Education news roundup – December 2022

Education Technology News

Published: January 3rd, 2023

Here are three of the latest and trending U.S. education and edtech news subjects from December 2022.

1. Why the pandemic’s spotlight on edtech is positive for schools and students        

In many ways, the pandemic expedited the evolution, use, and capabilities of edtech in the classroom. The heightened use of edtech sparked creativity, conversations, and, most importantly, increased technological literacy for both students and educators. Since the pandemic, many teachers have developed a more positive opinion of edtech.

One of the most attractive elements of edtech is the ability to create inclusive learning options for all learners, including tactile, visual, auditory, and reading learners. It has become clear that technology enables students with different learning styles to absorb new lessons and connect ideas in a way that makes the most sense to them. The ActivPanel, for instance, provides opportunities for teachers to create effective lessons for all learners by increasing engagement, curiosity, and technological development. 

2. Audiovisual technology and immersive learning—how edtech can bridge the gap      

Audiovisual technology and edtech tools can give teachers the freedom to roam about the classroom and make more one-on-one connections with students. This type of immersive learning enables students to connect more with peers and their lessons. The size of an interactive display like the ActivPanel allows educators to present videos, animations, and graphics with a cinematic feel, creating a sense of three-dimensionality in apps, visuals, and games. 

3. Why experiential learning is taking students to the next level 

Attention to student engagement is a priority for educators, school administrators, and edtech companies, especially since the return to in-person classrooms. Studies show that experiential learning is key to student engagement and retention.

Experiential learning is learning by doing. Research has shown that experiential learning increases student retention and helps in learning foreign languages. Edtech offers diverse opportunities for teachers to provide students with practical, immersive, and reflective options to heighten the value in engagement, whether it’s a smart panel display or live-streaming.

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