Technology has changed every facet of our lives, when it comes to communication, when it comes to medicine, transportation and a host of other things have been radically affected by technology, in both negative and positive ways. If you are a teacher, there are plenty of ways to start using technology as a tool for learning rather than treating it as a negative that needs to be rooted out with the usage of intensive filtering and punishments.
- Start creating social media profiles for you and/or your school
Using social media to connect better with your students is a great thing to do, it helps students better connect to you and feel more relaxed and ready to learn outside of school. Think of doing things like signing up for an Instagram account, where you can post photos of your outside life, or try signing up for a twitter account to post live updates or try Facebook to connect with students personally.
- Use technology such as smartphones to play interactive learning experiences
Smartphones are great for playing interactive games like Kahoot or Jeopardy in a classroom, using these games can be a great way to allow your kids to both have fun and learn at the same time, something that most teachers will probably want.
- Start using the Smartboard to do things other than lectures
Try watching YouTube videos on a smartboard, use the great looking picture quality to watch HD movies or use them to do something else other than just boring old lectures.
- Use websites like Remind to remind students of Homework
Write down Homework numbers on a system like RemindMe to send students updates of homework assignments or up-coming test/quiz dates or anything else, this is a great way to ensure students are caught up.