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Top 'Tech Enablers' in K-12 Education
Tools such as Google Forms, which enables educators to create and distribute their own tests, surveys, and assessments, provide teachers with insight into the nature of their students' specific problems, allowing for more personalised learning.
Fremont, CA: Education organizations should be aware that technology is increasingly present in the classroom, and that it is changing the way teachers teach and students learn. It is today's driving force, and it is expected to evolve and adapt until it is the key driver of education.
One may have heard of ‘tech enablers,' which are various technological components that fuel and improve education. In this article, we'll look at the top enablers and how they affect the classroom.
Platforms for Digital Collaboration
This first enabler is more important than ever today. With the outbreak of COVID-19, schools around the world 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 the use of digital collaboration platforms.
These platforms enable teachers and students to communicate, meet, and discuss various topics as well as the year's coursework. Pedagogue, a Social Learning Management System, is one such platform.
It combines traditional LMS features with social media features such as video, live streaming, chat, and more. This results in a more streamlined and efficient learning experience.
Equipments for Online Privacy and Safety
Because most learning has moved online, it is perhaps more important than ever for teachers and students to maintain online privacy and safety. Millions of hackers and digital criminals exist, and students are among the most vulnerable to these crimes.
Ad-blockers, VPNs, and virus protection suites are essential for online safety and privacy. Most students are far more technologically savvy than their teachers, and they are familiar with the internet and social media, but this does not mean they are immune to cybercrime.
Analytics and Adaptive Technologies
Analytics software is becoming increasingly popular in education. Tools such as Google Forms, which enables educators to create and distribute their own tests, surveys, and assessments, provide teachers with insight into the nature of their students' specific problems, allowing for more personalised learning.
When combined with adaptive technologies that suggest the best course of action to work through any problems a learner may have, education becomes a process of identifying and resolving issues. This promotes student involvement and motivation.