Examples of New Technology in Education – Part 4

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.

Flipped Classroom

While not a technology per se, this teaching model is using technology to change the way instructors teach. The lectures are delivered to the student’s in video format for them to watch at home (or in study hall) rather than spending the class time lecturing the students. The classroom time is then set aside for 1 on 1 discussion, help, and interaction based on the lecture homework. Since almost every student carrying a mobile device or laptop, this model may give students and teachers more time to work on areas of difficulty rather than simple straight lecture. Instructors have seen that precious class time go to waste for too long, while a teacher scribbles on a blackboard and has their back to the students.

Snagit, Jing, Camtasia

Making it easy for instructors to give online tutorials, these screen capture video software programs offer a host of different products from a free screen capture to professional quality videos. Imagine a tech-ed teacher trying to explain how to download an app. He/she can record narration while capturing the screenshots as he/she demonstrates the action and this feature can similarly also be used for teachers who are correcting a paper or demonstrating a math problem.

Keep watching this space to know more about emerging new technologies in action in the classroom.

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