Technology Moves to the Head of the 21st Century Classroom

Technology Moves to the Head of the 21st Century Classroom

Arming schools with the most modern technology, classrooms are seeing significant changes.  

Across the nation, and even the world, there have been huge strides in classroom technology. From SMART Boards to flexible furniture to apps and programs, the world of education is seeing substantial improvements, aiding teachers and students alike. In schools, the 21st-century digital skills and high-tech collaboration empower classrooms.

The potent combination of globalization and digital transformation is upending the requirements for tomorrow’s workforce. New and improved digital learning initiatives shift emphasis away from the book and lecture style of teaching to a more interactive, collaborative, and personalized method. Schools are now able to leverage core IT infrastructures such as virtualized servers, networking, and storage. In turn, this enables students to participate in digital learning experiences that they previously had no or little access to.

Teachers are free from the duties of administrative paperwork, spending more one-on-one time to personalize student learning. For students, there’s an ability to expand their mindsets and widen their worlds without having to travel. Now that the 21st-century job skillset is changing, students and teachers must keep up to date. According to a World Economic Report, 35 percent of core workplace skills will change between 2015 and 2020, with complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration in high demand. Research found that 65 percent of children entering primary school today will end up working in jobs that don’t currently exist, highlighting the need for new skills training using hands-on problem-solving.

Technology’s reach stretches far and wide. It gives students and teachers in less developed areas of rural America access to the same kinds of opportunities that people in more urban settings tend to have access to. Technology-driven learning practices deliver a variety of benefits, including access to high-quality, relevant content in multiple forms, support for flexible class structure, and the ability to reach those who have been historically underserved.

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