Assessment Technologies’

Assessment Tools are devices in the shape of methodologies that pinpoint a student’s academic ability and expertise in a field. It helps in formulating plans for strengthening students’ academic fluency and learning experiences. They support educators and teachers in building effective teaching strategies for students. Tools for assessment are not only limited to subjects but can also be applied in contexts. It helps identify people’s learning, behavioral, and reaction tendencies. It should go without saying that assessments are essential for determining where students are on the learning curve. Assessment tools are crucial for determining the adjustments that the learning process needs. These methods must be straightforward, goal-oriented, and highly cognitive.

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A game-based learning and trivia platform called Kahoot! The fact that Kahoot! can be utilized outside of the classroom and in social situations makes it popular with people of all ages and contributes to its greatness. As a result, some parents might also be familiar with Kahoot! Kahoot! is accessible from any device (through the website or the app), making learning enjoyable and accessible for all ages in all situations. By inputting the game code on their smartphone or device, students can play multiple-choice games created by teachers that are connected to the course material. Kahoot! provides a wide range of additional game types that are pertinent to the curriculum and can make learning entertaining. Many educators love Kahoot! Learning is made “fun” by the eye-catching graphics and fluid style. It’s much better than showing a PowerPoint and asking multiple-choice questions. I’ve utilized Kahoot and similar programs in the classroom since I frequently thought they are fun review resources. Since playing Kahoot will help to break up the routine of the typical school day, many children are eager to participate.

Use of Kahoot in the classroom: Teachers can use the KAHOOT platform to design quizzes and trivia that are unique to their lessons. I can choose from a range of question formats using Kahoot, including Multiple Choice Questions. Open-ended inquiries Whether-Or-Not Questions Puzzle Poll. I usually include graphics, links, and videos when I make a quiz since they help in the student’s understanding and memory of the material. When reviewing for a test or exam, I typically utilize Kahoot! The option to study information in class using games is popular with students. Because it is presented in an engaging and enjoyable way, Kahoot! helps in their retention of the information. Every game may be played more than once, so I always play it again to help students understand why their prior responses were incorrect.

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Advantages of using Kahoot

The advantages of Kahoot! in the classroom are numerous. Kahoot! is adaptable enough to be utilized in a variety of areas, including physical education. Because it emphasizes social learning and makes it enjoyable, Kahoot! is an excellent tool for keeping students interested. Because players don’t need to register an account and it runs on any device, it is very easy to use. Most importantly, both teachers and students can use it for free.

  • Kahoot! is the answer you’re seeking if you’re searching for a fresh approach to reinforce course material or keep your students interested. Using Kahoot! will help your students look forward to going to class and is sure to raise morale during those hard moments of the semester, such as test preparation.
  • Kahoot has an extremely high rate of student participation. Because Kahoot is visual, quick, and distinct from the typical daily tests, students enjoy playing it. Due to the high level of student involvement, teachers may more accurately assess student mastery of the information covered through quizzes and questionnaires.
  • With Kahoot, teachers may assess the entire class at once in a formative manner without putting the students under pressure.
  • Students can be kept interested and inspired to have fun with peers they would not ordinarily talk to by adding some friendly competition.
  • Kahoot’s layout enables instructors to monitor student’s progress in real-time and provide them with quick feedback.nadiahjune

Limitations

  • To take part in Kahoot, students must bring their own personal devices. As a result, it might not be appropriate for some schools with limitations or without electronic gadgets.
  • Kahoot needs an internet connection to access the app’s functionalities. Thus, many students may be denied access to Kahoot’s endearing characteristics.
  • Students can also be attracted to Kahoot’s gaming environment
  • Additionally, the use of usernames by the students in the game makes it more difficult for the teacher to monitor the growth of his students.Blind kahoot for enhancing HOTS( higher order thinking skills) and le…

In remote teaching and learning, Kahoot! is used as a formative evaluation tool to increase student engagement and motivation. Additionally, as shown by students’ positive attitudes toward Kahoot! as a platform for game-based learning, using it offers the opportunity to remediate prevalent knowledge gaps.  Kahoot use helps students perform better overall. Additionally, the usage of Kahoot! give students the chance to participate actively and collaborate in a community of practice. In order to enhance students’ academic experience in higher education, it is imperative to take use of the pedagogical opportunities offered by game-based learning platforms like Kahoot! Game-based learning systems in particular can be used to demystify abstract scientific concepts. Kahoot! is a tool that stimulates and inspires students’ learning because it can assess their understanding, recite key ideas, and assist in information retention. Additionally, it gives teachers the power to foster more in-class discussion and student participation.

