Technology in Learning Environments
Technology in the classroom is more prevalent than one might think. Even whiteboards have mostly been replaced with SMART Boards. While some may fear these types of changes, technology in the classroom has been proven to be an effective learning tool.
It Creates Future Careers
Students who encounter technology in their classes daily may be more comfortable pursuing tech careers in the future. Therefore, it’s important to incorporate technology into low-income schools and assure it’s accessible to all kids. Statistics show that 83% of tech executives are Caucasian and only 29% of tech jobs are held by women.
It Benefits Multiple Learning Styles
Science says there are five basic learning styles: visual, aural, verbal, physical, and logical. Different forms of technology utilize these styles and help students learn the best way they can.
It’s an Incredible Research Tool
The idea of a classroom being filled with iPads and laptops seems like a parent’s worst nightmare. However, with efficient site-blocking filters, these tools can teach students the wealth of knowledge they can access online. It can also be a great way for instructors to teach students how to verify facts they’ve found on the web.
It Engages Students
Technology can be used in many creative ways to help students remain engaged in class. Many college settings have incorporated clickers into their lectures. This technology allows all students to answer questions at once. There’s no reason it can’t be used in elementary to high school education to provoke participation. Some teachers are beginning to use polling systems to gauge how caught up or behind their students feel throughout the day.
In this day and age, it’s vital to keep technology in mind when designing learning environments. Elontec is proud to have served many educational institutes across Arizona with their design needs. Whether it’s relocation, installation, furniture, design, or technology, Elontec has your organization’s back.