How Touch Technology Is Revolutionizing Education
Touchscreens Get Results
Several schools across the country have introduced touchscreen learning into their regular curriculum. While some have introduced touchscreen on a limited basis giving a device to the teacher for example,others have put the power of touchscreen directly into the hands of students. Most of these initiatives have proved to be extremely successful.
How They’re Being Used
In schools where touchscreen devices have been introduced, students are using them to play educational games, read interactive books, practice maths skills, identify shapes and colours, draw pictures, research cultures and time periods, turn in assignments, and much more. The devices have the advantage of being able to capture the attention of even very young students, kids who may be bored or restless listening to traditional lectures are able to learn more effectively as they interact directly with the device. Primary and Secondry school students who are able to watch or research topics at home on their devices have more time in class for discussion and role play.
The devices also offer a chance for students who may not have a computer or internet access at home to become familiar with the technology and its possibilities. This can go a long way toward narrowing the “technology gap,” particularly if students are allowed to use the devices outside of class.
Teachers are also using touchscreens to prepare interactive lessons, stay organised, and improve their own teaching processes. In many ways, the ability to touch offers a convenience factor that traditional laptops cannot match, they can be used for jotting notes at a meeting or seamlessly sharing a learning app with the class.
Touchscreen technology hasn’t been around for very long, but it is already making a huge impact on education. With the right device, students can learn more and stay more engaged in lessons.