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Tech Tips For Teachers

February 17, 2020 No Comments

Featured article by Calvin Paige, Independent Technology Author

As a teacher, you will always want to find ways to become a better educator and to make your lessons more engaging for your pupils. One of the best ways that you can do this is through technology, as there are many ways that a teacher can use the latest tech to improve their performance and inspire their class.

It is also hard to know how best to use technology as a teacher as there is so much different technology available, and you will want to make sure that what you are using is valuable.

Therefore, here are a few tech tips that will help any teacher to improve.

- Use Automation

Every teacher knows the frustration of having to spend an eternity marking tests. This can be a thing of the past by using standardized tests which you can then automate the marking of simply by scanning each test. The results are then automatically uploaded online and you can inspect the data to find areas where each individual student needs to improve.

- Teach With Simulations

Simulations are an excellent way of learning because they provide an experience that is as close to real-life as you can get but without the consequences, and this is why you often see this in industries like healthcare.

The development of virtual and augmented reality has made simulations much easier to bring into the classroom and this can be a highly engaging, fun and valuable way of learning for students of all ages.

- Use An Online Class Calendar

One of the biggest frustrations that teachers face is students that are not prepared for a lesson. You can make sure that this does not happen again by setting up an online class calendar on the cloud which provides information on each class, when homework is due, examination dates and other important information. This can also be shared with parents for younger students to keep them in the loop.

- Earn Extra Qualifications

In order to take your career forward as an educator, you will want to earn extra qualifications but this can be tricky when you already have a class to teach. You can earn an ACSI approved qualification entirely online which allows you the flexibility to both study and teach at the same time, all the while earning a qualification that will teach you new skills to bring into a Christian classroom.

- Integrate Social Media

Trying to get modern-day students off of social media is an impossible task, so as an educator you are much better off to embrace it. You can do this by creating class Facebook groups where you can share resources, discuss topics and provide support, by gathering student feedback and even keeping parents updated.

 

These are just a few ways that teachers can use tech to succeed. In today’s technologically-advanced age, educators need to know how they can use technology to improve their own performance while also keeping their pupils happy and engaged with every lesson. When you can do this, you can find greater success from your career and make a big difference to the lives of your students.

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