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Technology in the Classroom: Examples of Modern Tech

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The technology industry has progressed exponentially over the last few decades and has been adding tools to help teachers reach their students. Greater accessibility has made technology a viable option for teachers to include in their education plans. In fact, a survey conducted by PBS Learning Media found that 74 percent of teachers across the United States wanted tech in their classrooms.

Educators have said the benefits that come with having and using technology in schools includes expanding on and reinforcing lesson content and motivating students to learn. With a variety of innovative ways to teach and learn, modern classroom technology does indeed offer different methods to reach and motivate every student. Here are 5 examples of technology in the classroom. 

Modern Classroom Technology and Teaching Tools 

1. Adobe Express

One of the most exciting ways for students to engage in content is to practice teaching it themselves. Adobe Express is an app that kids can use to create their own videos.

The Adobe Express platform provides ready-made templates, images, and sounds to inspire. Students can develop their own subject-related narrated video, which can reinforce the learning they have done throughout the year.

2. Google Classroom

Google’s answer to learning management in school, the Google Classroom app enables teachers to organize various tasks from a single digital location. Instructors can give assignments, surveys, and quizzes, grade students’ work, and more.

By offering its product for free, Google Classroom aims to make it possible for all school districts to streamline their learning experience.

3. YouTube

Many of us likely remember that feeling of excitement when the school television was rolled into their classroom. These days, it couldn’t be easier to get video in the classroom to make it easier for students to learn.

YouTube is full of creative videos that can help learners grasp concepts including math, coding, and science. Managing an account is easy and can be linked to your Google account. With this online tool, teachers can create their own personal instruction videos for their classrooms or compile collected clips into subject-matter playlists.

4. Venngage

With Venngage, students can create their own infographics to present information, data, or knowledge. It was developed to be a straightforward and easy way to introduce data set discovery.

Venngage can assist students in the learning process by bringing statistics to life. Rather than create the presentation from scratch, Venngage comes equipped with templates to guide the process and help students create a visually appealing addition to their work.

5. Canva

Canva offers tools for teachers to enhance learning experiences and for students to think creatively.  Kids can create modern-looking posters, presentations, and documents with the ease of the click-and-drop method. Canva has over a million images, icons, and templates that can inspire students to be creative with their graphic designs.

Implementing These Tools Can Transform a Student’s Education Journey

The technology industry has been developing more and more advanced tools to bring learning to life and help students develop a respect and appreciation for education. 

Even if budgets are tight for teachers, simply implementing a few different types of technology in the classroom transform a students’ education journey. Technology in education has the ability to open up a new world of experiences and knowledge to students and educators.

This article was adapted from a blog post initially developed by the education technology company Classcraft, which was acquired by HMH in 2023. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of HMH.


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