Classroom Tech That Won’t Break The Bank: New Tools, Tricks and Techniques
To improve classroom engagement, offer students the flexibility that they expect, and increase performance in the field, educators must incorporate student centered classroom technology to the fullest extent. As educators today we may face unprecedented challenges, but we also have low-cost to no-cost technological resources not available to previous generations. The question is, are we using them to their fullest extent? The digital revolution has given students tremendous accessibility and flexibility in the way that they connect with information. To prepare students to operate in a world of technology using 19th century education methods is arguably irresponsible. Today’s resources are not simply to add some pizzazz to PowerPoint presentations. They enable us to adapt to different learning styles, increase student engagement with the material, impart a responsibility for lifelong learning, and focus our educational resources where they will be most effective.
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Learning Objectives: Students will learn:
- The use of new low-cost to no-cost classroom technology for emergency services.
- Innovative ways to integrate students’ personal technology into 24/7 learning.
- Student-centered learning theory and its application to today’s emergency services education.
- The use of new technology to increase students’ ability to apply their knowledge in dynamically changing environments.
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