Technology has been an important part of our lives for the past 2 decades. The tech advancements have been rapid and welcoming by the masses. Advancements like online learning tools, ordering groceries sitting at home, internet banking, etc have made our lives comfortable, easy, and efficient.
Education is one of the sectors where there have been massive technological advancements. For example, the advent of video content on youtube channels has made math, science, and language-related concept explanations easier and appealing, online worksheets are now accessible to anyone and everyone around the globe, online preparation of competitive exams have made it possible for students to study at their own pace. Cuemath’s Math and Coding programs are accessible to students across the globe. With the best tutors and an adaptable curriculum, we have ensured that students of different nationalities become great at both math and coding.
These advancements have had a huge impact on the education sector and its stakeholders (teachers & students). Teachers, students & parents across the world have been welcoming of these changes. Each of the stakeholders have experienced the upside of these changes. Devices like tablets, computers and mobile phones have armed teachers to deliver quality education, students to consume and practice good quality content and parents to connect with the teachers to understand their child’s progress. The Cuemath app ensures that parents are well informed about their child’s progress in the class. It also shows them the coding projects built by the student in the class. The app connects parents and teachers seamlessly.
Rapid advancements in technology have helped the teachers to be more open to using digital tools to teach. Teachers are ready to invest their time in training themselves on online teaching tools. Openness to learning new tools has helped teachers upskill themselves. At Cuemath our teachers are also trained on the digital tools that they can use in their classrooms to make the classes interesting. For example the use of a whiteboard in a Cuemath class. This whiteboard has tons of features, digital manipulatives like tangram, graphs, number tiles etc being the highlight. Teachers use this tool to explain concepts and clarify doubts. It gives them flexibility to help the student visualise the problem and then solve it.
Technology has been the biggest driver of collaboration across the globe. Video calling, messaging, and sharing of resources have helped teachers develop a global community. Teachers sitting across different parts of the world can now share resources with each other, talk to each other about best practices in their schools, and solutions that can be implemented in their classrooms to make learning fun and interesting.
Technology has enabled teachers to customize student’s learning journeys. With physical books, learning was restricted to one size fits all, however with online learning material teachers have the flexibility to personally coach students who need additional support. Also, design materials best suited to them.
Similarly for an above-average student teachers can provide some challenging material to push them to achieve more. Differentiated instruction can make class time more interactive and engaging for students. The curriculum at Cuemath is packed with simulations to aid the understanding of coding concepts. The reward systems, 1:1 classes, audio-video calls have all enabled teachers to provide a rich online learning experience.
Technology has armed teachers to make classrooms more interactive. Teachers can use tools like powerpoints, videos, games and apps to make their classroom more interactive. This in turn has resulted in guaranteeing the engagement quotient in the classroom.
Technology definitely has an upside to it as far as teachers are concerned. Having upskilled themselves they definitely feel more confident in the classrooms. Teachers connecting all over the globe have made the community stronger and more close knit. There is a sense of belongingness. Teachers have been able to enhance their in class instructions leading to better learning outcomes. Overall technology has definitely been a boon to the teacher community.
At Cuemath we believe that learning to code at an early age is crucial. Cuemath provides live 1:1 Live Online Coding classes and Math classes. Cuemath’s coding curriculum is class-leading providing a unique blend between the basics of programming and real-life projects using current computer technologies helping students achieve mastery. Book a demo and get in touch with our academic counsellor to get the best course for your child.
-By Chandni Shrivastava
Chandni is adroit in education and her knack for understanding the core needs of the system and unique pedagogies to address them draws inspiration from her early days of a Master's degree in Psychology. A thorough believer in "Every student deserves quality education"; she has worked with various institutions and non-profits. When not absorbed in making the education system better, she is a self claimed foodie who loves exploring cuisines and even runs a blog called 'whatsforlunch' for her fellow foodie folks in Mumbai and Bangalore. She indulges in reading, occasional binge watching and forever collecting new magnets.