When a school invests money into new technology for their school, it is usually due to the belief that it will lead to an enhanced learning experience. Technology can definitely have a huge positive impact on student or teacher quality of life but this impact is not easily measurable and is often unidentifiable. Teachers’ need to reflect carefully on the impact that they feel technology has in their classroom.
A piece of technology that has gone through a lot of change is the teacher’s board. Over the last century in the UK, we have seen it change from a blackboard with chalk to an LED interactive whiteboard and there has been plenty of other technologies in between. The reason schools choose to invest in this technology is due to the extra benefits and features it can offer compared to a regular whiteboard. If the benefits and features are not taken advantage of then there is a chance that technology is going to waste.
Teachers’ are already extremely busy and learning to use a piece of new technology is usually not at the top of their schedule. Therefore, Technology should be designed in a way to allow teachers to quickly and easily figure out how to get the most out of using it.
At The Hug Group we have built both of our apps to be easy and simple to learn while not compromising on the huge benefits that can come from utilising technology in the correct way.