Your school must keep up with advances in technology to ensure that your students are receiving the best possible education. Here at PrimaryTech, it’s our passion to provide schools with the best IT training, advice and support so that your school can stay ahead of the digital classroom teaching and learning experience.
Ways in which technology has improved the classroom learning experience over the years include:
- Improved accessibility and inclusion
- Reduced teacher workload
- Increased fun in education
- Supported excellent teaching and learning
With all these benefits It’s no surprise that there has been a huge focus on technology in the classroom from the UK Department for Education. Technology is a huge part of our lives and has advanced the capabilities in which we can communicate with each other. Not everybody communicates and learns in the same way which is why technology has opened up new doors within education and improved the learning experience for students who don’t take well to the old-fashioned textbook and whiteboard method of learning.
Here is a list of exciting technologies you can incorporate into the classroom this year…
1. Gamification for Learning
Gamification makes the hard parts of learning more fun, which in return improves pupils’ memory and learning as the same dopamine hit is released as if playing video games. Increasing the joy and excitement of learning can also increase children’s satisfaction at school, leading to fewer ‘sick’ days.
Gamification is not only more enjoyable for students but also parents, as It is reported that 47% of British parents dread the moment their child returns home with maths homework. Turning dreaded homework assignments into fun games will keep pupils interested for longer and will allow parents to get on with their household chores as the pupil takes learning into their own hands.
2. Immersive Learning Using AR/VR
AR and VR headsets in the classroom bring learning to life and make it an even more memorable experience. AR/VR is beneficial for visual, auditory and kinesthetic learners who usually get left behind by their traditional reading & writing learning style peers.
Making learning a visual and physical experience has never been easier than with AR/VR technology. Helping to give all students an equal opportunity to learn in the way that’s best for them.
3. AI Grading and Analytics
AI grading and performance analytics reduces teaching staff’s workloads. Teachers usually have to manage and mark numerous amounts of student coursework. AI grading is a more accurate and efficient way to grade on mass. AI software is used to analyse your student’s performance to figure out their strengths and weaknesses. This helps to support each student individually. AI software gives students 24/7 learning access to the educational support they need.
4. Asynchronous Learning
Asynchronous learning is education that happens from anywhere at any time without a set schedule for students. This means students can pick and choose what subject they want to learn as and when it suits them.
A remote desktop is a great way for students to work asynchronously as it allows students to work from anywhere at any time. It’s a cloud version of the desktop space they use at school and will come with the same safety features and restrictions when in use. It also prevents cyber attacks as remote desktops can be stored within state-of-the-art UK data centres. No matter the size of your school or amount of users, a remote desktop can be used to allow students to access their own personal accounts and data.
At PrimaryTech we can help you incorporate new digital learning strategies into the classroom.
Call us on 01482 420165 to discuss how we can help you to make learning fun for students with technology.
Published: December 8