A-Z of Classroom Technology for 2020

IT can spark greater interest in subject content

Leveraging the capability of technology in the classroom can transform learning experiences and student engagement.

Leveraging the capability of technology in the classroom can transform learning experiences and student engagement. From lesson planning to collaboration, IT can spark greater interest in subject content.

HP devices with Intel® can help students access online learning resources and encourage active participation, with 73% of teachers reporting that technology enables them to respond to a variety of learning styles in the classroom1.

At Cyclone, we’ve compiled an A-Z list of classroom technology for 2020, so you can get a better understanding of the disruptive IT that’s changing the way students learn.

A – Augmented Reality (AR)
Digital elements like images and videos integrated into real-world environments, promoting creativity and engagement.

B – Blogging
Encouraging blogging in the classroom can help build writing and communication skills.

C – Connectivity
Fast and robust connectivitywithin schools enables collaboration between both students and teachers.

D – Devices
Laptops, computers, tablets and mobile provide students the tools they need toseamlessly work and meet learning objectives at both home and school.

E – E Learning
Creating a digital learning environment that embraces thinking and sharing beyond paper and talk.

F – File Sharing
Students can easily share files and content through online platforms like email, digital portfolios, Teams and G Suite.

G – Google Classroom
A network-based school classroom management system to boost collaboration and foster better communication between teachers and their students.

H – Hardware
Deploying robust hardware can support learning and teaching outcomes for your school.

I – Interactive Platforms
Using collaborative platforms that provide for the student voice in their interactions with applications and other users.

J – Joy
Foster JOY in the classroom – students often learn and interact differently from their teachers – don’t overlook the joy that comes learning in ways that address their needs too. .

K – Knowledge
Support knowledge and learning growth usingdigital tools to access live current and live information.

L – LCD Projectors
Connecting digital devices to external wall displays enabling clear, high-resolution videos, images and textso all students can simultaneously view subject content.

M – Multimedia
Using more than one medium of communication i.e. video, sound, animations, AR to create an engaging learning experience.

N – Network
Never underestimate the power of your network! Ensuring your school’s wireless network is secure and can perform seamlessly is crucial to supporting the learning environment.

O – Online Class Calendar
Leveraging online calendar applications can help teachers manage busy class schedules, coordinate lesson plans and share activities with parents.

P – Podcasts
A great example of audio media that can educate students on a range of topics, content and stories. Consider students creating and sharing their own learning outcomes.

Q – Query
Student queries can be answered faster with collaborative devices and online messaging platforms.

R – Recording
Students and teachers can use video equipment to record, createand editpresentations to share with others.

A significant pedagogy underlying the digital technology adoption and illustrating the progressive adoption and use by students and teachers alike (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition)

T – Tablets
Tablets can enrich classroom learning with their portability and easy-to-use nature. Their ability to accept a digital pen/ pencil as an input enhances the way users interact with their device.

U – USBs
Are no longer needed! Leverage the capabilities of the CLOUD!

V – Virtual Reality
VR can elevate student engagement and immerse them in new experiences. With the ability to explore 3D of objects, it brings a whole new level of learning to the classroom.

W – WiFi
Having a solid WiFi solution helps with real-time collaboration and accelerates the sharing of information.

X – XaaS
Schools canutilise an as-a-Service model, like DaaS (Device as a service), for tailored end-user experiences, hardware management and security solutions.

Y – YouTube
An online platform teachers and students can use to watch and publish their videos about different subjects, topics and stories – a way to globally share their learning outcomes.

Don’t sleep on how much technology can transform the learning experience for teachers and students.

At Cyclone, we believe technology can empower all levels of a school’s learning system that’s why we offer comprehensive IT managed services across the education sector.

If you want to know more about classroom technology, don’t hesitate to contact a friendly Cyclone representative today.

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