learning at Desert
AUGUST 30TH, 2017
Giving students the best start means preparing them for the future. Technology is already a large part of their lives, and has the potential to aid in the learning process. With the internet providing access to a vast library of reference and devices, communication is easier than ever before.
Additionally, visual and audio presentations appeal to a wider range of learning styles, making information easier to absorb, and making transition time like “open your books to page 291” non-existent. This means more efficient learning in less time.
The goal is to use technology in a way that encourages learning and engagement among students. In order to make sure learning computer literacy is seamless, devices like Airtame are designed to connect easily with a single click. By simplifying the tech, teachers can present information to their classes, and students can collaborate with ease.
Students use Airtame to present their science projects and share PowerPoint presentations with their class, and teachers use them for interactive learning exercises, demos, and to access digital versions of textbooks.
Video conferencing, networking and virtual classroom technology have removed physical boundaries that previously limited educational opportunities. Teachers can now access a wider knowledge base and engage more in their lessons by using devices like Airtame to present the information.
Students can now have a live video discussion with a forest ranger when they are learning about the different types of trees without ever leaving the digital classroom. This means more virtual “field trips”, more visiting experts, and teachers from different regions to meet with and share their knowledge with students.
Teachers use technology to maintain real-life relationships and get information from other sources beyond the textbook, so the classroom becomes part of a larger hive mind. Students can see what it’s like to be a marine biologist, by actually talking to one. Students can visit the streets of Rome by projecting Google Earth onto their classroom wall.
Technology makes classroom discussion and collaboration easy. Before, a student would demonstrate their knowledge by doing examples on the chalkboard in front of the class.
Now, that same student can project their content onto the screen and have that same level of engagement at a faster pace. Instead of one student using the board, now all students have access to the board, so they can quickly take turns sharing their work in a relatively short period of time.