3 Ways Technology & Innovation Are Transforming Classrooms

A superintendent shares three tools his district uses to prepare their students for life:

Technology and innovation are a growing priority in school districts nationwide, and the following three tactical tools are ways educators today can use technology to transform their classrooms.

1. Interactive learning
Leveraging technology excites students and increases engagement, which can increase students’ performance in the long run. According to a study conducted by game-based learning platform, Kahoot!, nearly two-thirds of teachers are using technology to encourage students to work in teams, and 58 percent are using it for problem-based learning. More than half of teachers are using technology to encourage creative thinking.

2. Virtual portfolios
Today, resumes and degrees are no longer enough. Employers seek concrete evidence of previous work, which is why virtual portfolios serve as a tremendous tool for students. For example, the CN ePortfolio can provide students with evidence of their learning journey while expanding a meaningful academic social network and building a professional business image.

3. Personal hotspots
Twenty-first-century learning can take place anywhere and at any time if a student has access to the internet. There are roughly 5 million households with school-age children who don’t have access to broadband internet, but a way to combat this digital divide is to offer personal hotspots to all students with a one-to-one device.  Once all students are given equal access to internet and online opportunities, the digital divide begins to dissolve, leveling the playing field for all.

The information in this post was taken from an article by Matt Prusiecki in eSchool News, follow this link for the complete article and more information.