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The Benefits Of Teaching Children Using Technology

Children can benefit from learning using a variety of technologies. Technical equipment can be useful for teaching children in school and at home. A projector and screen, interactive whiteboard and video conferencing can all be used for educational benefit to enhance understanding of a subject.

Children can benefit from learning using a variety of technologies. Technical equipment can be useful for teaching children in school and at home. A projector and screen, interactive whiteboard and video conferencing can all be used for educational benefit to enhance understanding of a subject.


Teaching With A Projector And Screen

Using a projector and screen can be an effective way for teachers to show the whole class a computer screen. This technology is simple to use and eliminates the need for crowding round a small screen. Using a projector means that the teacher can be sure that everyone will be able to see. Teachers can show a variety of different subjects using this method such as how to solve maths problems and good and bad grammar. They could also show student work, examples of homework or examination examples.

Teachers can also use this audio visual equipment to show video. This can be particularly useful for showing science experiments that may be too dangerous to do in the classroom. Videos could also be used to show virtual tours of museums, art galleries or places of historical interest. Using a projector and screen in this way could add to a child's knowledge and understanding of a subject.

Using An Interactive Whiteboard For Teaching

Teaching using an interactive whiteboard has become a popular audio visual teaching tool over the last few years and can be a very engaging teaching aid. A projector and computer are used to project onto the large interactive display. Children or teachers can then interact with the display using a pen, finger or other device. Teachers can also draw on the whiteboard so adding to the communication of a subject. Interactive whiteboards can be used to teach a variety of subjects such as spelling, science, history and geography. There is a wide range of software available that is designed to work with interactive whiteboards as well as websites with interactive whiteboard lessons and ideas so teachers can create activities that the children will really enjoy and, most importantly, learn from.

Video Conferencing In Education 

Video conferencing is another tool that can be used in education. It can provide children who aren't able to go to school the chance to interact with a teacher or other children. For schools, video conferencing can allow them to access special expertise. For children being educated at home video conferencing allows them to connect with teachers and other children.

This method could also allow children from around the world to connect to children in other countries. They may be able to work collaboratively on projects that will increase cultural awareness as well as making learning fun. Video conferencing with children from other countries can be a great way for children to develop language skills too. By talking with children in another language, vocabulary will be improved and accents will be more accurate.

There are many different methods of teaching that can enhance a child's education. By using a range of technology and traditional methods, children can benefit from an improved knowledge and understanding of a subject. Use of technologies such as projector and screen, interactive whiteboards and video conferencing can all be used to improve student achievement..

AUTHOR BIO

Suzy Jones writes regularly on educational methods including audio visual teaching aids for a range of publications, websites and blogs. She lives in the United Kingdom and has three children of her own aged five, seven and eleven.
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