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Benefits of technology for K12 Teachers & Students

Many educators know that technology has a positive impact on the education process. They also recognize the need to develop these technological skills in students to help them prepare for a successful career once they complete school.

When technology is incorporated into K12, both teachers and students are likely to experience the following benefits;

  1. Teachers can monitor student attendance both online and in the traditional classroom setting.

  2. Teachers develop closer relationships with students bearing the fact that not every student has the same behavior or attitude. Some may be confident, and others may be shy and not want to speak in class or shy away from their teachers. But online education is a way to deal with this particular problem in that it enables students to easily express their views online.

  3. Teachers can help make lessons fun for students. It is undeniable that students prefer technology because they believe it makes learning more enjoyable and fun. Students prefer laptops, tablets, etc. compared to books. Subjects that students deem challenging or boring can become more attractive with practical lessons, through a video, or when using a tablet, phone or laptop.

  4. Students get personalized assignments and lesson plans based on their teacher’s evaluation of their skills.

  5. Self-paced learning: This is one of the major disadvantages of traditional schooling. Teachers are unable to track personal learning speed of their students. But technology makes online education possible which allows students to learn at their pace. They have the option to go through material they understand quickly and then spend more time on subjects they find rather challenging.

  6. Blended learning: This is simply the incorporation of both face-to-face and online learning opportunities. The strategy of blending online learning with school-based instruction is often used to accommodate students’ diverse learning styles. Online learning has the potential to improve scholarly productivity by accelerating the rate of learning, taking advantage of learning time outside of school hours, reducing the cost of instructional materials, and appropriately utilizing teacher time.

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Based on: http://obridgeacademy.com/online-education/three-major-benefits-of-online-k-12-education/ and http://www.ed.gov/oii-news/use-technology-teaching-and-learning

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