How do we connect better with students using new technology?
Technology can help teachers engage students more effectively. New tools can provide educators with insights on student performance. Technology can improve student collaboration and communication.
Connecting Better with Students Through the Use of New Technology
Interactive Learning: A method of teaching and learning which uses technology to create an interactive experience for the student. Personalization: A strategy of using data and technology to tailor learning experiences to the individual student. Gamification: The use of game elements and game design techniques in non-gaming contexts to increase engagement and motivate students.
Many schools now use interactive whiteboards, which use advanced technology to allow students to draw, write and interact with the board. Some schools have begun using virtual reality technology to help create immersive learning experiences. Some schools are now using robotics and artificial intelligence to teach programming skills to students.
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Work together in pairs: What strategies have you used to connect with students using new technology, and what challenges have you encountered?
How can using new technology in the classroom help teachers better connect with their students and create a more engaging learning environment?
Work together in pairs: What do you think is the most important factor in successfully incorporating new technology into the classroom to better connect with students?
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What is the term used to describe the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning?
Which of these is an example of a learning management system (LMS)?
- Adobe Photoshop
- Microsoft Word
What are some benefits of using technology in the classroom?
- Improvement in student engagement and participation
- Decrease in teacher workload and preparation time
- Both A and B
What type of technology can be used to monitor student progress, provide feedback, and personalize instruction?
- Learning Analytics
- Virtual Reality Headsets
A virtual field trip is an example of what type of educational technology?
- Augmented Reality
- Educational Games
- Simulation Software