Welcome to the 21stcentury where you can make calls through your watch and speak to someone on the other side of the world by simply logging on to the world wide web. It’s no secret that the advancement in technology has increased dramatically over the past 50 years. At one point, many years ago, people communicated by grunting at each other. Today, all you have to do is swipe a screen or touch a button. How far technology has come is amazing to say the least. Not only has it evolved all over the world, but it’s also evolving in the classroom. K-12 technology enhanced classes are beginning to become the new norm, and it’s only just beginning.
Kids Focus More When They’re Interested
The old ways of teaching are starting to become obsolete. Not many classrooms have traditional chalkboards anymore and the old methods of trying to keep children interested and phasing out. If you give a child a tablet or have them focus on something from a computer, it’ll peak their interest and they’ll want to learn more. School is boring for a lot of kids so the less boring it is, the better chance you have of them paying attention to a lesson and retaining information.
Technology is Forever Advancing
Because technology continues to get better every year, the chances of children learning using technology also increases. 50 years ago, there was no way that you could grab a tablet and learn from it. Today, not only can you learn from it but you can also interact with it to learn even more. It’s easy to teach 2 + 2, but when a tablet can break down why and how the answer is 4 it makes children want to learn more because it unlocks a part of their mind that they didn’t know was there. With the continuous advancement of technology, the mind of a child is advancing just as fast.
Using K-12 technology in classrooms promotes better learning, better information retention, and better grades. There are a lot of areas around the world that use this technology to teach their children and the results prove this technology to be working. In areas where technology is limited or not provided, students aren’t performing as well as in areas where it is provided. Having to sit and listen to a professor reading and writing on a board is becoming an ineffective way to teach children. There are better ways available, and most include technology.