As we sail through the 21st century, technology in classroom is becoming more and more predominant. Tablets are replacing our textbooks, and we can research just about anything that we want to on our smartphones. Social media has become commonplace, and the way we use technology has completely transformed the way we live or lives.
BENEFITS OF USING TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM
· Technology in the Classroom Makes Learning More Fun
Students prefer technology because they believe that it makes learning more interesting and fun. They especially like laptops and tablets.
· Technology Makes Learning Interesting
Technology not only makes learning fun, but it makes learning more interesting. Subjects that students think are boring become more interesting through the use of technology.
· Technology Connects Students
Technology has changed the way teachers teach and students learn. Today’s classrooms no longer have to read about something in a book because they can experience it firsthand through the use of technology.
· Encourages individual learning
No one learns in the same way because of different learning styles and different abilities. Technology provides great opportunities for making learning more effective for everyone with different needs.
· Encourages collaboration
Students can practice collaboration skills by getting involved in different online activities. For instance, working on different projects by collaborating with others on forums or by sharing documents on their virtual learning environments.
· Students can learn useful life skills through technology
By using technology in the classroom, both teachers and students can develop skills essential for the 21st century. Students can gain the skills they will need to be successful in the future.
Benefits for teachers
With countless online resources, technology can help improve teaching. Teachers can use different apps or trusted online resources to enhance the traditional ways of teaching and to keep students more engaged. Virtual lesson plans, grading software and online assessments can help teachers save a lot time. This valuable time can be used for working with students who are struggling.