The Face of the Classroom is Changing in 2020

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Educational experts have been saying it loud and clear wherever they go: traditional methods of teaching are outdated. With the emergence of EdTech, teachers have a wide range of tools at their disposal to ensure that learners are engaged in the learning material. The education system needs to continue to develop so that children can unleash their creativity onto the world. The Australian EdTech market is said to grow to A$1.7 billion in the next two years so one can only imagine what its effect will be on the rest of the world. 

Personal devices

It is an exciting time for learners & teachers because communication has never been easier. There are many devices available that facilitate one-on-one teaching in real-time. Acer Spin 5 is a platform that is fully equipped to suit the needs of the classroom. It is powered by Windows 10 capabilities. It allows teachers to give live feedback to the students so that they immediately know where their mistakes are along with how they can improve on it. This ultimately bridges the communication gap between learners &teachers. This creates an engaging atmosphere. 

Facial recognition

Technology is popping up in places like airports, hotels, and even on our smartphones as we carry them. This technology can be very beneficial to teachers in classrooms. Acer offers the My Classroom platform which is a facial recognition technology that monitors attendance, provides interactive floor plans that map the students’ location, and it gives peace of mind to the parents of the students. Teachers are alleviated of reporting to management structures. This gives them more free time to focus on important tasks which include implementing the curriculum and syllabus to the best of their ability. 

Bringing content to life

Technology like virtual reality & augmented reality makes it possible for content to come to life. Robotics empowers teachers on a different level by relieving the pressures of traditional methods of teaching. VR/AR can create new dimensions for the classrooms. It creates immersive learning experiences. This enables learners to deepen their understanding of complex learning material because they can interact with virtual objects. The technology is so flexible that it can cover a wide range of subjects from design to history. It can be implemented in different ways. Learners are also exposed to different types of technology that prepares them for a digital future.

AI in the classroom

Artificial technology is growing at a rapid pace. It is making its way into the classroom. Many different AI applications range from teaching assistants to smart content programs. Chatbots can also prove to be useful in the classroom as it tracks areas of difficulty for students which gives them immediate feedback. AI is also used to tailor content along with learning materials for individual students. This then breaks down textbooks to an understandable level.
If teachers continue to use EdTech there is no doubt that learners will enjoy school. Teachers will even enjoy teaching more. 

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