3 Ways to Use Education and Information Technology for Improved Learning

Three students working at a table in school with Chromebooks

Modernize Classrooms for Better Engagement and Interaction

Everyone wants better education for our children. Of course, curriculums and teachers matter most, but in today’s technology-centric world, they must be equipped with the right tools. If kids are trained from an early age in the use of the same type of technology used in the workplace, they’ll be far more ready for tomorrow’s jobs.

From standardized, portable computing platforms to better audio-visual tools for interactions, classroom education and information technology is an investment in the future. Keep reading for three ways to accelerate learning in McKinney, TX schools. 

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Interactive Displays

Touchscreen displays are not just great in high-end corporate boardrooms; they’re a great way to get kids to interact with learning materials and content. Most kids are used to touchscreens for games and apps on tablets and phones, and using a similar interface on a large shared screen in the classroom comes naturally. 

Interactive whiteboards and displays are also an excellent way to share information with remote students. Smart, interactive boards can be flat panel touchscreens or larger projector and touchscreen implementations. Groups of students can work on the same document or other material at the same time, allowing everyone to see the collaboration and facilitating collaboration and discussion. These systems also offer teacher consoles to manage security and control interactions for smooth learning experiences. 

Chromebooks for Every Student

Not every parent can afford to equip their children with a tablet or computer. The digital divide exists in many districts, so schools should consider a standard device and platform to give all students the same learning tools. For many districts, the Chromebook has been that platform because of its cost-effectiveness and manageability. 

Individual schools and districts may have to make decisions about whether those devices can go home with students, and for remote learning, it’s an obvious necessity to do so. Districts need the right tools for monitoring usage, firewalling inappropriate content and malware, and ensuring data security and privacy. In addition, schools will need to train teachers and students on using the systems and applications, as well as have a high level of support for technical issues. 

Digital Signage

Digital signage is not a classroom tool per se, but it can facilitate communication throughout a school. In a critical situation or emergency, consistent communication in signage can ensure everyone knows what’s happening and what to do. For more fun and engaging uses, schools can feature yearbook material, celebrate sports wins and academic achievements, promote motivational messages, and announce events. Digital signage is flexible and adaptable to many communication uses, from updated cafeteria menus to event reminders for students and teachers. 

 

Videotex Systems is a leading supplier of education and information technology solutions for schools of every type. To learn more about how you can improve learning and engagement in school environments, contact our team here for a free consultation. We look forward to working with you.