Technology is ubiquitous, touching almost every part of our lives, our communities, our homes. Yet most schools lag far behind when it comes to integrating technology into classroom learning. Many are just beginning to explore the true potential technology offers for teaching learning and effective management of a school system.
Properly used, Technology will help students and management acquire the skills they need to survive in a complex and highly technological knowledge-based economy.
Integrating technology into school system has gone beyond teaching basic computer skills and software programs in a separate computer class. Effective tech integration must happen across the entire school system in ways that research shows deepen and enhance the learning and management process.
Effective technology integration is achieved when the use of technology is routine and transparent and when technology supports curricular goals.
Many people believe that technology-enabled project learning is the ne plus ultra of classroom instruction. Learning through projects while equipped with technology tools allows students to be intellectually challenged while providing them with a realistic snapshot of what the modern office looks like. Through projects, students acquire and refine their analysis and problem-solving skills as they work individually and in teams to find, process, and synthesize information they’ve found online.
New Technology tools for visualizing and modeling, especially in the sciences, offer students and management ways to experiment and observe phenomenon and to view results and payments made in graphic ways that aid in understanding. And, as an added benefit, with technology tools and a project-learning approach, students are more likely to stay engaged and on task, reducing behavioral problems in the classroom. Apart from being a good source of IGR, the tools will also enable school management to keep proper records of payments and block any possible loopholes in a school bursary system.
As many of our clients would say while testifying to our services, we could not afford to halt investment in these indispensable tools for effective management and revenue generation in a school system.
Esele Usugun (MCITP)
CO-Director|System Implementation Analyst
Xsoft Technologies Limited
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