Parents play a major role in their child’s education. But their guidance alone isn’t enough to unleash the latent ability that today’s students can produce. Furthermore, managing their children’s education alongside their own jobs, is quite difficult. Introducing technology in education can help manage their child’s needs outside the classroom as well as provide an environment to optimize their creativity.
TECHNOLOGY OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
Attendance management technology makes it easy to mark attendance. Also, in case a student is absent for a class, teachers can send SMS/Email to parents, letting them know of their child’s absence, with just a few clicks of a button. Its a given that every student hates this feature. Nevertheless, parents love it !
ADMISSION PROCESS MADE EASY
I’m pretty sure every parent has faced the difficulty of waiting long hours in line to pay their child’s admission fees for the coming academic session. Well, if this is how it was for you, it’s time to say goodbye to those days. With the feature of online transactions provided by cloud based education management systems, safe transactions can be carried out online, instantly.
PARENTS GET TO KNOW THEIR CHILD BETTER
Children tend to behave differently with their parents, teachers and their peers. Using Education management systems, parents can monitor their child’s behaviour in different situations, letting them know about any abnormal behaviour and take corrective action. So, using state of the art technology allows parents to connect with their children.
TECHNOLOGY INSIDE THE CLASSROOM
A BETTER LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR THEIR CHILD
Every parent wants their child to learn as much as they can in the classroom. If we want a child to learn effectively, we have to teach them in the way they want to be taught! So, the goal is to make them learn what we want them to learn, in a way that is fun for them. There is nothing wrong with letting a child use technology, as long as they only use it to get the information they need.
Kids these days just love playing on iPads. So, by using iPads and other devices as educating media, students not only have fun, but also learn something in the process.
CREATIVITY OVER KNOWLEDGE
Whether you are a student or were a student, you know full well of the pros and cons of “The Textbook”. Textbooks have everything laid out for a student. All they have to do is, well, read it. Textbooks are just full of facts and figures that most students just have to cram before the exams, and forget them just after. Well, if this is the case, then what is the point in studying in the first place ?!
With a technology based classroom, the idea is to make sure that students don’t memorize anything. They should be allowed to think and understand how things work the way they do. Sure, knowledge about the subject is required to a certain extent, but that doesn’t mean that we should go overboard with useless facts!
NO NEED TO HELP THEM WITH THEIR PROJECTS
It is customary for all schools to give project work to elementary students. We have to carefully analyze the situation. Sure, the intent of projects in school is to give a glimpse of the idea of “work” to the students, but most schools go overboard by assigning them projects that are too hard for an elementary student to accomplish on their own. Actually, most of the work is done by their parents, thus making this “project” system more of a liability than an asset.
Introducing technology in classrooms will even change the very scope of the projects assigned to students.For example, instead of being asked to assemble a diorama of a national monument (which clearly requires parental assistance), the project may require students to create a magazine, presentation, or web-based tool, using a computer. This will actually serve as a multi-asset project as :
- It gives students an idea of the direction the world is progressing
- Increases creativity
- Uses state of the art technology
- Students have fun while learning
And most importantly,
They don’t need to bug their parents for meaningless projects.
IS MONEY THE ‘REAL’ ISSUE ?
Despite the many assets of introducing technology in the classroom, there is one factor that may trouble parents the most : “How much is it going to cost us ???” Nearly all parents are willing to pay any price to make their child reach their academic expectations, but for those who are just getting by, there is an upper limit. A controversy arose on this issue when schools in UK asked parents to pay, on an average, an extra £200 per child to facilitate technology in the classroom.
While implementing technology in education, money will always be a controversial issue. But this is only an initial investment. Parents who are only looking at the short term effect of such a large expenditure can be assured that their efforts will soon bear fruit. How so?
FREE WORLD TOUR!
Let students experience different cultures, traditions, languages and religions – all within the classroom. With virtual field trips, touring the world was never so fun!
INEXPENSIVE ONLINE RESOURCES
No need to waste money on pen, paper and books. Online resources can save both parents, and schools, money and give students excellent educational experiences.
BROADCASTING SEMINARS ONLINE FOR FREE
Technology doesn’t only help elementary school students. Even university students can enjoy the assets technology has to offer. Organizing traditional seminars takes a lot of time, effort and money. But a “webinar” eliminates the need of physical resources, hence the costs are much lower than organizing a physical event.
By investing in technology for education, parents are actually saving money, which will become evident when they see their children become responsible adults.
Integrate education and technology for the best learning experience.