Education looks a lot different with technology than how it first started – think back to single room school houses and chalkboards. Many K-12 school districts now lean on different digital resources to supplement traditional classroom instruction. Most students today are in digitally integrated classrooms – smartboards, with online assignments and assessments, and lessons on a school computer.
See all the top ways education is embracing technology to develop students in ways that have never been done before.
In-Class Learning Supplements
Speaking of online tutoring, it’s no longer a privilege only certain families can afford. Programs like Intervene K-12 work with districts to give students supplemental online tutoring on their classroom curriculum. All K-12 students then get the equal chance to have personalized help for topics they may have missed or need to be explained a different way from the rest of the class right in their school building!
Imagine a traditional teacher has moved on from a math topic to transition to a new one, but a group of five students still haven’t quite grasped it– and are too shy to speak up and ask. Instead of waiting till they get home to ask their untrained parents for assistance, they can get a new delivery they’re comfortable with online.
Consistent Testing Practice
Another major benefit of personalized learning is students have access to routinely scheduled assessments. These types of shorter and more frequent assessments help reduce long term testing anxiety that plagues many students from doing their best. When students are all exposed to testing at the same time, multiple times a month, they will not only get progressively less nervous each time they have to take an exam, but will also develop ideal test taking strategies from a young age.
Online testing helps educators and districts to catch students before they fall. As mentioned previously, many K-12 students aren’t exactly eager to announce to their peer class that they are struggling. That’s why data driven assessments can detect topics students are not grasping and automatically recommend lessons to catch them up before it becomes a larger issue. This takes large amounts of stress off teachers by reducing time they have to go back and reteach to each student on a personal level when they’ve already spent so long developing and instructing the original lesson.
Overall, the intersection between digital instructors/assessments, provides the new opportunity for student acceleration. From the backend, teachers and district leaders can increase the amount of knowledge students retain with customized lessons to match existing curriculum. As technology access spreads, schools are working to keep up by using online resources to give their students a more complete education.
Creating Future Job Opportunities
The onset of the internet and social media brought on a plethora of new job opportunities from computer programming to social media marketing. By the time current K-12 students graduate, there will be 13% more tech jobs that don’t even exist yet!
About Intervene K-12
Our mission at Intervene K-12 is to engage and empower students to achieve their academic goals. We unlock the potential of educators and administrators, improving their ability to lead and use data to deliver world-class instruction. We accomplish this by infusing innovative technology and educational expertise. Learn more at https://intervenek12.com/about-us/