The magnificent leap – Technology in Education

Technology is everywhere. Even while reading this, you will be using one of the gadgets and its spreading like a wildfire. There is an advancement in technology the moment I’m writing this and the time you are reading this and tech giants like Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and many more have invested billions in their R&D and finding a way to bring an advancement in technology sector. Millions are effected (in a good way) by this revolution and education sector is one of them.

With tools like iPad and Microsoft 365, textbooks are no longer a part of a student’s bag and its changing every second with better apps, software, gadgets and many more. Every year, United States spent $3 Billion on digital content; Public schools in the United States now provide at least one computer for every 5 students.

By bringing latest gadgets in a classroom, listening becomes discovering, interest becomes wonder, and passive learning becomes active exploration. Lessons come to life with touch, motion, and sound. Teacher resources, insights from fellow educators, and personalized support help you teach every subject, from reading to coding, in ways that kids really get.

With more than 180,000 education apps on App Store alone, teachers now have access to connect their iPad to a microscope to edit, capture images of cell division several other activities now at their fingertips. Being an apple teacher, I was impressed to understand the technique of use of gadgets like iPad and Mac which not only helps a teacher to connect to a student but also help them to engage in knowledgeable conversation with ease in tasks and other activities.

My experience with Microsoft was a pleasant one too. Joining their teacher’s program was kind of challenge as one of my teachers told me about it and Microsoft has an image as a platform for office and other professional activities. The platform designed by them for teachers was kind of exciting with many features that looked interesting and gave me chance to know about it better. No matter what platform you choose, the point is that the technology has enable itself to transform into a classroom and physical presence of a teacher sound like a myth now.

Being in touch with some teachers lately through Email, the experience after the use of education platforms like iTunes U and MIE (Microsoft Innovative Educators Program) have created a new experience for teachers who cannot at times be present in the classroom. Its easy connectivity and easy use enabled a lot of teachers to migrate from their traditional technique. Try out this courses and let me know what you think about it.


 

Raj Ondhia

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