It was always expected a few years back that the use of technology in education can play a major role in improving the quality of education in schools and colleges. Now, standing at the end of 2017, we can easily say that that’s exactly what it’s doing right now.

Tablets are replacing our textbooks, and we can research just about anything that we want to on our smartphones. Social media has become commonplace, and the way we use technology has completely transformed the way we live or lives.

With the inculcation of avant-garde techs like augmented and virtual reality, the quality of lessons has just gone off the roofs. Hence, you can see that there’s absolutely no doubt that education technology is really making all the differences in the world. At the same time, it is also playing a major role in transforming classroom education for good

The impact that technology has had on today’s schools has been quite significant. This widespread adoption of technology has completely changed how teachers teach and students learn.

By embracing and integrating technology in the classroom, we are setting our students up for a successful life outside of school. Here are a few benefits of using it.

• Technology in the Classroom Makes Learning More Fun: Students prefer technology because they believe that it makes learning more interesting and fun. They especially like laptops and tablets. Subjects that students deem challenging or boring can become more interesting with virtual lessons

• Technology has helped to take the lessons beyond the walls of the classrooms: The inculcation of mobile devices along with mobile data and a steady WiFi connection has contributed a lot in this aspect. Even a computer practical class can be taken outside the walls of the school lab now, thanks to the advents of the mobile internet. Want to write the code of a Java program? Why don’t you just sit under a tree and write it up on your iPhone? You’ll just need a few apps for the platform, and that will be it. Education technology has made this possible.

• Education technology provides for a more personalized learning: With the aid of education technology, teachers will be able to customize their lessons in a manner such that it can benefit every student in particular in a class full of fifty to hundred students in general. So the concept of “learning at your own pace” is finally seeing daylight after all these hours of darkness.

• Technology Prepares Students for the Future: These 21st-century skills are essential in order to be successful in this day and age. Jobs that may not have had a digital component in the past, may have one now. Education isn’t just about memorizing facts and vocabulary words, it’s about solving complex problems and being to collaborate with others in the workforce. Ed-tech in the classroom prepares students for their future and sets them up for this increasing digital economy.

Technology changes by the minute, and as educators we need to keep up with the times in order to best prepare our students for this ever-changing world that we live in. MindBox India is an initiative that aims to empower students with 21st-century skills. We develop Creativity & Life Skills of students by an output method of expression using Visual Communication as Language, Design Thinking and STEAM as a subject.

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