classroom with innumerable creative projects and ideas. It would also help teachers to engage with great creative endeavors lending them to explore themselves even more.

Community Engagement via Technology

In the modern school's ecosystem, students are expected to spend some hours strengthening their community of people and invest in the community building exercises. Given the technology in our hands, it's now easier for students and teachers to start campaigns for the underprivileged communities on the internet. With an organized campaign and strategies, they can successfully raise funds for the communities they work for and can raise awareness about them.

These are the most basic ways in which technology can be integrated into the classrooms. Wanna learn more about these ways and even more in detail?

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Udisha Srivastav is currently working as Content Manager with MakeShift.

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