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5 Ways to Bring Digital Learning into Your Classroom

Education has evolved immensely over the last few decades, and educators are using digital products to teach students. Technology gives teachers a wider variety of tools to help students learn and retain information and skills in a fun and interactive way. Learning techniques that involve technology are good for many students because they can keep students who are easily distracted by technology engaged with programs that better hold their attentions than traditional learning techniques that use lectures and paper and pencil materials. In fact, many technology-based learning devices can make classwork feel like a game. Here are some of the top ways that teachers can bring digital learning to the classroom.

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1. Interactive Whiteboards

Schools that still have chalkboards in the classrooms should upgrade to interactive whiteboards. It’s difficult to see writing on chalkboards, and while it’s easier to see black marker on whiteboards, classrooms that don’t have interactive whiteboards are still missing out. Teachers can present information more easily and incorporate a wider set of classroom activities with the use of interactive whiteboards. Interactive learning technology is part of the forefront of new teaching methods. 

Many mobile whiteboards are interactive, making it easy for teachers to move the whiteboard where it will be easiest to use, and there are many activities that you can do with this type of whiteboard. You can project images onto the whiteboard and write on it easily to give your students the opportunity to solve problems on the whiteboard. You can also reduce the frustration of finding a marker that works because you can write on whiteboards with interactive technologies with your finger. This also keeps the hands of your students clean and free of marker.

2. Multimedia Presentations

High school and college students need to learn how to do presentations to prepare them for many careers, and letting your students use multimedia technology gives them access to many of the types of technologies that they’ll need to know how to use later in their lives to succeed in business, education, and many other industries. Teachers can use whiteboards with interactive capabilities to give presentations, and they can let their students use these devices to further enhance their presentations. A student who wants to use an activity to further illustrate a concept can use tablets as the devices to disseminate the activity materials, too.

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3. Challenge Students With WebQuests

Older students love the challenges that WebQuests provide. WebQuest activities give students the opportunity to figure out challenges in a team setting by doing online research. This type of activity is great for older high school students and college students because WebQuests ask participants to think analytically, creatively, and critically. To do these web-based activities in a classroom, teachers might choose to use tablets so that students can connect to the internet even if a classroom doesn’t have computers. Tech tubs are a great way to store and charge tablets and other electronic devices. You can also put your tech tubs on tech tub trolleys, which are modular carts, to make moving all of your equipment into and out of storage simple.

4. Incorporate Videos Into Lesson Plans and Host Digital Games

If you want to cater to a greater variety of learning styles, using some videos in your class can greatly improve the quality of the lessons that you’re able provide your students. You’ll definitely need a projector to show your videos, but there are a wide range of types of movies, documentaries, and information-packed videos that you can use to further reinforce new information or spark a conversation.

A little bit of friendly competition is fun for students at any age. Consider hosting some digital games for students to play that reinforce your key concepts. Students can either complete the competitions as part of their homework assignments, or you can have them do the games in class.

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5. Introduce Active Learning to the Classroom

Long lectures aren’t always the best way to keep students engaged. It’s usually better to add in some active learning to make everything more interesting for students and teachers. One way to encourage a more active learning is to actually encourage students to talk to one another during certain parts of class and during study times. Adaptable furniture can make it easier for students to share information and help each other with difficult problems that they might be having with homework.

Mobile classroom furniture is a great option for regular classrooms because you can move the pieces on a daily basis to create the working environments that will be most conducive to learning. But moveable classroom furniture is also great for mobile classrooms. Sometimes schools need to use a trailer or another mobile space as a classroom until they’re able to build another room onto the school. Bringing large tables into a mobile classroom isn’t always the most feasible, but if you use mobile furniture, you’ll be more able to move the pieces to suit your needs. Moveable furniture can also create more space for digital equipment, which will make it easier to 

Schoolhouse Furniture Design has many types of furniture, technology tools, and charging containers to make interactive learning that’s based on technology part of your classroom. Classrooms are different than they were a few decades ago because we have access to many technology products that make teaching and learning easier and more fun. With the right tools, any teacher can provide a better quality environment to their students.