SEE what children can do with digital media in classroom is all about critically examining the decision to ban new media in schools.
Teachers often see digital media as distractions and evil because of the digital divide are in support of the decisions to ban it’s use in classroom. They should know that if you use internet this way you are guilty of the sins of our fathers.
What exactly can children do with digital media in classroom
Below are what children can do in classroom with digital media and Steps to Keeping children safe online
1 BYOD.. Some of our children today at home own expensive smartphones with all the digital media in the world. What exactly can they do with digital media in the classroom; they can produce blogs, infographic,books, videos and tutorials
In classroom today they still asked children to keep those digital media away and work with textbooks, handouts, workbooks and notes; which are either thrown away or misplaced basically due toChallenges of Online Schooling in Nigeria this lockdown
BYOD bring your own device can be encourage where school lacks enough devices for the students to use in accessing digital media in classroom instead of asking children to keep their devices away.
2 Collaboration students can go global collaborate with other countries and people.
Textbooks are sufficient but with digital media there is nothing like learning languages, culture and communications skills from the aborigines from other parts of the world . Its a shame that we still learn about people and events from maps because we are The casualties
Dear teacher what is wrong about teaching students in your class to use the device in their hands to visit at least virtually any corner of this planet, learning and sympathising with their peers all over the world as the case may be
3. I DON’T KNOW USE GOOGLE TECHNIQUES.. .
In a class without digital devices, how do you explain every new word without drawing your class back or carrying few people along.
The children can also be taught with digital media to be independent and knowledgeable on how to find answers they need.
Another thing children can do with digital media in classroom is for the teacher to emplore i don’t know, ask the Google approach. Here children can do fastest fingers go to keep them focus on their mission with the digital media.
Learning is made fun and exciting as every learner is carried along the trail of fastest finger find game. Encourage students to view the device in their hands as useful aids to support knowledge rather than distractions
Encourage students to view the device in their hands as useful aids to support knowledge rather than distractions
4 Blogging in classroom with digital media
Another important thing children can do with digital media is that teachers and students blog, write, establish digital presence.
Twitter are the cheapest and the most efficient digital media in classroom.
It enhances absolute participation, organise study groups, post class announcement, assignment, take pictures and send teacher’s notes.
Tweeting is writing for real audience. Beginners of English can produce good summaries owing to twitter’s limited no of 140 words features.
Consequently, the slow or fast learners, shy and introvert children are all carried along simultaneously,
5. Digitalisation of students.. Investors today start with an idea. many great ideas students have do not go beyond paper and is lost in time and space.
Teach them how to create online bank accounts like clouds, drives, clipboards. They can deposit their thoughts there and retrieved anytime they want to.
When there is collaborative studies with others then there will be constant flow not loss of information.
Students can always access and share class resources they generated. This will make a rich digital resources which your class can always fall back on
6. CONNECTING with digital media
:students can connect with like minded people anywhere anytime. Question experts or fellow students simply by connect follow join tell or ask button in social media. Learning can never be boring in your class.
7 PROJECT BASED LEARNING. With the digital media our students can have access to authentic resources on the web like Online textbooks, Wikipedia, encyclopedia which connects digital text, images with web links and take a virtual tour round the world with just the device in their hands.
They can contact experts or peers learning the same subject at the extreme side of the globe with your fantastic teaching with digital media not textbooks but under your watchful eyes and guidance
8. YouTube.. when used in class enhances comprehension, listening and understanding skills especially for pre-school and graders who have short attention span.
When critical thinking videos from youtube was used in high school to test children’s IQ, it proved effective.
Listening to native speakers of a particular language like French, English, German for language studies students can be rewarding with youtube.
9 use of Facebook in Classroom
one of the ways children can use digital media. Dedicate a page in your Facebook account for your class you should know how to be .http://The teacher, the digital media and the signpost Here you can introduce a discussion class to further the youtube class in a less formal settings, Put up announcement and brainstorm.
10 Gamification with digital media in classroom.
Here is to teach them lessons of life they need to learn to survive out there. Games are not based on rote memorization, they are problem based.
The learner learn to deal with choices he makes in Games and apply same in real life situation. He learns from his mistakes and comes back to face the challenges again.
He learns quitting and giving up is indeed no option of living. Games therefore as a teaching tool in Education has properties books cannot cannot offer digital natives/learners.
It provides an interactive environment needed for 21st century skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, problem solving and digital literacy.
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