When the world saw the rise of computers, smartphones and other digital devices, we wondered how it would impact the next generation. And it is safe to say that children who are growing up today are doing so with technology as a normal part of their lives. Many kids do not even know what a world without an iPad or a smartphone would look like – as it is all they know.
But the advent of technology is not all about social media and playing games on a tablet. It is also about how technology can help the way that educators are teaching children, young adults and adults. The digital integration with education is something that is very fascinating to learn about.
Tech in Classrooms
Some teachers are always going to present a barrier to change. They want to do things in the way they have done for decades, while they see change as something that is unpleasant and not needed.
But there are many educators who want to use technology. You can already visit schools and universities around the world where students are being taught through the tech devices they carry. Teachers can show their lecture through a projector, which means they can prepare it on their computer.
Students are sent homework through the internet, which they can complete and submit online. Many classes are entirely paperless, with the exams being administered digitally as well.
Integrating tech into the classrooms is not only about the hardware that is being used. While it has to be capable, it is only as good as the software it is running. There is a big focus on improved software, apps and web applications that educators can use when they are teaching students in different settings.
And it appears that 2019 and 2020 will be the years where we will see great strides in terms of the apps that can be used to teach students, all the way from their early school days to when they are learning on the job at a major company.