Teachers and school organizations are embracing technology to heighten the learning experience. In fact, 75% of educators think technology has a positive impact in the education process, according to a study by the IT Trade Association CompTIA. Having the proper systems and tools is critical to creating a workspace that promotes collaboration and learning. Let’s take a look at the benefits of integrating technology into the education space and the resources available for schools.
Technology Connects with Students
The vast majority of students are connected to technology in some way, shape or form when they’re outside of school. By integrating technology into the classroom and throughout the building or campus, educators are transforming the way students connect and learn and are nurturing a wide range of skillsets. Various access points make it easy for students, staff and teachers to send an email, submit a project or access learning materials, regardless of the time or place. As our world continues to shift online, it is essential for educators to stay up-to-date with technology trends and incorporate them into the learning process to prepare students for the future.
Technology Improves Retention Rate
Chalkboards, whiteboards, overhead projectors, and now, high-tech presentation systems, the evolution of teaching tools is fascinating. Thanks to technological advances, teachers and students can rely on high-tech AV systems to share images and presentations that encourage collaboration, increase retention and create a unique learning environment. This new way of learning allows teachers to display information at the push of a button and improves student engagement. The visual, audio and interactive components now available are unlike anything schools have ever seen before, and the technology will only continue to advance.
Technology is the Future
CompTIA’s study showed 9 out of 10 students indicated that using technology in the classroom would help prepare them for the digital future. As an increasing number of employers adopt technology, this couldn’t be truer. Practicing these skills in the classroom, prepares students for future digital demands, improves their critical thinking and encourages exploratory learning which is essential for personal and professional growth. While it’s hard to say what the future of the workplace will look like, there’s no question that digital skills will be critical in any job.
By talking to an education systems technology and solutions partner, you can get a comprehensive view of what systems your school needs to enhance technology and the overall learning experience. Fairchild Communication Systems, Inc. has been working hard to help schools prepare for the digital future so they don’t get left behind. For more information, contact Fairchild Communication Systems, Inc. at 317.576.9115.