Education, Innovation

New research has confirmed that the old ways of teaching and learning will soon be chucked out the window because new ways of teaching students have been developed. A couple of decades ago there was no way for learning disabilities like ADHD and Dyslexia and kids that had these, were thought of as dumb or lazy. But now scientists and psychologists have also developed ways for these students to learn better and be at the same level as their peers. Thanks to technology, students can’t lag behind anymore and the old school ways are decreased.

Career centric

If technology is used correctly then kids and teens have better chances of choosing the career of their choices and some guidance counsellor who thinks going the run of the mill path is the sure fire way to go. By using smart phones, tablets and apps can make them sharper and see what interests them on a broader scale. No longer will they be dependent on what others decide for them when it comes to their careers. A lot of people who have taken the traditional path of education are often seen quitting their jobs and switching their careers or fields.

Boosts creativity and innovative skills

Technology definitely helps in boosting creativity in children. Watching videos on YouTube, graphic designing classes, using tools that create art, film, sound etc all help kids come up with something new every time. If you think about it, all the big innovators in technology were students when they developed life changing things. The owner of Dell (Michael Dell) was still in college when he created Dell computers, Zuckerberg was in College when he created Facebook and the list goes on.

Prepares them for the real world

Technology helps in kids develop critical thinking skills as opposed to just boring textbook learning in the classroom. Teachers are creating new syllabi that incorporate more use of technology like using iPads, iPods and laptops. High school students are becoming entrepreneurs and are encouraged to come up with solutions to real world problems like wars, carbon emissions, and economics.

Learning faster through visual aids

A picture is definitely worth a thousand words as proven by science now because it is concluded that humans are visual creatures and they remember things more clearly with the help of pictures and images. The brain processes facts faster if they are shown as opposed to heaps of written or printed text. So using videos in lessons and taking them to educational trips creates long term learning. This is not to say that we must completely remove books because things to be explained articulately will always be required in textual format; it’s simply to use visual aids more. This will help students who dyslexic or have ADHD will also not feel left out or attend special classes.