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Why use technology in the classroom?

Posted by Helen Bremner on Jan 11, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Why use technology in the classroom?Technology pervades every area of our modern lives. Students are both consumers and creators of digital content and require a strong digital skill set in order to succeed both at school and beyond.

Technology should be used in the classroom when it enhances teaching practices and contributes positively to learning outcomes. When integrated effectively, technology is simply another tool in a student’s repertoire.

Modern Learning Management systems provide a platform through which students can access their virtual classroom 24/7. This kind of access means that learning does not stop at the classroom door but supports an ‘any time, any place, any pace’ approach to education.

So how does technology support learning?

  1. Making learning authentic
    Technology increases opportunities for students to work collaboratively, locally, nationally and globally. Students see value in authentic tasks and learning experiences that translate into real world issues.
  1. Engaging students in new ways
    Opportunities for student engagement and motivation are enhanced through the effective use of technology. Making a traditional task interactive can have a transformative effect and provide a deeper level of engagement for students. Web based tools and systems allow parity of access, greater scope for creativity and a simpler way for teachers to cater to different learning styles.
  1. Preparing students for life after school
    We have a duty to develop in students the knowledge, skills, understanding, attitudes and behaviours to assist students to live and work successfully in the 21st century. Students must develop the analytical, organisational and problem-solving skills required in the modern workplace.

At Trinity Grammar School Sydney we have a strong tradition of embracing innovative technologies. We benefit from unsurpassed infrastructure and a dedicated eLearning Team supporting both staff and students. Our teachers harness the potential that technology offers to transform learning and embed opportunities to extend learning at all year levels.

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Topics: Boys' education, Technology