Technology is part of our everyday lives and our students’ everyday lives. Between cell phones, TVs and more, we each touch technology almost every single day. The adaption of technology has resulted in the addition of a lot of extra resources. One of the places that technology adds resources is the classroom. It creates opportunities for students to learn new things in different ways.
There are a lot of different technology options for the classroom. They each add their own benefits to the learning experience. Let’s take a look at a few of the different EdTech options.
Computers and Tablets
Computers and tablets are one of the staple pieces of technology that gives an abundant amount of resources to your students. They give the students more resources to access information on the subjects they are learning. From the internet to apps, students can dig into the material.
Classroom Management Software
If your students are going to be use computers in the classroom, you need classroom management software. It allows you to monitor your students’ screens and help scaffold their learning through other tools. Netop’s classroom management software, Vision, allows you to create web filters, send your students links, freeze their screens, send them messages, and more.
Smartboards are nice to have in the classroom. They are the techy version of whiteboards. Smartboards allow the teacher to project an image that the students can interact with. Students can write on the image and move it around.
3D printers are not just for art classes! They help with teaching math, science, and other subjects too. You can have students explore math problems and geometric shapes by printing them. They can even print out models of the organisms they are learning about in their biology classes. The options are endless.
Virtual Reality (VR)
When you think of virtual reality, you might be thinking of video games, but virtual reality has a place in the classroom as well. Virtual reality allows students to explore places they have never been, gain training on future career paths, and more.