Tech in the classroom is helping students build a stronger education. Services for teachers and students allow for a more interactive classroom online and in-person. Tech in the schools will help students and teachers across the globe.
As technology grows the education system needs to adapt in the favor of the technology. They want to use the tech in the most effective manner in a learning space that can help make the classroom a much better environment in turn. A door that technology opened for the education world is having direct access for the parent to get information on grades, attendance, and more. This creates a much more transparent experience for the parent, teacher, and student. Along with information access tech has allowed for there to be dedicated services and sites that create a forum or stream like communication system between the students, teachers, and still giving select access for the parent too.
Digital classrooms and portfolios keep growing more and more taking greater advantage of the technology at hand. Digital classrooms allow for the students to not only communicate but to turn in virtual assignments and get grade updates on the spot. This allows for a much more accessible medium for the student as they’re going to use the internet regardless of school being there so having a virtual room lets the class come to the student. Virtual classrooms are all varied and can be used for many different types of courses. One major point of these virtual classrooms is that they can be tailored to the student’s needs and times giving a much more flexible and enjoyable learning environment. Portfolios also have their own place in this realm of educational tech.
Having a kid in an arts and crafts class or being a teacher of a class like that gives technology even more value as digital portfolios allow for instant access to the student’s work. As a teacher, this is valuable as having instant access to a student’s work can be used on the fly to showcase their work and talent. For a parent, this can be used as a tool to gain insight into what the student is doing in class and how they’re performing. This, in turn, gives much simpler access for the parent to see it all. Service companies that work in this field such as ClassDojo try to give teachers, parents, and students alike a great place for their work to store. Accessibility is the key to making this all work as that’s the key to what makes services like this so vital to the class. If the class work and grades don’t feel like a burden of a way to “check-in” the classrooms and portfolios give that needed accessibility that makes the tech so vital in the education world.
As the classroom grows so do the ways of teaching. In a world so plugged in using technology with the advantage of accessibility makes the class a much greater and more welcoming environment for all students.