Improved Classroom Management

New technology helps teachers run their classrooms more efficiently than ever. Digital devices can simplify processes from attendance to grading.

Incorporating Technology in the Classroom

Digital tools like educational platforms, apps and websites have the potential to give teachers the help they need to smoothly manage their classrooms. From personalized assignments to rich student profiles and more, teachers have important information at their fingertips.

More Student Engagement, Less Wasted Time

Technology can change the way classrooms work. When digital devices are used effectively, lessons that were once repetitive or boring for students can transform into fun activities that students are eager to take part in. This type of interactive learning can make a world of difference for classroom management.

Through the variety of digital resources that technology provides, students can interact with content in fun, new formats that facilitate learning for any student on any level. When students are engaged and interacting with class material, less distraction occurs, which means that teachers can keep on teaching and students can keep on learning.

Managing the Tough Stuff

No student is the same, and no one knows this better than their teachers. Teachers cope with a variety of issues that involve students and their styles of learning on a daily basis, so it can be hard for them to find an effective way to manage all of their students while positively impacting their learning at the same time.

Technology can be used to help teachers keep themselves and all of their students on track even through difficult situations. Students who are unmotivated, hyperactive, impulsive, quiet, or shy can now get more personalized instruction from their teachers and their digital learning tools. Whatever the case may be, technology in the classroom gives teachers new tools and new options that they haven’t had before to assist with managing their classrooms in multiple learning settings.

Recommendations

  • Break up class periods by having students rotate through learning stations that offer different digital resources at each station.
  • Teach responsible use of technology, and set rules to help limit distractions and problems with devices.
  • Use online classroom management systems to track individual student progress, grading, attendance, and more.
  • Have a backup plan when technology fails, so that learning can continue without dropping a beat.

Case Study

By using technology in the classroom, teachers in Meridian, Idaho, are increasing student engagement and seeing big changes in the way their classes operate.