Students today grow up surrounded by various types of technology in every aspect of their life. Vivid images, multimedia and outnumbering information are just popping around them and the idea of having a technology combined with a teacher in a classroom is a great idea which can result best possible if used in proper manner. motivation using technology is a strategy that simply makes sense today in order to reach the best among our students in order to create top experts in any business aspect. Especially when today there is a growing range of high power digital devices which connects the classroom to the internet in no time making a constant connectivity of new student generations a norm.
Almost 70 percent of the population are visual learners which makes logic solution of using some of the YouTube clips, short videos or cartoons in order to make a clearer picture for your students. Some complex examples, explaining or description often make more confusion then it should while reaching your students with some raw footage or short clip will not only result with educated class but also entertained one.
Before it was necessary to travel if you wanted to learn something about other cultures, learn other language or make friends from a country far away. Video conferencing as in private life also in the classroom has become one of the educational advantages for learning other language or listening to another research method from other ends of the world.
Breaking the reading monotony
In no way we are saying that reading should be replaced, it just happens to be a good idea to mix things up and engage some technology in your classroom with using podcasts. For example, there are really very complex and serious literature in all the high schools all over the world that result with even more mind-numbing around the students so it is recommended to break this monotony with some of the podcasts which will break this numb phase and make your students interested to join the discussion.
Social Media factor
No matter how hard we all try to ignore the impact of the Twitter, Facebook or Instagram on the whole population it will only be wasting of our time. Embracing it and creating for example debate about some topic using Social Media usually results with all students participating in comparing to regular few that always participate ordinary one.
For sure teachers today have a huge challenge while protecting their role as a source of knowledge and holding control of the students while technology emergence is creating this power struggle in the classroom.