>> Sep 2, 2015
Every school has some form of traditional rules imposed on teachers and on students as well. However, with new technologies emerging ever so frequently, there is a big shift in how students and teachers behave among and towards each other. Though, it is expected that schools will undergo changes as well, the question is whether it will have a positive or negative influence.
A chance to increase student engagement
With introducing technologies in the classrooms, it is possible that students can become more active, not only in class, but also outside of it. Effectively making students become more self-sufficient and to be able to research on their own. However, it will also offer teachers new methods of teaching and passing on knowledge. On the other hand, communication between teachers and students should improve as well.
Use what you have
Classrooms will have the possibility to enable students to connect even via personal smartphones, making classes seem more interesting. Moreover, by introducing mobile learning, students will be able to follow classes even if they are from another part of the world. Moreover, students and teachers will be able to exchange information and get questions answered without having to disrupt the class. Remember to teach your students about mobile etiquette and what acceptable behavior is, so that they do not abuse their phones in class.
Introducing interactive learning
Keep in mind that as technology evolves, interactive learning will get a new perspective and dimension as well. The question then will be whether teachers and students are capable to undergo the necessary changes. Teachers should gradually introduce new interactive methods used in the classroom, so that students can get accustomed. Furthermore, it will provide a new horizon for being able to learn more, and to make learning more fun and interesting.
Accepting the new changes
Schools should have proper equipment
The most important consideration for enabling better relations between teachers and students will be the necessary equipment required for schools. Though it might seem that it is impossible to get everything that a modern school would need, it is in fact possible to existing infrastructure and modify it according to the school’s needs. On the other hand, if the substructure is developed gradually, it will leave room for further improvements in the future.
Handling school needs
As schools become more modern, and more equipped with new gadgets and computers, it will become pricier to get in as well. Though, with school easy pay, it will be possible to handle books, fees, and even other school required activities, with a few easy payments. On the other hand, make sure that you plan your budget so that you have enough to cover tuitions and required gadgets to follow the program without any problems.
The future of technological advancements in the classroom
Although it is not definite what will happen, one thing is certain. Without a teacher to conduct a class, it will be hard to imagine education. Even if there are technological advancements in schools, a teacher-student relation must be established in order to pass on knowledge and to really teach something.
Schools should not oppose changes, rather, try to give teachers time and resources to work these new advancements into their classes. After all, a teacher is best if they can teach in an environment they understand and feel welcome in. Moreover, students feel safe with teachers they trust and can ask question related to schools and otherwise. In the end, remember that there is always a test period where you will be able to see if schools are ready for changes.