It is becoming increasingly important to act now and integrate technology into your classroom. It is estimated that 86% of 12 to 15-year-olds in the UK own mobile phones. Of course, this is likely to spill over into their school life. Utilising the increasing trend of technology is one of the best ways to get control of it before it becomes a problem, instead of a resource. Collaborative furniture can enhance learning experiences and improve productivity. Collaboration tables are fast becoming an important investment for classrooms. Here at TOP-TEC, we can explain exactly why they work in the education sector.
We’ll look at some of the benefits technology in the classroom brings. As well as this, we’ll look at how we can integrate technology that enhances learning experiences, encouraging collaboration, and promotes the use and development of personal skills.
The benefits of collaboration tables
Improved Communication and collaboration
The collaborative learning process has been shown to improve the knowledge base of students. Mobile devices, such as laptops and mobile phones, increase engagement among students. They make it easy to share ideas via integrated technology. Facilitating the use of personal devices helps students develop communication and team-working skills. It does so through improvements to content sharing. This will include audio/video, assignments, past test papers, notes, etc. Implementing new communication skills and utilising personal devices can allow students to feel more comfortable when expanding their skill set.
Students have more control over their own learning
As any teacher knows, each student will have their own individual learning style and needs. Integrating collaboration tables into the classroom increases the number of ways a student can engage with the curriculum. They promotes more than just reading educational materials but actually physically engaging with them too. Collaborative furniture allows students to choose how they learn about a subject. This is shown to improve retention and maintain interest.
Promotes self-motivated learning
According to The Telegraph, children are spending upwards 23 hours a week online using social media, gaming and other such activities. Of course there are many negative aspects of this habit at the forefront of our relationship with technology. However, why not leverage this habit instead? We can help to facilitate students learning by improving their access to materials. Additionally, we can encourage their use outside of the classroom in students’ own time, completing homework or even on field trips. Making these resources available on students personal devices removes barriers that could otherwise prevent positive engagement with the curriculum.
Classrooms turn into more flexible spaces
Utilising wireless connectivity and mobile integration solutions, can turn your classroom into an engaging space for students. The ability to move a screen and broadcast it remotely, for example, can create space for many activities. As a result, it allows you to select the most suitable location for your lesson.
TOP-TEC Collaborative Furniture
A simple way to use technology into the classroom is by investing in collaborative furniture. TOP-TEC’s products offer fantastic flexibility. They allow technology to be integrated into your space, with minimal impact on the existing infrastructure. Our furniture is ideal for multi-purpose spaces and flexible mobile display units, such as the CoACT. The furniture helps create engaging opportunities students via traditional presentation of information, or interactive sessions. You can easily set up the screens which allow for multiple types of connection from wired to wireless. This means any user can connect, present information and share ideas with ease. Being able to change from one teaching style to another is what makes these resources invaluable.
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If you would like to find out more about our collaboration tables or any of our other collaboration furniture, then head to our website today. Or, call 0121 783 3838 speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.
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