January 18 2017
Wireless access in schools: what are the advantages?
Mobile devices have been seen as a teacher's worst nightmare. But if you can't beat them, why not join them? Wireless-capable devices have the ability to transform education and help student communication and collaboration within the school.
Over the years, mobile phones have been a teacher's worst nightmare; being faced with a sea of children with their heads down glowing from an LED light rather than the excitement of education.
With the abundance of wireless devices available to children of all ages, and every child being able to update their Facebook status or Snapchat stories at any given moment, teaching and keeping a class' attention has become increasingly difficult.
But, if you can't beat them why not join them? Wireless-capable devices have the ability to transform education and help student communication and collaboration within the school.
Still need convincing? Let's look at some of the advantages a secure and stable wireless network will bring
Whether it is interactive whiteboards, large-scale touch screens or tablet solutions, wireless networks allow teachers to incorporate numerous pieces of technology effortlessly into lesson plans, making interactive classes more possible than ever.
Science is a perfect example of the teaching advantages a correctly implemented wireless network can bring. Want to take the classroom outside to showcase an experiment? Wireless technology ensures that your students are able to reflect on their learning and document things immediately, rather than waiting until they're back to class.
An increase in student communication and collaboration
With the "share" settings that popular education applications like Microsoft's OneDrive or Google Apps provides, students can work on documents and presentations concurrently from separate devices; allowing for collaboration between different classes, buildings and even campuses.
Students can access resources from any location
Online programs provide access to documents, presentations and spreadsheets wherever there is an internet connection. Students having the ability to access this at any time can help with student engagement, as well as teach an understanding of cloud computing; not to mention ridding any excuses of forgotten homework!