Role of Technology
Globally, students have unlimited access to information and entertainment via the latest apps and gadgets – both throughout their education and in their free time. Technology and connectivity are having a dramatic impact on schools and this is revolutionizing good practice for teaching and learning. It is now unusual to find a school that does not provide students with access to a range of devices. Progressive schools are developing innovative ways to integrate technology in many aspects of day-to-day teaching; from online collaboration with peers or subject matter experts in other locations to better involving parents in their children’s learning.Modern technology also offers educators a variety of new tools, processes, and resources, which can be used inside and outside of the classroom, to allow teachers to track and assess their students’ performance throughout the academic year.
Technology facilitates every step of the e Assessment delivery, providing examinations that are not only valid and reliable but manageable and measurable. The greatest impact of the technology, is its impact on making a broader range of content more easily accessible to students: digital design makes it possible for students to engage with images, visual texts, videos and animations; on-screen tools support candidates working in a language that may not be their first or best language; and adaptive technologies ensure that the examinations are accessible to students with special needs.
Technology is a Culture Catalyst
Technology can be used to perpetuate a teacher-led, knowledge-based learning approach or it can be used to help us implement a student-centered, constructiveness, and progressive approach. We need to help teachers to understand the bigger picture of how technology can revolutionize education. Just teaching teachers how to use the technology will lead to enhancing a knowledge-level educational system. Teaching them the real potentials of technology will lead to promoting higher-level thinking, independent learning, and life-long learning.
Now that we live in an era of ultra-modern technologies, every aspect of our day-to-day life has been involved around technology-driven activities and products. Let’s find out the roles these technologies play in classroom learning process.
It is said ‘Technology is a culture catalyst’. It appears to be replacing many of the established tools and practices of a classroom environment. How do you think technology can be leveraged to the best advantages of a classroom learning process?
Importance of writing
Given the unlimited use of laptops and other accessories for writing inputs, ‘writing’ as a habit appears to be slowly vanishing in the younger generation. The relevance of writing to many mental processes and expressions of creativity is getting marginalized. What do you think a school should do to ensure the writing habit remains as a learning culture in a school environment?
The technology natives, our children, are quite happy writing on their laptops or iPads rather than the traditional way and I don’t think it takes away creativity as children are comfortable with it but writing in India in terms of speed and legibility has to be stressed upon as our exam pattern has not moved to online 100 percent and a number of tests are pen paper tests which makes stress on handwriting important. i Pads etc are out of reach of a lot of learners in our nation, so though it does not hamper with creativity, writing in the traditional way is important.
Keeping writing and reading relevant is a challenge for all school leadership. Innovation and creativity aid in School programs to sustain “writing and Reading”.