November 1st, 2019 | Updated on June 29th, 2022
With the development of the Internet era, the information technology has been widely used in the teaching and give full play to its advantages in the teaching practice.
It has broken through the simple and boring traditional teaching with its unique characteristics of pictures, texts, sounds and images.
In a word, the information technology takes up the high point of the classroom teaching and makes the classroom teaching more colorful.
However, what tools can effectively combine the information technology with the classroom teaching to create an interesting, efficient and harmonious class, is still a problem that teachers and the students want to know.
Combining my own teaching practice and experience, I would like to put forward my opinions about the impacts of digital tools in the classroom teaching, and what tools can effectively assist the teaching.
I hope this article will be helpful for you to improve the effectiveness of classroom teaching.
What Will Be The Impact Of Digital Tools In The Classroom Teaching?
1. Create A Situation And Stimulate Students’ Interest In Learning.
A science museum in the United States has such a quotation: “I hear, I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand.” This is a great inspiration for our teaching: If a person is interested in one thing, he will try to do it well, especially in learning.
Learning interest can promote people’s full use of intelligence, enhance confidence and determination to overcome difficulties, and stimulate people’s enthusiasm for work, study and life.
Introducing digital tools into the classroom is no doubt injected into the classroom with new vitality.
Teachers can make use of digital tools (such as image, sound, animation, video, and other functions) to create scenes, render the atmosphere, through the scene, arouse their strong desire to explore, and fully mobilize the enthusiasm of students to desire for knowledge.
Thus, the original boring rigorous classroom becomes vivid and interesting, greatly improved the enthusiasm and interest of students.
2. Improve The Efficiency Of Classroom Teaching.
The transmission of classroom knowledge in traditional teaching mainly comes from the teacher’s dictation and blackboard writing. But the speed of those two ways profoundly restricts the amount of information and makes it have certain limitations.
The efficiency of digital tools is unmatched by other teaching methods. First of all, it shows the teaching materials at a breakneck speed.
It only needs a few keyboards or mouse to operate the teaching content, which saves a lot of time for writing and wiping, and improves classroom efficiency.
Secondly, it shows rich content, a wide scope and a large amount of knowledge. It can combine, reconstruct and integrate all kinds of teaching resources, teaching elements and teaching links, to form a network of knowledge so that students can achieve integration and apply their learning.
This not only accelerates the rhythm of the classroom, saves the classroom time, increases the classroom capacity, but also facilitates the teachers to teach according to their aptitude.
As a result, students at different levels will have the opportunity to express themselves, which is beneficial to the long-term development of the students.
3. Break Through The Key And Difficult Points In Teaching.
Classroom teaching is a process in which teachers and students jointly explore knowledge and discover rules in a certain situation.
However, in the actual teaching process, it is limited by time, space and various realities. It is difficult to achieve the desired teaching goals only by empty preaching and abstract description of teachers.
But digital tool has the visual effects of multiple sensory synchronizations. It can present the key points and difficulties of teaching, show the teaching situation to students, and provide rich perceptions.
Abstract or unfamiliar knowledge will becomes visual and intuitive.
Students can more accurately, and deeply grasp the key points and difficulties of teaching. So digital tool helps speed up the process of students’ understanding, and enabling teachers to impart more knowledge per unit of time.
Five Digital Tools To Help You Increase Productivity
The most prominent feature of digital tools is practicality. Therefore, it must be based on the premise of serving the teaching, to optimize the teaching process, improve the effectiveness of teaching, and solve practical problems.
The practicability of digital tools is also reflected in the convenience of use, simple operation, smooth operation, vivid, intuitive, and so on.
In this article, 5 digital tools will be recommended to help teachers optimize their classroom work, so as to improve the teaching quality.
The TeacherKit is an application for teachers who want to keep track of their students also in virtual platforms.
This tool works on Apple and Windows operating systems and allows you to organize your entire classroom with each student in each class, recording performance, attendance, observations, grades, and more.
FlexClip is one of the most innovative tools for presentations, since it allows you to combine images, videos and texts to create spectacular slides that you will want to show students.
Besides, you will be able to choose from the hundreds of available presentation templates, which are free of copyright so that you let out the creative being inside. With this tool, you can make incredible presentations with its slide design system.
XMind is an open-source mind mapping tool, which makes it easier to visualize the “problem” or memorize some content. Of course with pen and paper, you can also build a mind map.
But with the help of an XMind, it is much simpler to edit the different elements that make it up.
In addition, XMind will also make it easier to share the map with others, even allowing you to export your work to popular formats such as PDF, Word, and PowerPoint.
DesignCap is an online graphic design tool that makes it easy to create custom designs with thousands of templates.
In addition to being intuitive, DesignCap offers many free features for creating infographics, posters, banners, etc. So it can greatly help in creating images for use in class and communication with students.
Remember the Milk is a web service and an application for smartphones and PDAs that allows you to create to-do lists, such as class preparation, project pending, exam correction and even non-teaching tasks.
All you need to do is adjust this app to your personal calendar and calendar to get reminders and delete tasks you’ve already done.
With the continuous application of new technical measures (such as digital tools in classroom teaching), it will inevitably have an impact on the traditional classroom teaching model. Of course, all kinds of problems will also emerge in endlessly.
But only by keeping pace with the times, dare to explore, and continuously improve can our teachers do better next time in the future classroom teaching practice.