Modern technology and its impact on the ways students learn
Looking at our everyday life we can certainly say that it is in constant flux. For work, shopping or a quick meeting with friends. Less and less time we have affects our perception of the world, we are satisfied with the residual information, only the main message counts, without unnecessary details. In all this, however, speed is important, as well as mobility. Definitely time for multimedia and new technologies. Interestingly, they have also found their way to the youngest. Pupils use it for fun, but also for learning. It really works!
Tablets instead of textbooks
The idea of this solution has been around for some time and has really gained a lot of supporters. Even government or EU programs support the initiative and allocate a lot of funds to equip schools with modern equipment. Why? Kids are brought up with access to extensive technology from an early age – television, internet, phone, laptop. They are often more proficient at this than adults. So it is worth using their skills also at school. For the student it will be an area in which they can excel, and for the teacher it will be a way to make the lesson interesting. In the tablet we can add the content of any textbook we choose. What is more, such content can be richer, because it often includes additional multimedia in the form of films, animations, as well as games and quizzes. It enriches the content and makes it more attractive. And let’s not forget about being eco-friendly. This reduces the number of printed books, which deteriorate very quickly, as well as the number of notebooks – notes can also be made on the tablet. Convenience for the student, a nod to the environment.
Multimedia whiteboards instead of chalk
Do you remember the big green boards and the chalk dust that surrounds them?? Not so long ago it was a basic piece of equipment in every classroom. Nowadays these are passing away, we find few and usually only because teachers are still attached to them. We have entered the era of multimedia whiteboards, which are very well received. They have the same function as their chalk predecessors, but here we use our touch, namely our finger, as a marker. They are constructed in such a way that we can display the content of a computer task and do it together with the class. They have a double function: a whiteboard and an overhead projector. It is a convenience for both teachers and students. The biggest advantage of multimedia whiteboards is that the tasks displayed on them activate the whole class during the classes. Kids need stimuli and this solution provides them with them.