The Social Dilemma

The Social Dilemma, a new documentary from Netflix, aims to shed light on how digital titans have played with our psyche to shape our behavior. In the documentary In The Social Dilemma, social media is portrayed as an unstoppable force that is causing unimaginable damage to society. By deploying data mining and monitoring technology, the creators and owners of such sites rely on their unsuspecting consumers. Young people’s mental health and addiction can be negatively impacted by the way that various social media platforms are designed. These days, it’s difficult to avoid becoming obsessed with social media and technology since they are so widespread in our culture. It is practically hard to get through a full day without using it in the state that our world is in right now. It is used to complete studies, communicates with loved ones, and stay up to date on current affairs. It keeps people entertained and avoids awkward social situations. The world has benefited greatly from social media, yet every action has a corresponding and opposing reaction. Addiction is the economic model of using social media, not just a side effect. Algorithms are developed by observing our behavior, including the things we do, how we do them, and how long we do them. The more it learns, the more material it can provide that is tailored to us. Social media is a technique for advertising to buy our attention so they can make money because if we don’t pay for the product, then we are the product. We accept the reality of the world with which we are provided, making it challenging to accept alternate realities, as stated in The Social Dilemma, which used a statement from The Truman Show to make this point. Additionally, algorithms can affect our personality and psychology by learning it. Because of the frequent exposure to doom, fake news, and societal constraints like beauty standards and others, we’re increasingly sad, worried, and suicidal. Our minds can only adapt so much to the exponential growth of technology.

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Negative Effects of Social Media

  • Social media can cut down on the amount of time spent studying.
  • Youth that uses social media may experience low self-esteem due to the “perfect life/body” photos.
  • Online bullying has become more prevalent and is more challenging to detect and address.
  • Anxiety and depression cases are steadily increasing. There are clear connections that social media is somewhat to blame.
  • Social media is available 24 hours a day, and young people may lack the maturity to switch off, which might cause them to lose sleep.
  • Social media does have a substantial impact on how much people exercise. Social networking is now frequently used for “hanging out” with friends.12 Negative effects of social media on youth - Careerguide

Positive Effects of Social Media

  • Connections online with people who share common interests, such as faith, culture
  • Interactive experiences and organic collaboration
  • Increased bonding with long-distance friends and family
  • Personal learning and celebrated talents (YouTube tutorial)
  • job opportunities
  • Social media allows people to share their voices and create awareness.
  • People are able to put themselves out there, share their own stories, and take ownership of their own narratives.
  • These platforms can empower marginalized youth and connect them with successful role models.
  • Representation is crucial.  Social media enables people to find news and information that is overlooked by mainstream media. 

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The best way to support the positive use of social media is to learn how to use it responsibly.

We must help children understand the impact of their online and offline identities Children must be taught how to use social media responsibly.  When children learn to swim, we guide them, we teach them how to be safe and we ensure they know the risks. It takes many years to learn to swim, and almost an entire childhood to be trusted to swim alone.  Yet for some reason, we give children access to ‘the greatest amount of information the world has ever seen with very little supervision or training, and then we blame the tools.  We would never argue that swimming pools are ruining children even though we know that without supervision and guidance, they could be life-threatening.

Children need guidance and support when learning to navigate digital waters. We must:

  • Set limits, boundaries, and expectations and provide necessary supervision
  • Educate youth about bullying and cyberbullying
  • Learn and teach digital safety and security adequately
  • Learn to recognize the signs of depression and anxiety, and talk to children daily about mental well-being and social & emotional learning
  • Educate children about the effects on self-esteem and body image
  • Ensure opportunities for face-to-face interactions
  • Find online and offline peer support and adult support.
  • Push for laws to protect our youth online
  • Model balance to promote well-being

Both positive and negative effects of social media have been seen in a variety of sectors. There are also numerous bad repercussions including cyberbullying, hacking, and Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube addiction. Social media use, therefore, has a lot of positive qualities, but it should be used properly to avoid becoming dependent. We need to maximize the positive effects of the propagation of false information, polarization, and mental health while limiting the negative effects on these platforms’ mechanisms and organizational frameworks. But the tech sector alone cannot resolve these problems. Promoting cross-disciplinary collaboration will be a key strategy for reducing these effects.

