5 Do's And Don'ts Of Technical Devices In A Preschool Classroom

14th April 2021

As of now, the utilization of technology in the classroom is developing to an ever-increasing extent. Several teachers execute technical gadgets in their preschool classrooms supporting them to help each child’s learning development more effortlessly. Although a larger part of teachers associate integrating technical devices with teacher training courses, yet there is a need for to use the devices more productively.

Hand over a little control to the young learners, reform your class, and substitute an environment of inventiveness and revolution where you won’t be the only technology user.

Here are 5 Do’s and Don’ts for preschool teachers ready to empower students:

To begin with, how about we see the Dos –

  1. DO attempt to get some particular apps or games for kids that are communicating, age-appropriate and can encourage the participation from the parents as well as the caregivers. Focus on a different handful of applications.
  2. DO encourage articulacy, discussion along with presentation skills by including the cell phones. You may also utilize these to record discussions, stories, speeches, and other class assignments. Additionally, DO allow your learners to make phone calls when researching information or contacting sources outside the classroom (if required).
  3. DO set some procedures for looking after the devices with kids early on. Make sure your students understand these devices need to be used mildly.
  4. DO use technology deliberately, as a skilled 21st-century teacher you need to design integrating technology as an approach to improve classroom management. Technology is nothing but ensuring an additional approach to strengthen what your students are learning in other hands-on activities.
  5. Do use Google Drive; this cloud-based service shows your update on lesson plans daily to your learners. At present, several students have started using Google Drive for other classes and assignments.

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Presently we should see the DON'Ts –

  1. DON’t completely rely on Google image search or other copy-and-paste solutions for presentations.
  2. DON’t become vigorously dependent on technology tools that speaking and listening skills go by the verge. Make an effort not to over-utilize scrappy and text-based digital communication to prolonged writing pieces, interviewing, and speaking.
  3. Never let your students share their details. Your students may not comprehend the significance of keeping their information private. Try to make this rule very clear to sidestep issues with parents, while keeping your students safe.
  4. DON’t permit your young learners to download anything without your authorization. Downloading something with a virus could put your equipment and networks at risk, whether it’s an app or a file.
  5. Never let your learners change settings without your consent. This is particularly important for security settings that block certain websites and control anti-virus fortification.

As technology continues to advance, more and more advanced teacher training courses will evolve that will help to prepare the 21st-century teaching professionals. It’s significant for parents as well as educators to learn to manage this technology usage correctly to maximize the learning opportunities that children can have with preschool technology.

Written By: Kuhurina Basu      

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