Benefits of Computer Use in School for Teachers

 

With computer technology being used just about everywhere, it’s important to leverage it for education as well. Computer use in school is slowly becoming the norm and rightfully so. It offers a multitude of benefits for both student and teacher.

Instant Digital Access to Learning Resources

Firstly, lesson plans can be prepared much faster when information is collated online. With resources like Google Inside Search [1] teachers can research and answer questions asked by students in class immediately. This is beneficial, as students can receive knowledge faster, helping them to stay interested in class.

Lessons can be customised to a student’s learning capability and interest, increasing a student’s enthusiasm to learn. PC enabled learning allows teachers to have an interactive session with students through tools, projects, gamification and demonstrative videos. For example, with a website like Desmos [3], equations are better understood as they come to life.

Provide Immediate Feedback

By using online tools such as Google Forms [4] , teachers can review assignments online and provide additional learning material immediately, saving time and effort for both student and teacher. Parents can also be easily kept in the loop by sharing access.

Collaborate and Learn

Just like how networking helps in other careers, collaborating with other Educators helps teachers develop a network. With computers for schools teachers can bring the world into their everyday teaching.  Social networking websites like Quora enable educators to connect with each other globally [5] to share lesson plans, discuss tricky topics and brainstorm project ideas.

Additionally, teachers can upgrade their skill set with websites such as Coursera and EdX to constantly improve themselves and stay up to date with the latest developments.

Do have a look at Mr Mathivadanan's story [6] to see how a teacher just like you has benefited with computer use in school.



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  • Aarambh is a pan-India PC for Education initiative engineered to enhance learning using the power of technology; it is designed to help parents, teachers and children find firm footing in Digital India. This initiative seeks to connect parents, teachers and students and provide them the necessary training so that they can better utilise the PC for learning, both at school and at home.