Online learning and digital tools

Digital technologies are a potent tool that can enhance education in a number of ways, including by making it simpler for teachers to create instructional materials and by giving individuals new ways to study and communicate. With the Internet’s global reach and the proliferation of connected intelligent gadgets, a new era has begun. Therefore, it will be up to instructional designers and educators to take advantage of the promise of cutting-edge digital technology to revolutionize education so that accessible, high-quality education is available to everyone, everywhere. These technologies have a significant impact on how education is delivered. The recent COVID-19 Pandemic has strengthened the legitimacy of using digital tools in education. Before covid, I was not used to teaching online with the help of various digital tools such as zoom, and Google classroom but the importance of online learning increased after covid. Moreover, A paradigm shift in the entire educational system has been brought about by digital tools. It serves as a knowledge source as well as a mentor, assessor, and co-creator of information.

Digital Tools for Your Classroom

Students’ lives have become simpler as a result of technological advancements in schooling. they now develop presentations and projects utilizing a variety of software and tools rather than writing things down by hand. In order to educate children outside of the classroom, technology has continued to be crucial. Digital learning encourages creativity and provides students with a sense of accomplishment, which motivates them to learn more by straying from the norm. It is impressive that all countries have been able to embrace remote learning techniques using a combination of online, radio, television, and mobile platforms. These make information easy to obtain, easy to remember, easier to save, and easier to convey. Education has become more interactive, easier to share knowledge, and has raised excitement for learning participation, all of which contribute to a dynamic, sociable, and enjoyable learning environment.

I’d like to start by talking about some tools I’ve used in the past and some I haven’t used before but I am excited to try. I used Canva, Mentimeter, Kahoot, google classroom, and zoom. I’m excited to try out a lot of new applications such as Flipgrid, Quizlet

 Mentimeter  Mentimeter provides a hub for in-person and online learning interactions by combining the digital tools of quizzes, polls, and word clouds. In essence, this is an incredibly effective presentation tool for instructors and students. with the help of this technology, presentations can be made with immediate feedback.  students, I used it in presentations for graduate classes and I want to use this to engage with students using live polls, word clouds, quizzes, and multiple-choice questions and to track learning and understanding by asking questions and downloading results.

Google Classroom is a collection of online technologies that give teachers the ability to assign tasks, receive student work, grade assignments, and return them to students. It was developed to enable digital learning and get eliminate paper in the classroom. To enable the teacher and pupils to more effectively share material and tasks, it was first intended for use with laptops in schools, such as Chromebooks. As more schools have shifted to online instruction, Google Classroom has seen a significant increase in usage as teachers swiftly adopt paperless instruction. I used google classroom when I was teaching in India and during covid google, and classroom was one of the ways for me to provide feedback on their assignment.

 Zoom Throughout COVID-19, Especially when parent-teacher conferences weren’t an option, the zoom was one of the best ways for me to engage with children and parents online. The representation of an in-person meeting using Zoom makes talks more intimate and meaningful while enabling simple and accessible communication between two people. Zoom is deserving of its spot as one of the top digital teaching tools for me because of how widely used it has grown in education.

Kahoot I want to use Kahoot to teach students.  The first time I used Kahoot in my presentation and I find it to be a very interesting digital tool. I would like to use Kahoot to teach students. It is a website for education that uses games and quizzes as its foundation. I can use this application to make surveys, conversations, or quizzes to enhance academic lessons. Students answer questions while simultaneously playing and learning while the information is presented in the classroom. Kahoot! encourages game-based learning, which boosts student engagement and fosters a lively, social, and enjoyable learning environment

 Quizlet is a tool utilized by all grades in numerous educational programs and institutions that enable kids to learn the material in a variety of ways. One of the best digital teaching tools available to teachers is this one, which includes flashcards, multiple-choice questions, and even memory games. I want to use it because it makes teaching learning  more interesting because I can create multiple, custom question sets and Question sets will help students prepare for tests and exams Students can have fun with studying by using the game formats that Quizlet has to offer

