As technology intrude your classroom, the very atmosphere of teaching become more dynamic. The concept of education should be combined with technology. It would be the ultimate aim of technology or there is no use for invention. Students will be happier, more curious to see how the teachers
are using new technology to cater educational they need. This novel vogue step of teacher will motivate students to use and propagate new technology. Teachers are motivated to create engaging lesson plans, assessment mechanism, and positive learning environment. The boom in new technology will prove to be tools for teachers
Planboard can be used to create lesson planning. It comes with Individual blocks for what you’re doing on each day during each class period. You can use each cell and create a rich, dynamic lesson plan. The bulleted lists, add horizontal lines to break up sections, and format the text size and color to make task of a teacher much easy to find the information you need. You can add links to outside resources, embed videos, or attach files. This facility offers you an added edge in teaching.
This software or app called Planboard keeps track of your progress; it offers a record of which standards still need to be covered.
Slack is a mass messaging platform, it is much efficient and user-friendly than any email service. Slack has channels for messaging; they are like separate chat rooms for different conversations. We can decide channel to be public or private, it is flexible for all kind of communication needs. SLACK is more than just messaging; you can also attach files and side discussions about these files within the larger conversation.
Only teacher knows how much time they spend in evaluating papers. The ZipGrade- helps teachers to check assignments. It helps teacher to give grade instantly by scanning them with the camera on their smart phone. All they need to do is to match the squares on the grading sheet with the squares on the app.
Every day a teachers deals with different topic through a wide variety of examples. In standard lecture model often students get boared with in 15 minutes. Paper.li is designed around the idea that students will consume information in enticing manner. Much time the content of the lecture becomes a news letter and mesmerize students for the knowledge they have gained.
It is an online social media platform for the classroom. Teachers will create accounts and then invite students. This platform is to engage in discussions, announcements. It creates a collaborative environment for students. It is a great tool for those who want a social media type environment without all of the concerns associated with those platforms. It maintains privacy and freedom at same place.
It is a dream come true technological innovation of virtual reality in the classroom. The cost of Virtual Reality technology using in classroom is simply too high. Google
has come up with a very cost effective virtual reality goggles made from cardboard that with potential to bring VR into all classes.
A teacher needs to talk about social media and its advantages. Introduce students the concept of responsible digital citizenship. The various Pinterest Board can help us on this counter. They can be easily found by the name - Social media etiquette and netiquette lesson plan resources.
A private group of all students is a potential and dynamic tool of teaching learning. Tell every student to have their facebook profile. The valuable discussions can be taken to Facebook
Blogging is a fun activity student of all ages. Explain what a blog, tell them to express on blog and share it with their friends. Slowly they will learn to do research and create a text which is free from plagiarism. Those way students will use this platform to excel in their expression.
Twitter is a new social smart and crisp media for students. Twitter app can be downloaded and managed from Smartphone. Twitter discussion during class. Student can do online research in 15 minutes. They will be in a positing in posting the results in no time.
Podcast or video channel
A teacher can use YouTube as a platform to publish educational videos or podcasts. A teacher can search YouTube for relevant content and play it during class. It becomes a ready material for a teacher. It makes teaching experience more exciting and students can learn from his audio visual aid in teaching.
Flickr is a platform; it offers you a space where you can upload photos of your class, activities, field visits and many more. It becomes your online record to share it with everyone. Students of Mass Communication can use it as Photography portfolio.
Teaching learning is a process, where student along with teacher participate. The ever growing technology which is bringing the world closer, has intruded our personal and private life. There is no point in fighting with the point that how students can will operate a mobile phone during lecture. Today’s on-the-go student generation is very techno-savvy we cannot detach them their much loved technology. We can use the technology as a teaching aid to make them understand for professional subjects. The conventional subjects like maths and languages go with conventional way. The new technology empower teacher to achive the ultimate purpose of teaching and makes him free from all the tedious paper work which otherwise they may perform.