Teaching is the hardest of professions as also one entrusted with one of the most significant and perhaps even endearing of responsibilities, rearing up our young. In this respect they are future makers, they mould the future of a whole nation, of the whole world at large. In the traditional brick and mortar educational setup their functions are not only limited to being major contributors to a good education, they also impart values and prepare the students for learning and living an active life.
However, with its share of rewards, educators can sometimes be overwhelmed with the convoluted nature of education and teaching with the curriculum, the development of standards for assessment of new challenging issues, management of the classroom, students’ behavioural pattern and matters related to discipline, the list is quite long.
Development of content with ease and social interactions by students as facilitated by social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, WordPress, and Pinterest among others. So, let us now have a look at some of the technology tools to assist teachers do what they do best, with even more success.
Evaluate the Learning of Students the Smart Way
Sometimes it becomes very difficult to cope with and especially track students overall performance as evaluated by not only what classes they are scoring but more so as to what they learn. Many tools are available, some of which are mentioned above, which assist you as the teacher in performance of your various duties.
Measurement of learning progress of students is another area where social media tools are helpful. Advanced and sophisticated technologies now make it so easy to assess students in terms of their strengths, weaknesses and assist you plan the essential follow-up actions. Resources like various lesson plans made freely available on the net can be of utmost importance. These can be immense supplements for ingenious curriculum, mainly as regards the allocation of duties get graded, and comprehending where each student stands in terms of learning.
Involvement of parents and the Development of Home-School Relationship
By far the most persistent and common complaint of teachers against parents remains the lack of engagement of the child’s educational life on part of their parents which is a critical factor. With the advent of social media parents now play a much larger role than being a mute spectator to the whole educational process. Teachers may deem using the various tools to keep parents engaged, comprising web sites, blogs, or even use a wiki to share helpful knowledge about their classroom activities like subjects, homework, etc.
Manifold Development of the Interest Level
The primary challenge facing teachers nowadays is to develop and maintain the interest level of students. They need to spend time on developing engagement activities to retain students on the right track. Students incline to get tired and frequently behave imperfectly when they have nothing to do, and those who are tired and even bored can overlook completely, which can distress their overall performance level. However, Social Media tools offer a number of approaches which used intelligently can be an immense way to fill those extra minutes with activities related to critical thinking and problem-solving. Though sometimes the task of keeping up with and applying the positive impacts of social media tools and other technological advances can appear to be daunting to some teachers, the truth remains that they could be excellent aids and source of innovative approaches as well.