Flipgrid is a social learning platform that enables teachers to ask a question via voice or video recording, to which students can then react via voice or video recording. On movies made by teachers or students, students can provide comments on Flipgrid. A knowledge-sharing and knowledge-creating online community is established by this web of discourse. I would like to use this tool because it is convenient and flexible for me to use for the assessment of students Because the speaking is recorded on video, I can decide when and how to assess your students’ speaking. Moreover, It encourages students to reflect and self-evaluate. Video recording includes students in their learning process by allowing them to view their recordings and identify their speaking strengths and areas to improve.

Students can get ready for lifetime learning with the help of digital tools in the classroom. These digital tools give students access to a virtual world and the flexibility to access digital content in accordance with their preferred learning techniques. Students can learn at their own pace because of the custom teaching and learning methods offered by digital content development tools. The digital classroom integrates technology into education by using electronic tools and software to instruct students. . With the help of modern tools and technology, students may learn more quickly and monitor their progress. These technologies will be successfully incorporated into education in the coming years to improve the learning environment and performance of the students online but it is very important for teachers to have a fundamental knowledge of using internet forums. Government should make investments in teacher training to teach them the use of digital tools in the classroom.

Multitasking Vs. Single tasking

We now have access to some incredible communication methods. The Internet is one such medium that performs as a potent and captivating technology. More people are educated as a result of the Internet’s invention. With information literally at our fingertips, we use the Internet to share ideas and keep up with current events. The internet is a technology that is continually adding new features to make use of it more convenient for users. People now live simpler and more pleasant lives thanks to the internet. Moreover, Students have considered using the internet as a tool for learning. For students, in particular, it can be the only area outside of books where they obtain knowledge relevant to their study. In truth, the internet has a huge impact on students’ life, whether directly or indirectly. Digital gadgets are widespread in society, on school campuses, and in classrooms. Examples include computers, tablets, and smartphones. Pupils using technology

Not only this, Higher education has benefited greatly from the prevalence of these gadgets in many ways. Students can now answer instantly online surveys, work together in real-time on written assignments, and interact with a variety of media more freely than ever before. We all know, though, that using digital gadgets may also be a hindrance to studying because they allow students who are easily distracted to believe that multitasking won’t hinder their ability to learn. On the other side, I believe it may distract the students, especially when they are looking for material for a project or a report. It’s incredibly simple to get sidetracked when you have several tabs open, as the video “Single-tasking is the new multi-tasking” advised. Even adults frequently struggle with maintaining self-control when it comes to staying on track. It is virtually impossible to focus on one task when using the Internet due to the continual notifications. According to studies, switching between tasks frequently makes us less productive and increases our risk of making mistakes, especially when the activities are complicated and demand our active attention.

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Virtual students are particularly sensitive to multitasking because they are surrounded by digital temptations. Students who attempt to multitask while studying sometimes fail without even realizing it. According to psychology professor David Meyer, “Under most circumstances, the brain simply cannot do two difficult activities concurrently. Only relatively simple tasks and tasks that do not compete with one another for mental resources can cause this to occur. But each of these hard tasks—such as listening to a lecture while texting or doing homework while browsing Facebook—uses the same part of the brain, the prefrontal cortex. The fact that the brain cannot perform two difficult activities at once must be made clear to students. The majority of students think they can multitask, but in reality, the brain cannot keep up. Students should only concentrate on the task at hand if it calls for information retention. After 10 minutes, students who are not paying attention will not be able to recollect what they learned. When moving between tasks, the brain gets worn out. Though they may not seem complicated to students, texting and scrolling through social media actually engage the same brain region as listening to a lesson.

it is very important monotasking should take priority over multitasking. Imagine what you can accomplish when you focus all of your effort, attention, creativity, and thought on just one task. Not only is your brain more wired for this, but it also makes sense. Put your phone on silence and leave it somewhere out of reach or in another room. You should disable desktop notifications. Email browser windows and other tabs should be closed when not in use. Put on a set of headphones that block out noise. Nothing concentrates the mind like a deadline. Choose your project, give it a window of time to be finished, and start the timer. Some people choose 25-minute bursts, while others favor up to 45-minute segments. Keep an eye on the clock. Your focus will get better as the deadline draws closer. The most well-known productivity strategy is the Pomodoro Technique, which is based on timing tasks. It suggests working for four periods of 25 minutes each, interspersed with quick breaks of 5 minutes. You are entitled to a lengthier pause of 20–30 minutes following the fourth successive burst.

