3 Ways to Use Technology in Teaching
Whether you’re a teacher in a public school setting or you teach your little ones at home like I do, technology can be a great resource as well as a problem. So many parts of life are online or electronic that it’s bound to come up in school, and it can be a wonderful tool! But it can’t really replace basic skills like reading and writing, just supplement it. Here are 3 ways to use technology in teaching!
- Websites – No matter what grade level you teach, you can find a bunch of interactive websites to use in the classroom. Whether you’re having the kids practice dissection skills (without holding an actual scalpel) or want to drill multiplication tables, a quick online search will return a list of resources to help! Most of them are free (they may require registration) and some of them require a paid membership. Be sure to check for teacher/educator discounts, as well as classroom prices if the students will be using it themselves.
- Research – From videos to statistics, you and your students can find almost anything online to learn about. Instead of learning about a tornado, you can stream videos to show the power and destruction. Where as we would have hit the library (not knocking it all!) to research a term paper topic, students can find most of this information online and have so many more sources to pull that knowledge from! Obviously not everything is correct on the internet but it’s more likely to be current information and should be easily confirmed if it sounds doubtful or sketchy.
- Note Taking – Taking good notes during class is essential for most students. It’s not just being able to read over what the teacher taught in class once you get home but committing the information down is one more way to solidify what they are learning in their memory. While nothing’s wrong with a good old notebook and pen, there are other technology advances that may be suited for your students, like the eWriter from Boogie Board®.
No other product in the world creates a natural pen on paper experience like the Boogie Board eWriters. Eliminate the need for paper, scratch pads and sticky notes – simply write and erase. The durable, ultra-lightweight LCD writing screen is engineered to feel just like writing with pen on paper. The image stays as long as you need it to and can be erased with the touch of a button. Create again and again, without the need to charge or connect.
So no matter how you’re involved in teaching students (or if you’re the student), technology is a great tool when it comes to learning. There are, of course, many more than 3 ways to use technology in teaching, but this is a terrific list to get you started. And the eWriters from Boogie Board® are wonderful for all students, both young and
old not as young!
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Frances Hall says
I’m definitely got to be implementing these techniques this upcoming semester! Thank you!