Extracurricular empowerment: Scott McLeod at TEDxDesMoines

Teachers are considered as role models for all students. However, although teaching challenging material content through simplified teaching techniques is considered as a key factor in the success of the student’s experience. Nevertheless, integrating technology in the classroom can be even more important. Technology has now become an essential part of almost everything we do. Therefore, teachers need to encourage and engage students through integrating technology in the classroom, therefore, teachers need to be conscious of the various technological features in class. For example, they can encourage and motivate students in order to choose a certain technological feature along with their assignments. As such, if students can choose the topic for their projects, they will be able to feel ownership and feel excited about completing it throughout the project time. Therefore, teachers should help students develop project topics of their relevant interest so that they can proceed independently.

While students learn a variety of theories and fundamentals in the class, and later complement learning process with exercises, however assignments integrated with technology are the best method to apply knowledge. This will allow students to acquire two basic and fundamental skills. First, they will learn to work with each other and engage in collaborative learning. Second, they will get to apply their knowledge in a practical settings that typically results in enhancing 21st century skills.

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3 thoughts on “Extracurricular empowerment: Scott McLeod at TEDxDesMoines

  1. I like your idea of using technology in the class. Students will get motivated if teachers provide them more options to complete their assignments. It will, not only, give them encouragement but will also motivate them to excel in academics. The only thing the teachers will need to be aware of, is to know how effectively they can use the new technology to prepare today’s student fit better in the future world. Good post, Eyad.

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