Use of audio visuals aids in teaching and learning

The use of audio-visual materials in education is crucial today since it improves student learning. This is one of the reasons why the usage of audio-visual aids in teaching and learning has grown over time. Students can now share knowledge with others much more quickly and with instant access. Additionally, learners can now comprehend ideas and concepts more quickly and better. There are numerous different audio-visual aids accessible in the modern world such as videos, music clips, flip charts, slideshow presentations, and overhead transparencies there resources have proven essential in schools across all learning environments, from early childhood education to adult education. With the use of these resources, children have been able to concentrate more readily and acquire and remember more knowledge. As audiovisual technology has become more widely used, communication has changed and teachers can use these advances in the classroom to enhance teacher-student collaboration.

Teaching aids, according to Sunder (2010), improve teaching ability, draw in and hold learners’ interest, and make the teaching-learning process more participatory and knowledge-centered. In order to make the teaching-learning process result-oriented, simple, efficient, and interesting for both teachers and students, there is a clear need for and importance of teaching aids.  When it comes to teaching a new or abstract idea that could be challenging to understand or comprehend, audio-visual aids are essential. Teachers can show concepts to students using audiovisual aids in cases when they might otherwise be difficult to explain. I am a science teacher and I remember when I was teaching in a school in India most of the students faced difficulty to learn difficult topics such as photosynthesis, the naming of a chemical compound, and mole concepts. At that time, I usually used audio-visual aids so that students can understand the concepts easily.

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Moreover, different people have various ways of processing, absorbing, and remembering information. Some people are aural learners, meaning they process information best by hearing it rather than reading it. Others, who prefer to learn by looking, are visual learners and respond better to information presented in this manner. teachers can appeal to at least two different learning styles by using audiovisual aids while presenting the material. Additionally, Udomon, Xiong, Berns, Best, and Vike’s (2013) study on the effects of visual, and auditory on memory retention and recall showed that using two or more senses to learn information greatly improves retention and recall. The likelihood that information will be remembered is higher when it is delivered in both audio and visual formats. These tools generally help students better engage with the information and motivate them to study and they make it possible to communicate information in greater depth and detail.

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Furthermore, The children’s television program Sesame Street was the first of its kind to use a precise and thorough educational curriculum, with specified educational aims, in its material. Sesame Street had its public broadcasting television debut in 1969. The show’s outreach objectives were met during its first season by a comprehensive and ground-breaking promotional campaign that was directed at children and their families living in low-income, inner-city homes because these populations tended to not watch educational television programs and because conventional methods of promotion and advertising were ineffective with them. A number of instructional resources for preschool settings were created by the producers for later seasons. According to a study published in the journal Early Childhood Education by Television: Lessons from Sesame Street, Sesame Street viewers, in particular those from lower-income areas, were found to be better prepared for school than their counterparts who did not watch Sesame Street. In comparison to their peers, children who watched Sesame Street scored higher on tests in science and English, had higher overall GPAs, read more books, valued achievement more, and were seen to be more creative.

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In conclusion, audio-visual aids are essential to learning in a variety of ways, including the fact that they can be used with different learner types. Additionally, by connecting the audio-visual tools to the outside world, educators can use them to motivate students by demonstrating how the ideas they have learned can be used. The use of audio-visual aids in teaching and learning is advantageous because they engage the learner’s eyes, ears, touch, and possibly feelings in addition to their senses of sight and sound.

 

Learning Theories

Every person learns differently, and no two students are alike in this regard. We all have distinct brains, and our experiences have an impact on how we learn in various ways. . Understanding various learning styles is a crucial component of teacher education, which is necessary for both aspiring and practicing educators to be ready to teach students every day. Teachers can gain knowledge from a variety of proven learning theories as they are ready to assist students in the classroom. Teachers that are knowledgeable about learning theories might adapt their classroom activities to accommodate various learning styles. This can help all pupils in achieving academic achievement. Learning theories give teachers models to create lessons that promote better learning by describing the circumstances and procedures through which learning takes place. These theories clarify the procedures humans use to interpret data and how they incorporate it into their mental models to transform it into new knowledge.

