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Technology in classroom 

Technology in classroom 

Why is integrating technology in the classroom important? 

Any teacher will tell you that maintaining pupil attention in the classroom is a perpetual challenge. And when you have class sizes of 20+ pupils, keeping them all engaged is no tall order. 

Children are early adopters of technology, having grown up around touch screens, apps, games, and search engines. So, it’s natural for children to rely on technology in their learning. 

Interactive displays bring learning to life

Interactive displays in the classroom help bring complex concepts to life in the following ways: 

  • The use of video helps the teacher introduce alternative characters, people and voices into the learning environment 
  • Touch screen technology allows students to interact with learning resources for peer and group learning 
  • Wireless connectivity makes sharing student work on the central interactive display a cinch. 


Interactive displays vs. chalk-n-talk

Compare modern teaching methods with old-school chalkboard approaches — known as “chalk n talk.” 

Now teachers can improve accessibility by integrating video conferencing into the classroom, allowing absent students to still participate in learning activities. 

Students can wirelessly send their tablet screen to the central classroom display to share their work. And teachers can incorporate online games, quizzes, and research materials to keep things fresh for learners. 


Interactive educational display solutions

Check out Avocor’s interactive educational display solutions — improving productivity in the classroom and accelerating learning.

How to evaluate technology in the classroom 

Teaching and learning have come a long way from the old-fashioned “chalk-n-talk” approach applied by so many of our teachers over the years. And while this approach has its strengths, a simple chalkboard is a minimal palette for demonstration and accommodating varying learning styles. 

Interactive touchscreens are the ideal replacement for old-school chalkboards, offering a super-versatile platform for note-taking, presentation, demonstration, and student interactivity. Bring your lessons to life with animated presentations incorporating video, audio, and great-looking 4K visuals. Hook your touchscreen to your editing software and operate it directly from the screen using touch — demonstrating has never been easier. Hold every student’s attention by varying your teaching approach with YouTube how-to content and interactive webpages they can all see regardless of where they sit in the classroom. 

Display technology in the classroom brings dynamism to teaching and learning in a way never possible with traditional chalkboards. 

  • Write on the screen with dedicated Stylus pens that come with the displays.
  • Incorporate Zoom and Teams apps into displays to make guest speaking and demonstration as natural as a video call.
  • Engage your class with excellent visuals that catch the eye and help bring the form to concepts in a way never before experienced by classroom learners.
How to create interactive lessons on a smartboard? 

Smartboards offer a versatile platform for teachers and learners, permitting traditional chalk-n-talk, enhanced with easy-to-use multimedia. 

For example, teachers can hook their laptop or tablet to their smartboard using HDMI, which allows them to display their presentation on the projected smartboard. However, the interactivity doesn't stop there. Embed clickable content into a presentation, and press the projected screen to trigger video, quiz questions and answers, and a range of clickable events. If you can click on it with a mouse, you can get hands-on with your teaching content on your smartboard. 

Teachers can display music or editing software on the screen while demonstrating complex editing techniques in real time. This allows teachers to show students how to access effects and in-app mixing desks on their classroom computers and apply new techniques to their individual projects. 

In addition to using your smartboard for presentations, you can show how-to videos from YouTube or Vimeo, bringing fresh voices into your teaching and learning plan. You could even display streamed content from some live-streaming services (although you’ll have to check, as some providers restrict the public display of their copyright content).

Almost anything you can display on your laptop screen you can show on your interactive smartboard. This helps build a rich learning environment for your learners that boosts classroom engagement and improves attention.

How does technology in the classroom benefit students? 

Typical classroom-age students in schools, colleges, and universities around the US are internet natives — they've grown up in an on-demand environment where entertainment content is instantly available at the touch of a screen. Touchscreens, therefore, are part of how the learning generation communicates — sometimes finding greater ease in interacting with screens than each other. 

Classroom technologies that use cutting-edge 4K displays provide students with a truly hands-on learning experience, using the mode of communication that's most familiar to their generation. 

Using inter-device connectivity, display technology in the classroom allows students to actively contribute to learning sessions while collaborating with other students for a seamless peer learning experience.

Teachers use Avocor's cutting-edge classroom display solutions to help them create multimedia content that accommodates multiple learning styles in a single session - all through a central 4K display. 

Interactive touchscreens permit teachers to create inclusive content that benefits student learning by offering versatile visuals that drive teaching and learning objectives. Digital learning technologies also facilitate live video conferencing, allowing teachers to deliver content to remote students and classroom attendees, which helps staff monitor pupil participation.

How do students use technology in the classroom? 

The COVID-19 pandemic forged a swift change in how students access learning both in the classroom and remotely. Indeed, the need to extend teaching beyond the classroom has prompted massive demand for interactive technologies — and large-format touchscreen displays are at the heart of this educational revolution.  

Avocor’s education display solutions provide native integration with live video conferencing apps, such as Google Meet, RingCentral, MS Teams, and Zoom. This allows teachers and lecturers to create tactile learning content that allows students to be part of the lesson regardless of their location and collaborate and contribute to the lesson.

Interactive displays have revolutionized how students observe, listen, and participate in learning sessions. They offer creative approaches to auditory and visual learning to every student in the classroom, helping improve productivity while accelerating learning. 

Students use technology in the classroom to:

  • Interact with on-screen puzzles and quizzes
  • Search and share research resources and findings
  • Interact with learning materials, such as multiple-choice questions
  • Remotely access learning content that they can affect and change
  • Communicate with classroom devices such as tablets, smartphones, and laptops — throwing content from their device to the main screen. 
  • Discover and share video learning content
  • Explore visual concepts in innovative ways
  • Collaborate in groups whether everyone is in the classroom or working from home
  • Share presentations and student work
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