USE OF TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS IN EFFECTIVE TEACHING LEARNING
Keywords:Effective teaching learning, Technological tools
Now a day the technology is growing so fast and smart phones, laptops, tablets, with high speed internet are available everywhere. Due to evolution in technology students are getting all type of information instantly, if someone wants something may be it can be technical or non-technical information students are utilizing these recourses. The students of this generation are more techno-savvy that’s why teaching is now a more challenging job. The students are expecting more and more from teacher. Traditional teaching is not sufficient to fulfill student’s knowledge thrust. To make teaching learning process effective teachers need to use new and innovative tools while teaching to students. In this paper some technological tools are explained which can be used for effective teaching learning process.
I. Google Apps: It is suite of applications and various tools. There are many tools that let you collaborate, communicate, and share your knowledge with students.
II. Skype: it’s proven to be an effective way to collaborate and communicate with others around the world. It saves money and lets us communicate with expert faculties of different universities and countries at ongoing lecture and practical also.
III. YouTube: It is a video search engine where we can get videos of almost all subjects of all disciplines and many more. If we have active internet connection in our class, we can show videos of related contents that we are teaching in class or we can download relevant video and display the same in class.
IV. DropBox: with the help of DropBox we can store our data, projects, videos and important documents in cloud. Once you have stored your files at DropBox you can access it from anywhere from any device.
V. Whats app and Facebook app: We generally thought that these are the social networking apps which are only used for entertainment or timepass but through these apps only we can reach to our students instantly. If we want to share any study material to students, we just need to post it into the group. Any important message we can circulate among the students on whats app.
VI. E-contents: Many contents related to different subjects are available on internet which includes video lecture series, ppts, animations, pdfs, and blogs written by experts which needs to be shared with students.
a. Very few students will search these things online but if we tell them the importance of E-contents they will start using it, may be first time we need to collect and circulate these things among the students but once they understand the importance of E-contents students will definitely search it by them in next semester.
VII. Small SEO tools: Small SEO tools are available online we can use that while teaching like plagiarism checker to find out copy contents of reports and assignments submitted by students. Grammar Checker can be used to check the grammar of our notes that we are going to circulate among the students. It can be also used to check grammar of project reports and assignments submitted by students. Many SEO tools are available we can utilize that as per requirements.
VIII. Moodle: It is a free, online Learning Management system enabling educators to create their own private website filled with dynamic courses that extend learning, anytime, anywhere.
a. Whether you're a teacher, student or administrator, Moodle can meet your needs. Moodle’s extremely customizable core comes with many standard features like Modern, easy to use interface, Personalized Dashboard, Collaborative tools and activities, convenient file management, Simple and intuitive text editor, Track progress Secure authentication and mass enrolment and Manage user roles and permissions etal.
IX. Online courses: teachers can upgrade their knowledge with online courses and certifications. E.g. Coursera, every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from the world’s best universities and educational institutions. Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums. When you complete a course, you’ll receive a sharable electronic Course Certificate.
X. Animoto: Animoto makes it simple to create video-based lessons or presentations for the classroom and to share them with students or anyone else.
XI. StudySync: With a digital library, weekly writing practice, online writing and peer reviews, Common Core assignments, and multimedia lessons available, this site is a fully-featured tool for teaching and learning that can be a big help in the classroom.
XII. Educational Games: Website that provides links to educational games are very useful in efficient teaching and learning process. E.g. www.apples4theteacher.com/
XIII. Flipbook: It is used to create Simple Animations and to Share with the World. http://www.benettonplay.com/toys/flipbookdeluxe
XIV. Google Tools for Teachers: Website that provides teacher resources. Check the website http://www.google.com/edu/teachers/index.html
XV. Puzzlemaker: it is online resource that can create puzzles. Check the website http://www.discoveryeducation.com/puzzlemaker/
XVI. Slideshare: With the help of slide share we can Upload and Share PowerPoint, Documents, and Adobe PDF Portfolios.
XVII. Wordpress: Through which we can Create and Share Blogs based on our syllabus . Check the website http://wordpress.com.
XVIII. Software: If you have knowledge of programming languages, you can create your own software tools to improve teaching learning e.g. crosswords, puzzles and online sites to host information and to conduct online tests.
XX. Online tools for students: students can use many online tools to complete their project reports e.g. Piktochart, online gantchart, online photoshop tools etc.
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