Constructivism: It is based on the belief that people learn by building new ideas, and that existing information and experiences serve as the foundation for interpreting the world. By adjusting incoming information through the prism of prior experience, knowledge is developed. Like cognitivism, constructivism emphasizes an individual’s internal thought process but makes no assumptions about how concepts will be used or what connections will be created. According to Ertmer & Newby constructivists do not share with cognitivists and behaviorists the belief that knowledge is mind-independent and can be “mapped” onto a learner. These mental representations are very subjective, and each person will have a different way of constructing information because learning is based on generating connections and developing concepts from existing knowledge.

Cognitivism:  This idea of learning is based on Jean Piaget’s research, which claims that learning takes place through internal information processing as opposed to merely reacting to external stimuli. Processing and rearranging information within a network of previously learned knowledge results in learning. According to cognitivism, the teacher should stress reflection on experiences with metacognition, or thinking about one’s own mental processes. Long-term memory, also known as the schema, is where people acquire and store knowledge, in accordance with cognitive psychology. People not only store knowledge, but also categorize it, relate it to other categories, and develop a schema that helps in the retrieval of pertinent information when required (Clark, 2018). People develop new connections as a result of processing new information in light of their prior knowledge or schema their prior knowledge or schema.

Behaviorism: Behaviorism is based largely on the work of John B. Watson and B. F. Skinner. According to Ertmer & Timothy Newby, the behaviorist hypothesis holds that learning happens when inputs and responses are connected. Although knowledge is independent, it is solidified by rewards and penalties. These concepts of positive and negative reinforcement, which can come from unavoidable outcomes or the actions of another, are powerful tools for teaching and changing behavior. The core ideas of behaviorism include observed acts, the circumstances in which they are carried out, and the reinforcement of desired behaviors.

Learning theories are designed to assist teachers in comprehending the conditions and processes that facilitate learning and, consequently, to provide direction in creating the activities and settings that best support learning. Furthermore, these theories do not conflict with one another. Teachers can integrate parts from several theories in ways that fit our teaching methods and represent our best understanding of our pupils rather than having to completely adhere to one theory. To improve pupils’ recollection and recall, for instance, a teacher might implement components of cognitivism while also creating group activities that encourage peer-to-peer communication and social constructivism. Teachers may design courses and exercises that offer a suitable level of challenge to assist students in deepening their learning by using our knowledge of developmental phases.

 

What is Education Technology?

The technology used to support and provide access to education is under the category of education technology. This can include any equipment, programs, or other materials that teachers and students utilize to facilitate learning. In the classroom or outside of it, these technologies support students in attending their lessons, collaborating, connecting with distant learners, or picking up new skills. With the use of educational technology, teachers can develop digital, interactive textbooks, gamify their lectures, take attendance, give homework, administer quizzes and assessments, and receive immediate feedback on their lesson plans, styles of instruction, and structure. By enabling teachers and students to learn in a setting that makes use of now-common technologies like smartphones, computers, and tablets, educational technology is disrupting traditional education and teaching techniques. The technical world has seen a significant change in recent years. Teachers must employ the most up-to-date tools available in their job to engage students as more people become involved in digital media. Innovative teaching methods and the introduction of fresh concepts are necessary to get students interested in what they are learning. Due to its significance in the modern educational landscape, the use of educational technology by teachers has become mandatory.

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Advantages of technology in education

  • It Provides a Wider Selection Of Materials That Are Simple To Access.
  • It offers students an enjoyable and interesting learning experience.
  • It enhances students’ academic performance and communication skills
  • It enables students to use the Internet whenever they want, from wherever.
  • It Helps Students in Staying Current with New Technological Advances
  • It enables students to advance both mentally and physically
  • It Assists Students in Learning New Skills and Knowledge

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Technology is not only entertaining and time-saving; it also has some severe side effects that must be controlled and taken care of since they put the health and personality of both students and teachers in danger. According to the postman article, Five things we need to know about technological change, technology is both a giver and a taker. In other words, there is always a drawback to going along with every benefit that new technology delivers. There are some disadvantages of using technology in the classroom.

