New Technologies = New Tactics For Educators

New Technologies = New Tactics For Educators

Andrei Zakhareuski
by Andrei Zakhareuski 7,693 views |

The teaching profession is going through one of its most productive evolutionary swings ever, thanks in part to the increase in resources created for educators.

Today there are dozens - if not hundreds - of teaching related applications, software programs, and study materials that never existed few decades ago. These resources are not only common but are also turning out to be highly effective in their own way.

Teachers who leverage these resources can foster exciting learning experiences for students, as well as fun for themselves. They can make education a more enjoyable experience rather and get the students more involved, and thus deliver better results. This is why you see more and more teachers adopting such tactics on a regular basis.

Let’s look into some recent advancements in teaching resources:

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    Intranet

    Intranet is a local Internet technology that works within a school or any other organization.
    There are several advantages to using Intranet services.
    This is how it helps teachers:
    #1: Manage Time and Resources: An intranet allows teachers to share critical information. Every teacher knows that they may need to share some vital time-sensitive information from time to time, which the Intranet helps in achieving. The beauty of Intranet is that it’s highly interactive and can be used for sharing more than basic information. It helps teachers manage time and resources better.
    #2: Manage Reports, Research Work & Study Materials: Teachers regularly need to manage reports, research work and study materials. With the use of the Intranet, this becomes a lot more easier because of the shared network. Collaborating and sharing is no longer a pain with the Intranet, thus making the teacher’s job more effective and productive.
    This is how it helps schools:
    #1: Stay Up-to Date with Teachers: Schools make regular announcements and changes on administrative levels. It’s not easy to individually notify each teach about the updates. In order to teach better and get better results, teachers have to stay up-to date with any changes. Using an Intranet schools can stay connect to the teachers and see to it that they are getting the most out of their job.
    #2: Better Internal Communication: Communication is is the key to success in any area, and education is no different. The better internal communication system a school has, the easier it will be for the teachers to speak out, discuss or bring up issues/problems if needed. Using the Intranet a school can most definitely improve internal communication and indirectly help in enhance the teacher’s performance.

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    Digital Classes

    Teachers can take advantage of the many advances in technology, including teaching “digital” classes. There are several third-party, subject-specific apps and software programs that offer great visual learning experiences. The apps and software programs consist of subjects such as science or mathematics, which can complement art and music classes for kids. This kind of visual training has proven to have a greater impact on students than audio based training.
    Choosing the right software app for your “digital” classes is also not difficult given the amount of choice you have. The key here is to focus on delivering value to the students without compromising on the quality of education. For example, in order to give a great visual learning experience to the students you will have to take into consideration all factors such as the level of understanding of the students, the topic that is being covered, the overall purpose, etc. The more you focus on getting all the factors right, the easier it will for you to incorporate the right software program or subject-specific app into your teaching.
    Digital classes are becoming more and more common with each passing day. You’ll find that there are many teachers/instructors that are willing to impart knowledge to their students in a digital format, making it easier for the students to consume information and use it effectively. Besides that, students today are more tech-savvy so they are able to grasp the concept of digital classes more effectively.

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    Websites for Teachers

    There are also hundreds and thousands of websites that come up every day that are dedicated toward helping teachers. You can find online resources for encouraging young readers, creating lesson plans, crafting projects, preparing for examinations, sharing notes, getting motivated to learn and more. One website in particular that has gained a lot of attention lately is KhanAcademy.org, a non-profit organization with a purpose to make education accessible to all.
    One of the most noticeable things about these websites is that many of them deliver top notch information without asking anything in return. Teachers can use them not only for giving their students the needed push, but also get more clarity on the subject that they’re teaching. This ensures that the teacher’s teaching experience is not stressful but more interactive and enjoyable.
    To organize all of the resources available to you, consider creating a list of the websites that you think might be helpful to your students, and then use them when necessary. You can organize this list according to the quality of the websites and also the specific subject areas that they’re covering. The more resourceful this list is, the better it will be for you. Your students will appreciate the unique learning experience and will want to make the most out of what their teacher’s training.

Teaching in the 21st century is all about using the tools and resources that make teaching easy and learning fun.

Teaching no longer needs to be difficult or painful for the teachers where the students struggle to grasp simple things. With the help of technology, today’s teaching can be a lot more interactive and help the students get more involved.

In the end, the more you take advantage of these types of teaching resources, the better your lesson plans will be. There’s no doubt about the fact that technology will evolve over time, but adapting to the current technology will help you stay updated as a teacher, and improve/enhance your teaching methods overtime. It will give you the room to grow as a teacher and will help your students understand the subject better.

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