Leveraging classroom technology
Now more than ever, technology in the classroom is key to creating a modern learning experience that reflects the evolving needs of both students and instructors.
As K–12 educators prepare students for a rapidly changing world, they rely on multiple tools to communicate lessons. And a study from Cambridge International revealed that technology integration in schools only continues to grow: 75% of students reported using computers in the classroom, 42% using smartphones, and 33% using interactive whiteboards.
Integrating edtech into today’s classroom means more than training students on basic computer skills. Digital tools are helping to deepen and enhance the learning process. As the magazine Education Technology Solutions explained, research shows that technology-enabled learning allows students to acquire and refine their problem-solving skills and their ability to work individually and collaboratively to find a real-world solution.
Smartphones, laptops, and other digital tools help students develop technology skills while making learning fun and increasing student engagement.
Using technology in class helps students better understand and engage with learning materials.
Supporting a hybrid learning environment
Hybrid learning has become widespread, with many schools adopting a mixed model of in-person and remote lessons.
Classroom tech has empowered students to achieve more autonomy. As educational tools help spread access to information, teachers can create more meaningful and in-depth lesson plans as students seek out and gather data more efficiently. Integrating technology into the lesson plan allows an educator to spend more time in class advancing problem-solving, communication, and collaboration skills rather than just reciting the traditional curriculum.
By leveraging technology, a new education model is emerging, fostering more interaction and small group work opportunities.
Digital tools for summer learning
Technology will be critical when developing summer lesson plans and catch-up curricula that ensure continuous learning and minimal disruption.
Deploying edtech helps teachers provide differentiated instruction for students who need additional support and can help close the achievement gap that tends to grow during the summertime. Johns Hopkins University found that although two-thirds of the achievement gap can be attributed solely to unequal summer learning opportunities, most states and districts have not prioritized summer learning.
A technology-rich summer school program and catch-up lessons will help to create a more equitable learning environment, giving at-risk students new opportunities to connect with teachers and learn throughout the year.
Connecting with educators
The benefit of using digital learning tools in the classroom is clear, but achieving effective technology integration still poses a significant challenge to most school districts. This is where your edtech company can help.
Educational technology tends to be more effective when the company providing it supports its use in the classroom. Helping teachers learn how to integrate it across their curriculum best and offering opportunities for professional development is just as important to the user experience as your actual product.
Work with administrators to understand the resources their district or school system needs. Armed with this knowledge, your company can provide the proper tech support for teachers and students to achieve effective integration that enhances learning.
The future of learning
Integrating technology and education is paving the way for an increasingly inclusive future, where learning is more leisurely, streamlined, and engaging.
Companies will need to deliver tech focused on increasing deeper learning, creativity, and innovation to succeed in this new landscape. At Agile Education Marketing, we’ll help you build more innovative campaigns driven by data intelligence, targeted outreach, and multi-channel optimization.
At Agile, we help edtech companies connect with educators. Learn more about how our tools and resources can help you gain the insights needed to identify and connect with educators and get in touch with our experts today