  • Some students may become disengaged from the classroom when using technology.
  • Some children might not be able to distinguish between trustworthy and unreliable sources.
  • In some schools, some technologies can take the position of the teacher.
  • There are privacy issues with technology in the classroom to take into account.
  • Technology access is frequently restricted in schools.

However, the use of technology in the classroom helps in improving teachers. Students are more engaged in the process when they witness their teacher attempting novel techniques. Students gain from it as well since they have more options and chances to explore and share information than they would in a regular classroom. Technology is a useful and adaptable instrument for education and learning as well as for everyday living. The most crucial factor is that educators must be ready to use these tools well. Schools can use technology well, and it is imperative that they do so for the benefit of the children, instructors, and wider society.

Technology in education is advancing worldwide

My name is Shivali. I am from India and this is my third course in master of education. I think that every aspect of life is significantly impacted by technology. Technology allows for the automation of numerous manual tasks. A lot of difficult and important activities can also be completed more easily and effectively with the help of contemporary technology. Furthermore, Education has undergone a transformation thanks to technology. It is impossible to overstate the value of technology in education. In fact, the introduction of computers into the classroom has made it simpler for both teachers to convey knowledge and students to learn it.

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when I was in primary school I did not have an interest in technological gadgets and mostly teachers preferred to teach students with the help of books and they did not have enough funding to provide computers, projectors, and smart boards. but after some time the importance of technology in the classrooms increased when I was in 6th standard I learned about the various parts of computers and the basic concepts of computers. Moreover, my science teacher usually taught various concepts with the help of projectors and I  was always excited to attend her class. At that time I did not have a computer or internet facilities and I used computers only in school. but when I got admission to college than I purchased my own computer for making my presentation and projects.  From my perspective, The usage of technology has increased the fun factor of teaching and learning.  We are now more reliant on technology than ever because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. I can still clearly recall the moment I earned my bachelor’s degree in teaching in 2019 and started working at Tagore Model School. My first job was really exciting, but after three months all the schools were shut down due to COVID-19, and I used to teach science and math. Science is a way to learn how things actually work. It is also a very practical subject; therefore, I was excited to teach it to students in a lab setting. It was an extraordinary experience for me to educate students in grades 6 to 8, but everything changed as a result of COVID-19. Academic normalcy remains out of reach for many students, teachers, and parents due to the COVID-19 education shutdowns. Parents, educators, and students must now all acclimate to a new type of learning environment: distance learning. For the first time, I created online academic materials that students could utilize at home to maintain academic continuity.

The approaches we take to educating students to change along with the globe. It goes without saying that technological advancements have accelerated over the past few decades, and as a result, instructional technology has changed. In most settings, including the classroom, technology is at the heart of our life. Many kindergarten–high school students have grown up in a technologically advanced society. They have never known life without smartphones, laptops, televisions, and other popular electronic gadgets. Technology offers a wealth of materials that are helpful for students. For instance, a website like Khan Academy is very useful if a student needs assistance with their math assignments because it offers sample problems and lessons. I am a math teacher and I usually used khan academy to teach students students were always interested to use this app because it makes mathematics an interesting subject.

Learning-Apps

I think the importance of technology is increasing day by day. I am using technological gadgets on the regular basis. Being a teacher I think that the importance of technology never is ignored. There are various apps for example khan academy, busy shapes prodigy, Quizlet that are very helpful for students and I am using these apps on daily bases to teach the students and I think it is the best way to teach the students because they are always interested to learn different subjects with different teaching strategies and it makes teaching-learning more interesting. I think the government and school agencies should provide computers and internet facilities to students so they become tech savvy. I see this program as a fantastic chance to learn different ways of using technology in the classroom and I will implement these methods to teach students in the classroom.

 

Summary of learning

Welcome to my learning summary. This was my first class for my master of education. My classmates and I have already learned a lot from “Katia,” the instructor, in our first class together. I now know how to blog, podcast, and create videos, which I can use to teach my students as well as include in my lesson plans. The knowledge I’ve received will enable me to use technology in my teaching with greater enthusiasm and purpose. The debate format was really interesting to me, especially when I had the chance to participate. I’ve learned a lot from our debate talks and have been able to put it to use in my everyday life. All of you and Katia are appreciated.

