It’s hard to know exactly which technology will catch on in the education sector and when, but the following list showcases some of the emerging new technologies, software, and platforms available. Many of these have entered the classroom and are changing the way students and teachers learn permanently.
Google’s Chromebook is snatching the competition in the lower grade school classrooms despite the rising popularity of tablets. The laptops have a few distinct advantages over the Apple iPad: Less expensive, one-button-push easy setup, easy to control settings and restrictions, and offers the traditional keyboard for fast typing and note-taking.
The ever-growing list of distractions that a smartphone offers to bored or shy students in the back of the room is the constant worry of teachers. But Celly is here to solve the issue with its text-messaging network that allows anyone to create a network anywhere- at a rally, event, in the classroom, or on a field trip using smartphones.
Teachers that have used this in their classrooms have noted that even those who normally never speak up have started doing so. It forces students to write their thoughts clearly and concisely. Instructors are using it for academic purposes rather than fighting the tide against texting.
Keep watching this space to know more about emerging new technologies in action in the classroom.