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Wednesday 5 July 2017

How Can Teachers Stay Updated With Current Tech Trends?

“Technology will never replace great teachers, but technology in the hands of great teachers is transformational.” – George Couros

Technology plays a major role in modern education system and also a powerful tool using which teachers can make their classroom interactive and lively. Technology facilitates the communication and collaboration between parents and teachers as well as students and teachers. Besides, use of technology by teachers inspires students also to develop a strong familiarity with it and keep themselves updated. However, to do all these, first of all, teachers need to be on top of it. Here are some ways to do so.

Keep yourself updated with industry trends

One of the best ways to become an expert in the latest technology is to keep yourself up-to-date with the industry trends. As the year draws to a conclusion, search for the most popular tech trends for the upcoming year. By doing so, you remain well aware of what is going on in the industry and how to keep pace with it.

Use advanced apps

 Apps are a handy way to use the latest technologies through your smartphone. So, make most of your tablets, laptops, and smartphones by using advanced apps for teachers, e.g. communication apps which will help you to keep share information of school activity with parents. Such apps make the communication instant and handy, cutting off a lot of time that would go in making individual notes for every parent, creating newsletters or flyers. 

Befriend a few technophiles

Develop friendships with those people, and colleagues who keep good know-how of tech. Good tech-savvy friends can help you learn your way around new apps, gadgets, and devices and can give you an idea that which emergent technologies can be useful for you. If there is a new device and you are dicey whether you should buy it or not, take help of your technophile friend.

Read articles and books

Articles, books, and blog posts are great sources of information about emerging technologies. Going through the new content every month will help you keep abreast of the current trends. If you are well-versed on any topic, you can even write blogs on them.

At present, teachers need to be proficient in emerging technologies so that they can make the best use of them in classroom and disseminate the acquired knowledge among their students. 

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