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Key Tech Enablers in K12 Education
You should be aware that technology is increasingly present in the classroom and changing the way educators teach and students learn. It is today's driving force, and it will continue to evolve and adapt until it is the driving force of education
Fremont, CA: You may have heard of 'tech enablers,' which are various technological components fuel and improve education. This article will look at the top five of these enablers and how they affect the classroom. Continue reading to find out more.
Platforms for Digital Collaboration
This first enabler is more important than ever today. With the outbreak of COVID-19, schools worldwide have been closed to keep infection rates as low as possible. To continue their education, teachers and students had to turn to virtual classrooms, which they accomplished through digital collaboration platforms.
These platforms enable teachers and students to communicate, meet, and discuss various topics and the year's coursework. Pedagogue, a Social Learning Management System, is one such platform.
Online Privacy and Security Tools
Because most learning has moved online, it is perhaps more important than ever for teachers and students to maintain online privacy and safety. But unfortunately, millions of hackers and digital criminals exist, and students are most vulnerable to these crimes.
Ad-blockers, VPNs, and virus protection suites are essential for online safety and privacy.
Adaptive Technologies and Analytics
Analytics software is becoming increasingly popular in education. Tools such as Google Forms, which enables educators to create and distribute their tests, surveys, and assessments, provide teachers with insight into the nature of their students' specific problems, allowing for more personalized learning.
Infrastructure in the Cloud
Cloud infrastructure enables data storage in 'the cloud,' hence the name. Students can use this feature to submit work to the cloud storage for their class or school to be downloaded and graded by their teachers.
This is critical because there are no physical papers to grade in remote learning. Teachers can also upload materials and additional content to the cloud, which students can download and view.
Many students use their mobile devices to access internet-based information relevant to their coursework. As a result, mobile learning is becoming increasingly popular, and there are numerous apps available that enable mobile education.
Students practically carry a massive database of information in their pockets, which they can access at any time by pressing a few buttons. Moreover, when combined with cloud infrastructure, learners can access their coursework from anywhere in the world as long as they have a stable internet connection.