With the rapid development of science, technology, sociology becomes more and more obvious the need to restructure the existing system of education.
And new technologies are already in place: on-line lessons, interesting graphing calculators, virtual ways to interact with the teachers are great help to students and pupils.
But what about those who are still “lags behind” from the rest, are not adapted to their school of new technologies?
Of course, absolutely need to keep up with the times! Whoever is behind now, will fall further behind, if not urgently take the necessary steps to remedy this situation.
But before you start to do something, you need to know how! Here are few useful tips for every school.
1. Properly plan the necessary budget
In today’s world money is an absolute necessity, and one who is more well-disposed with free agents is the ultimate winner of at least a lot.
In order to realize how much schools are unprepared with necessary technology, you need to know what computer equipment and training in new techniques for teachers you need. Note that too much computing power is not required – information programs do not require a lot of resources, and a good connection to the Internet is no longer costs a lot of money. I started with this: make a plan and stick it to the future.
2. Prepare the necessary equipment
Without the right tools process does not start. Here we will first talk about computers with Internet access and other similar techniques. We bought it, we see performance and only then begin classes. Correct any problems with the technique during the lesson, believe me, will not please anyone!
3. Make it interesting!
Generally, if even for someone the process of study seems at least tedious and boring, not to mention the aversion to it – it is a great misfortune. Studies should be enjoyable, interesting and enticing! Planned introduction of new learning technologies should tell students how interesting will be training.
Remember – combining business with pleasure is a way to success!!! And not only in the present subject.
If you manage to do this, the increase in performance, mood and prestige of students in your school will not take long.
By the way, not bad, if not only interest to students will increase, but also will stimulate teachers to further professional development.
At the beginning of the transformation process they should already be at a sufficient level to maintain employment; but yet many teachers feel quite uncomfortable, because their childhood passed without modern technology. Change the situation! Constantly talk about any high level output of teachers if they gain new skills. I personally trained working with the computer a lot of people and now they are happy to work and do it much better than before!
4. Take the example of other
Study the experience of implementation of other educational institutions, in particular, quite similar to yours on various grounds, educational institutions. What are the pitfalls they encountered? What should be done as well as they have, and what mistakes to avoid?
Here again – the study of the experience of others rarely harms.
5. Be sure to monitor the process
Some people gladly accept innovations, and your work as administrator is to see that such people “outweigh the” first of those who initially remained fairly indifferent, and then those who took a negative change. If necessary, carry out interviews. It is important that you understand all in an organized system!
6. No step back!
If you have already decided to enter the world of new technologies and to teach people “in a new way,” then do not step back. Always and everywhere conservatives will resist this path, but try to inspire them or you will stuck with them in the past.
Yes, it is strange enough… I tried to give advice on educational technology, but it turned out, that, based on personal experience, these six universal tips can help for almost any change. Well, maybe someone will extract more value out of them!