Increasing Use of Classroom Advanced Technology

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Dr. Ionel Coltea

Increasing Use of Classroom Advanced Technology

Advanced technology in the classroom offers many benefits for students. For example, audio enhancements can improve students’ understanding of a topic by using wireless microphones and high-quality speakers. Full audio enhancement systems can transmit an instructor’s voice to speakers in every corner of the classroom. They can also connect to a multimedia presentation or a remote person joining a classroom via camera. Moreover, audio enhancements increase the pupils’ retention, promote interaction, and reduce teacher energy.

Students can also use computers to create short films and import YouTube videos for projects. Teachers can also make use of interactive presentation boards that facilitate note-taking and brainstorming. Students can also create booklets, newsletters, and other print materials using these tools. In addition, students can use their laptops to complete homework. The increasing use of classroom advanced technology mirrors the work students do in college. This allows them to learn how to use different software programs to produce documents and create professional-looking presentations.

As new technology advances, many issues surrounding copyright and privacy are raised. Digital media, for example, allows students to create original digital images or to create multimedia presentations that can be shared with a wider audience. Further, this technology makes it possible for students to communicate their discoveries to others. Thus, students can use digital media to share and enhance their ideas and learn, regardless of where they are located. The digital world also presents many legal issues. One way to address these challenges is to adopt a new way of learning.

The use of video-conferencing software is one way to improve learning. Teachers can engage with up to 84 participants at one time. The video-conferencing software can also allow teachers to split students into smaller groups, conduct polls, and view each other. They can also monitor the level of attention in each individual participant. Software can judge whether a student is focused by his or her facial expressions and how engaged he or she is in the class.

Other ways to implement video-conferencing in the classroom include using interactive whiteboards. Multi-touch desks can enable students to collaborate on collaborative virtual objects with other students. They could stream videos and virtual tools to students in order to enhance student interaction. Likewise, multi-touch surfaces can allow teachers to share content with students. These are just a few of the many advances in classroom advanced technology. This trend is accelerating rapidly. It is not hard to imagine how classrooms might look with such technological innovations.

While classrooms have always been the center of learning, some innovations have revolutionized the way that students learn. In the 1930s, the overhead projector, the ballpoint pen, and audio-visual equipment were introduced into classrooms. A few decades later, the magic lantern made its way to the classroom. Although Huygens later regretted its invention, he credited Conte with creating the modern pencil. The pencil was mass-produced in the 1920s, but it was used by the Aztecs as early as the 13th century.

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