Description: An increasing number of institutes are allowing students to carry their mobile devices to the classroom, considering the advantage it has for the students. We have listed five ways in which educators can leverage classroom management software to effectively regulate the use of mobile devices in classrooms.
Mobile devices have become indispensable for learners and educators alike due to the flexibility and ease of use they provide in every task. By embracing the use of mobile devices within the premises, educational institutes are empowering teachers, administrators, and students to harness technology for better outcomes. Appropriate use of mobile devices not only makes lessons more interesting but also allows students to take notes and access study material more conveniently.
That being said, mobile devices also provide students with easy access to games, social media and other digital distractions. Gaining benefits out of provisions like bring your own device (BYOD) is subject to appropriate use the devices and the measures taken to check and control unintended usage of technology in the classroom. In this context, a classroom management software is essential to ensure that mobile devices are used to their full potential and only for the academic objectives in the classroom. Here are the five ways to ensure the same, with maximum efficiency:
The five measures detailed above can help teachers make effective use of mobile devices in order to create a healthy and productive classroom environment. They help to capture students’ interest, guide them in alignment with their particular learning styles and determine their progress. Ensuring effective use of mobile devices in the classroom can help in realizing the academic initiatives that were envisioned as the end result of fortifying classroom with technological advancements.
I totally agree with what you are saying.
Often people see technology as source of distraction. However, we must understand that technology today is surrounding us, and that most of the students now were basically born with a smartphone in their hand.
So, in my opinion, instead of resisting this reality why not embrace technology and implicate the benefits it can brig to the learning and teaching process. As you say " By embracing the use of mobile devices within the premises, educational institutes are empowering teachers, administrators, and students to harness technology for better outcomes".
There are many benefits that mobile technology can bring to education. Instead of having in mind that digital tools such as phones, computers, and tablets are a distraction to students, why not embrace them and turn them into exceptional learning tools and gamify the learning process at the same time.
Let’s embrace technology to shake up the rythme of classes and make the learning experience more enjoyable.
Technology can definitely improve participation and interaction with your audience. One great benefit is for instance, the fact that technology enables very effective in classrooms.
Audience response systems are a great way of increasing the level of participation and interaction with your audience and students tend to enjoy the class more and remember the content better.
is an awesome and easy tool for that. It’s a great interactive tool used on all devices; smartphones, tablets and computers. All you need is the link to the website and you can turn presentations, classes, meetings into a great interactive experience. It is a good way to change the rhythm of classes by transferring part of the learning directly to your participants. This allows great interaction, collaboration and more engagement from your classroom.