Be it juggling multiple classes, marking papers till midnight or managing a classroom full of students who want to do anything but listen day in and out, being a teacher is not an easy job. Digital Learning Day, celebrated on 22nd February since 2012 is a day dedicated to all the hardworking educators out there who make the most of the most talked about learning methodology in recent years - digital learning. Having access to a PC can open a world of opportunities for savvy teachers, here are three things every teacher should do on Digital Learning Day:
1) Explore Something New
All teachers want their class to be engaged and actually absorb the information they’re imparting. This Digital Learning Day, flip the usual routine. It can be a video, new websites or even a game - trying out something new during class will even get your most disinterested group of students to sit up and notice!
2) Bookmark the Best Resources on Your PC’s Browser
Before bookmarking, you have to search for the ones that work for you and then give them a test run, multiple ones if you get the time. A test run is something you just cannot miss out on, imagine the reaction of your students if you open a website for the first time in class and it says “not available in your country”!
3) Mentor Another Teacher
The biggest advantage of mentoring another teacher is that you’ll be resolved to be on top of your game. This is because you’ll be highly motivated to provide your mentee with the best advice, making mentoring a new or a teacher junior to you in your school or locality a big motivator for you to grow professionally.
With technology being used just about everywhere right from daily grocery shopping to banking, it's essential to use it effectively for school too. The benefits of computer use go beyond just preparing the students of today to be ready for tomorrow - teachers too can get better at what they do and transform their career path in the long run. Happy Digital Learning Day!
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.