The importance of technology integration in the classroom
Using a laptop or a smartphone is common in our daily lives. We rely on those technologies to learn, work, invest and control our daily budget. Children nowadays also know how to use mobile devices. However, they usually use devices to watch videos or play games. If the teacher can integrate technology in the classroom, it will be a good opportunity to let children know the technology is more than for fun, and they should be aware of smartphone addiction. For children from families who don’t have enough budget for digital products, the teacher can help reduce the digital divide and teach them to use the technology to plan for the future.
Before integrating the technology in the classroom, you can think about how to design your class
Teaching is not only about passing on knowledge, but also about engaging students in learning. If you don’t design your class well, you teach nothing even if you have a 100” screen, AR/VR and tablets for every student in the classroom. How you are going to teach is more important than the technology. The digital products are only here to help you build an immersive learning environment and quickly show you students’ learning feedback.
The teacher doesn’t need to design the class alone. You can go to the workshop or use Wakelet to get inspiration. Wakelet is a freel tool. It helps users to easily organize the learning resources and share resources in a more engaging and visual way. You can register an account and check how other teachers design their classes. For example, type in “American history”, you can see several learning resource templates.
What is the standard equipment you should have in the classroom?
WiFi wireless networking is indispensable in the digitized learning environment. It not only lets teachers and students search information with mobile devices, but also enhances the efficiency of collaboration in the classroom.
2.Interactive flat panel
We used to see a blackboard in a classroom. Now it’s the interactive flat panel which replaces the blackboard. Its interactivity can help teachers and students engage in the classroom. When you purchase the display, pay attention to the size and the resolution. When the classroom is big, you have to buy a bigger screen to let students who sit far away see the display.
If the teacher and students both have tablets, teachers can quickly get students’ learning feedback from the app. For example, you can play Kahoot! In the class and see if everyone understands your questions. Students can use the tablet to search for information. But the teacher must let students know the purpose of integrating technology in the classroom is more than for fun.
When everyone has a tablet on their hands, an efficient charging solution is also important. The school staff can purchase charging cabinets or carts based on what tablet you are using.
5.Wireless presentation system
If you want to be sure that every student can see what’s on the display, the wireless presentation system is what you need. It allows people to check the content on the display with their own devices. What’s more, students can share their ideas with any device they use. You may ASTROS customer stories to see how you can apply the wireless presentation in the classroom. You can also Contact Us to know more details.
Avoid the negative effect of digitized learning
When you integrate more technologies in the classroom, you cannot ignore that students may get overwhelmed by the massive information or get distracted. You can quickly know many things through the internet, but it still takes time for you to digest the information. The teacher must design the class carefully and pay attention to students’ performance. Don’t let technology ruin your efforts.