How many of you hate reading those boring school textbooks? Or hate doing projects on paper? I too hate all of this… So this article is for sharing my views on… Technology in Education!
Its a controversial topic, really. Its about the generation difference. Today’s kids are growing up with smartphones, tablets in their hand. They have access to all the content from across the world. That, for sure, wasn’t the case with the previous generation. They grew up with books. Books by great authors and scientists.
And today, when the young generation needs to connect the best of both worlds, well, the adults just win. And I’m not criticising on that - that’s how they grew, and that’s how they want us to grow up.
So let me get straight down to the the topic. I’m sharing a few ideas (and apps) to make your boring student life more interesting!
First up - don’t lose your gadgets! Never, I say. Nothing wrong in using your smartphones and tablets (and computers) in and out of school, at your home, or just keeping it beside you when you read those textbooks. I use my iPhone all the time, and I never feel distracted when its around (I, and most of you, would probably feel more distracted when its not accessible to you). Yes, but you must concentrate on studying when you are studying. I recommend keeping your phone on silent with the screen face down on your table when you read.
Now that you have your smartphones, I would recommend some apps/websites:
Again though, you might end up reading those boring notes, but something is surely better than nothing. Keep using these apps, and you’ll love ‘em.
Just a point I would like to end with… Lets start utilising the potential of the devices we all have. Let’s learn using e-books, save paper. Let’s use interactive methods to study - touching the beautiful displays. Let’s use the smart boards in our classrooms for watching videos, sharing projects and experiences. We are the new generation, so let’s just be smart!