Teaching is changing. Are you?  

Why is teaching still a difficult task? Discipline, concentration, self-esteem, peer and parent pressure, and schoolwork are among issues that youngsters face today. Another key concern is that today’s pupils live in a large global town with major global issues. In this new environment, data comes in at breakneck speed from all parts of the globe. Most areas of their civilization are influenced by this high-speed digital highway. High-speed data gathering, storage, and processing have forever changed the way we do business in financial services, health care, the military, government services, and transportation, to name a few industries.

This technological tsunami has now reached today’s classrooms, completely changing the way teachers teach and students learn. What’s going on here? Front-line teachers and students now have access to computers, mobile phones, digital whiteboards, student response systems, projectors, the Internet, portable media players, software, and email. 

What can we do with today’s technology?

o Get information in a variety of forms from any location at any time. 

o Instantly translate words from one language to another 

o Use satellite photos to supplement geography classes 

o Use webcams from across the world to view our living planet or to engage with students in other classes. 

o Use digital technologies to assess student knowledge and change lectures accordingly. 

o Get access to all of the world’s news programmes, newspapers, libraries, and museums with a single tap.

Schools must prepare front-line teachers in order to implement technology in the classroom. Teachers may learn about, adapt to, and embrace technology with the support of six Steps to Success in Teaching with Technology. 

Step 1: Recognize Why Before an educator can begin to effectively integrate technology into her classroom, she must first believe in it. The first step explains the advantages of introducing technology into the classroom. 

Step 2: Customize For technology-assisted teaching to be successful, two adjustments are required. Technology must adapt to teachers, and teachers must adapt to technology. 

Step 3: Make a strategy. A proper plan is essential for success. Step 3 reviews essential planning questions in order to prepare teachers for the world of Teaching with Technology.

4th Step: Complete Your Homework Teachers must first learn about technological possibilities before spending money. This provides an overview of the most commonly utilised technology and software in today’s classrooms. 

Step 5: Put it into Practice Although having the most up-to-date tools in your classroom may appear impressive, you must be able to put them to good use in order to offer high-quality lectures. The fifth step describes how to achieve it. 

Step 6: Stay Current Technology evolves on a daily basis. For busy teachers, keeping track of this fluctuating target is a challenge. This step demonstrates how teachers can keep up with the latest developments in educational technology.

These six steps are the dictionary of teaching with technology words and useful advice from my own classroom experiences to help you get started with this new and exciting process. Let’s face it: the world around us is changing. It’s time to learn, adapt, and accept technology-assisted instruction!