New technologies are helping educational institutions and education providers with the means to capture the student's attention.
Fremont, CA: The biggest challenge in the education sector is developing the means of keeping the students' attention and boosting classroom engagement. On the brighter side, the consistent creation and access to new technology bestow the education industry a variety of unique ways to capture the student's attention and give a better and more involved learning experience. The prime challenge faced is in figuring out where to start and which technologies work best. As daunting as the task might seem, there are various ways to engage the students, which can also be fun and easy to implement for the teachers while they are enjoyable for them. Here are some of the ways this goal can be achieved.
Multimedia for presentations
Leveraging multimedia elements in performances has been one of the easiest and most effective ways to grab students' attention. Offer students an engaging curriculum with a boost of excitement and energy by adding music or break up blocks of text and recapture the awareness along with video clips discussing the topic.
Starting from webquests to virtual scavenger hunts to software-based learning games, there is no end to the variety of ways that gamified learning can be a valuable means of backing up student engagement, technology, and visual learning. It is also a supreme way to support differentiated instruction and make the learning process to be fun.
Virtual Field Trips
Incorporation of virtual field trips can bring excitement and enthusiasm for exploring new places straight in the classroom. The students can use different programs to explore national parks, take virtual trips to the zoo, or even to the extent of visiting the Great Wall of China.
Podcasts can be an excellent means of engaging the students and encouraging them to find podcasts that discuss unit topics and themes to play in the class. Challenge the students by giving them a list of topics to listen for, rewarding the one whose podcast episode covers the maximum keywords, or even encourage them to create their episodes to show their learning objectives.