IT in education has seen phenomenal growth over the past several years and has provided students with new tools to aid their education. From artificial intelligence that teaches and even plays games to well-designed mini-tests that improve large-scale standardized assessments – technology in education is exploding!
Technology offers students 24/7 access to educational resources and can be utilized both remotely and hybrid classrooms. Teachers can utilize data gleaned from online activities to personalize learning plans for each of their students based on where they struggle or excel and create lessons designed to build upon these strengths.
Teachers could utilize tools like Trello to manage assignments for their class. Students can view individual cards for assignments and comment or ask questions, making studying easier while saving time. In addition, mobile e-library apps allow them to download educational books onto their phones for reading on-the-go.
Additionally, this technology assists students in communicating more effectively with both classmates and teachers. They can stay in contact via video conferences and text chats; even shy students can participate freely in group discussions without fear of expressing their ideas.
However, despite the advantages offered by IT in education, many children do not benefit. Some cannot access education due to poverty, conflict, natural disaster and a lack of infrastructure; other come to school hungry, sick or tired from daily life tasks which prevent learning.