Thankyou everyone and Katia

Debate#8 Online education is detrimental to the social and academic development of children.

 Online learning has surged in popularity recently in a world dominated by digital technologies. The COVID-19 epidemic has inspired innovative approaches to education. To continue educating students, educational institutions all across the world are turning to online learning platforms. We listened to an interesting discussion about whether or not online schooling is bad for kids’ social and academic development on Monday night. Colton, Britney S., and Kayla, who were on the agreeing side, asserted that internet education is bad for kids’ growth. While in an effort to show that online education does not harm children’s social and academic development, the opposing group Christopher, Arkin, and Katherine tried to present evidence to the contrary. The main point discussed by agree team was the digital divide. Lack of access to reliable high-speed internet and a one-to-one device for online learning among the most struggling students. The coronavirus epidemic has highlighted the negative impacts of the digital gap in education, keeping instructors and students in the dark due to a lack of access to technology and digital literacy. Restricting access to knowledge, also makes people less knowledgeable. Teachers only comprehend the absolute basics of technology. In some cases, they even lack the equipment and resources required to conduct online classes.

Digital divide

Another point mentioned by agree team is the difficulty of maintaining attention on a computer for extended periods of time is one of the largest obstacles to online learning for many students. Students are more likely to become quickly distracted by social media or other websites when they are learning online. Moreover, In the company of their peers, students can pick up a lot of knowledge. On the other hand, there are very few in-person encounters between students and lecturers in an online course. For the pupils, this frequently creates a feeling of isolation. https://kentuckycounselingcenter.com/mental-health-effects-of-online-learning/ This article is shared by agree team suggested that With the rise of online learning, mental health is compromised. The article discusses in detail how prolonged online learning can leave students mentally exhausted. It also looks at how social isolation brought on by a lack of social interactions affects young people’s feelings of loneliness and motivation. The essay goes on to highlight further issues, including the increased tension and anxiety that students experience because of a lack of routines and the distractions they encounter at home when attempting to pay attention in class.

However,  disagree team also did a great job  Christopher, Arkin, and Katherine presented that online education has grown in popularity because of its benefits for students, which include flexibility, inclusion, and greater class participation and concentration. Students can work and learn from the convenience of their homes while enrolled in an online course. They can access all the information they require in similar formats to how they previously studied through online webinars, lectures, tutoring, and other digital learning resources. They can even connect with students from around the world without ever leaving their homes by using these resources to learn. The cheaper expenses of online education for children are a significant benefit. Children benefit from online learning since it is more economical and efficient. These online classes provide an accessible learning environment and are readily available online.  Furthermore, online learning provides an opportunity for all students to take part in class discussions and to ask and respond to questions. The virtual environment of webinars and small online class groups makes students typically feel more involved and comfortable offering their thoughts during class discussions, especially for those who might find speaking in front of classmates in a physical setting frightening. Not only this, students can get access to all audio and written materials. This means that students can access and browse through the material and resources whenever they want if they are having trouble understanding a subject or want to learn more about it to make it “stick. The internet can provide many people with disabilities considerable opportunities, even though accessibility is still a problem. Access to the internet is not a detrimental experience for people with numerous impairments. The network offers a variety of opportunities for social connection and disclosure that may not be there when talking with people face to face in an analog context. The internet offers a variety of opportunities for work, play, and commerce for those who have trouble navigating the traditional world.

To summarize nothing is flawless, including the online study technique. While it undoubtedly has drawbacks, it can also be extremely helpful in some dire circumstances. For many schools and their pupils, the COVID-19 pandemic-related lockdown, for instance, was a blessing in disguise technologically advanced day, online learning is beneficial in many ways, Effective time management is provided through e-learning. Additionally, it encourages kids to learn. It increases academic achievement and has endless potential. We can combine our work, family, and academic responsibilities with the help of the online program. Since it’s hard for them to interact in a classroom setting, shy pupils find it simpler to communicate and comprehend but traditional classroom settings still have numerous advantages that should not be completely disregarded.  I think we should now benefit from both physical and online classes Students receive knowledge and instruction from it, which facilitates learning On the other hand, some subjects are better taught in classroom settings as opposed to online courses. As a result, we can also say that the subject matter and student demographics significantly impact how well online learning works.