Classroom Technology: Sign of Progress
Dec 15, 2010 E-Learning/CALL 2096 Views
Classroom technology is not only the sign of improvement of today's technology but also an efficient and effective way to provide the students, an excellent and creative education. To improve the quality of the studies, you should have to insert some latest technological tools and terms in the classrooms to make the teaching more meaningful.
Prepare presentation slides
A student's brain would capture the concepts rapidly if it is explained with related images, pictures or videos. So prepare presentation slides using power point or other presentation software and explain the lessons using it. You could include related pictures in the slides so that the students could understand easily. Also you could list out all the important points with bullets or numbering and highlight the important points using different colour. This will make the students feel at ease to study and thus create an interest in them to learn.
Use Presentation tools
Another important classroom technology to implement is presentation tools. The basic thing for a student to study well is the way of presentation that is provided to him by his teacher. So presentation plays a major role in teaching and learning. The way the teacher presents the lessons should be clear and informative and should be related to the topic taken by him/her. Use the presentation tools available currently in the market like smart board or IWB which are specifically designed for presentation purposes.
Music has the magic power to improve the mood of any person. It has the ability to create pleasant surroundings. So create a nice environment to freshen up your student physically and mentally. A relaxed person can involve in his/her studies well. Add Background music to the presentation slides or videos while you take lessons; it should be soft and mild.
Provide computer and secure internet access
We all know that the internet plays a vital role in gaining knowledge as well as to communicate with people in an efficient way. It is cheap and convenient as well. You could say that the whole world is in your hands and you could communicate and share anything you know with anyone in the world. So provide the classrooms with computers and give secure internet connection for word processing, presentations, information sharing and research. Assign the teachers with laptop computers for mobile computing and remote access to systems to communicate with students, administration and parents via network.
Join and create community or blog
Information sharing is the best way to contribute your knowledge to other people and also gain new information that you may not know. So the network helps you gradually in this regard. Create online community or blog and make your friends to join. Share your view and thoughts about anything you are interested. It could be something related to your studies or general stuffs like current affairs etc. You could also create a community among your students in which you could clear their doubts online when you are not in class. So that there will be good interaction between you and your class students.