Education today has modernized and it is no more just simple notebook lessons that our kids partake in. Today teachers use technology as a learning tool to making lessons fun, engaging and easy. Yes, schools are doing their bit of using technology through smart boards, special computer classes, tech lab sessions and more. But what about you as a parent can do to use technology to teach your kids?
Check out these 6 different ways to bring classroom learning tools, right into your homes.
Connected learning is simply using technology to arise the curiosity of children. You can use technology to do just about anything nowadays. Therefore, whether it is making a new report for a school project,(it doesnâ€™t necessarily have to be a science project) from your kidâ€™s favorite video game or creating different signs and words for decorating his room or making party decorations, it can be done through technology. Just let your kid experiment and find new ways to doing interesting things with technology.
Kids spend so much time surfing the web, then why not use that time constructively. Most schools today have online portals, giving access to school study materials. They even give each kid their own email address, so that they can easily share whatever they want with their school friends and teachers. This helps the kids get more proficient in using technology as a tool to do regular work assignments.
A bit of fun with Twitter
For kids over the age of 13 years, Twitter can be a great learning experience. The kids can contact well known personalities or even create hastags about interesting classroom topics and then see the participation pouring from just about everybody in this world. You will be surprised how kids do not hate studies and find even the dullest of subjects as interesting. Twitter gives them the power to influence people around them and even get influenced by open discussion threads.
For kids, video chats shouldnâ€™t be about chatting to moms and dads who have gone on a business trip. There are different video conferencing solutions available like Skype that can help connect your kids with faraway experts or even help in having an online meeting via webcam with other class friends. It is one of the best ways to engage in distance learning.
It is very important for kids to respond and engage themselves to the different class activities going on. Creating a study blog will make things very interesting for them. There are different blogging platforms that make creating and maintaining a blog real simple. Kids will love to see their work published online and they will also get a new creative way to present what they are doing. As the year progresses, it is fun to watch their posts get comments and shares by others.
Pinterest is very interesting because of its visual appeal. Kids can enjoy Pinterest to do multiple things like take snapshots of classroom activities, projects and even field trips. It helps the kids to connect with their peers and enjoy a more enriching experience overall. Pinterest is also a great platform to make new projects, read interesting stuff and even add unique aspects to their ongoing classroom projects.
Share with us interesting ways in which your kids are using technology as a part of their education.