5 BENEFITS OF EDTECH IN EDUCATION

Have you ever taken the time to compare the classrooms of previous years to the ones we have now? If you have, you would most likely have noticed that the classroom constantly evolves. However, the goal of education, which is to promote learning among students, remains the same. With the introduction of EdTech to the classroom, the standards of learning have improved across schools. Even so, there is still the introduction of more technologies.

EdTech is simply the use of technology to improve education. It covers educational technologies that schools use to reach their goals and foster an exciting learning environment for their students. These educational technologies are apps and tools (such as interactive boards, projectors, computers, tablets etc.)  that enhance student learning. With EdTech, classes no longer have to be boring as the students become more engaged, hone their digital skills, perform even better in and out of the classroom and prepare for the future of work. 

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If you're seeking ways to help your students communicate and collaborate better with one another, then introduce EdTech into the classroom and watch the magic happen. 

Here are five ways Introducing EdTech improves learning and boosts students' school performance.

 EdTech can improve learning and boosts student's performance in the following key areas:

1. IMPROVES STUDENT ENGAGEMENT: Most students often find it challenging to retain their attention during lessons in the classroom. This is a serious challenge for both the student and the teacher. With EdTech, which allows for engagement in the classroom, students can now become more active during lesson periods as they have become more enjoyable and exciting. With this, students can retain their attention throughout the lesson and perform better in tests and examinations. In addition, they can try their hands on more creative and practical assignments such as presentations to explain what they are learning at a particular time. As a result of this increase in classroom engagement, the students become happier and more interested in learning.

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2. ENHANCES COLLABORATION: Collaboration is one very essential part of education. Students must work together in the classroom, enhancing the spirit of teamwork which is a vital skill for 21st-century work. Also, working together makes them communicate more, discussing previous and new topics with their peers and teachers before or after the classes irrespective of whether they are physically present at school, which eventually leads to an improvement in their grades and overall academic performance. With EdTech, schools now have chat rooms where discussions can be held outside the classroom. Thus, students can always lend their voices and air their views. 

 3. SELF PACED LEARNING: Students learn at different paces in the classroom. While some are fast learners, others are not so fast and require enough time and attention. This category of students can learn in a way that suits their learning style. EdTech creates a more flexible yet engaging learning method. It gives room for continuous learning even after school hours which means that students can learn anywhere and at any time through EdTech. 

4. INTERACTIVE EDUCATION: EdTech makes learning in the classroom interactive and exciting. It enables teachers to introduce games to spice up the learning process and increase student engagement. Using Edtech, the games can be created from class lessons to make learning fun for the students. Using interactive boards, they can also easily present lessons to the students. With this, the students get more interested in class activities, perform better and improve their overall academic performance.

5. OPPORTUNITIES TO PRACTICE: It is not enough to learn. It is highly encouraged that students are allowed to practice what they learn, mainly because they are also preparing for the future of work which requires practicality to a large extent in almost every field of study. With EdTech, various resources are available for students to practice. These resources range from websites, blogs, mobile apps, videos among others. With constant practice using these resources, the students become better and improve their academic performances. In addition, by practicing, students that are not performing so well can catch up with their peers in the shortest time. 

Have you introduced EdTech to your school yet? What changes have you noticed? We would love you to  share with us in the comment section.

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