How long will it be before chalkboards won’t be seen in a classroom ever again?
Kidding, I know some schools are way past them, having progressed swiftly to whiteboards and now on to those weird projector boards.
And teachers are reveling in it.
As technology advances, we have witnessed it slowly slither into various aspects of our lives, from fridges warning us about low food levels, to drones delivering packages to our doorstep.
And, as you guessed it, teaching, too.
But every year it’s the same thing: new tools are created and put out there and to find one that is suitable takes time, energy, and real commitment.
But, dearest teachers, local good guys Dial a Nerd are on your side. They put together a rad list of tools you should take a look at, to make your teaching with technology all the better.
Teachers can use Sway to create beautiful, interactive presentations. Students can also create quick presentations to demonstrate their knowledge. Sway can be accessed on multiple devices and its drag and drop function makes creating beautiful presentations happen in minutes. You can share and collaborate on Sway which is great for team projects.
Although Tech is changing the education landscape, it is difficult to give access to all students. A lot of applications require the teachers and their pupils to have access via a device. With Plickers, students have cardboard plickers that the teacher scans. These can be used for a variety of tasks such as polls, to see who understands the material and a variety of other tasks.
Marking paper consumes a lot of a teacher’s time. With ZipGrade teachers can create and print our assignments, they then can mark the paper just by scanning it with their smartphone. It works only for multiple-choice questions, but it sure is better than memorises the answers just so you can mark.
It can be difficult to think of topics for your students to write about and get them to enjoy writing. WriteAbout allows students to choose their topics based on creative writing, storytelling, opinion and much more. Students can give feedback to one another and publish their work. Teachers can mentor students through the process as well.
Augmented Reality is becoming an increasingly valuable tool in classrooms. Imagine learning about the solar system, human body or even maths in augmented reality. Aurasma connects the themes of your subject or lesson to fun and engaging content that enriches the learning experience.
Interesting, huh? You can read about the rest of our suggestions HERE.
With tech in schools growing and enabling better learning experience, it is of utmost importance for your school to be technologically adept and connected. Contact Dial a Nerd for all your school IT needs.