Education | Tuesday, December 3, 2019
1. Homework Help
Most of the high-end phones offer functionalities that are similar to what a computer does. For instance, loading the device with productivity tools like Documents To Go will allow children to use it for creating their homework, school paper, or class presentations. It also won’t be a problem if their teachers will require them to submit it via email or cloud service. Most importantly, its built-in web browser gives them instant access to Google’s resources online.
2. Motivated learning
A 2017 study of the use of iPads by primary/nursery school children in Northern Ireland found a range of benefits from using the devices. Among them is the interesting find that children view learning on the devices as play and are more motivated and enthused as a result. For the most part, principals and teachers at the participating schools suggested that the introduction of digital technology had a positive impact on reading and writing, as well as the development of numeracy skills.
3. 21st-century learning
Flexible, accessible mobile learning supports the development of children's independence, ownership of their progress and time management of their studies. Not providing such an experience can become a barrier to successful learning. Digital portfolios, enabled through a Virtual Learning Environment and accessible at home on mobile devices, help bridge the school-home divide, giving parents insight into schoolwork, class activity, pending assignments and their child’s progress. It also ensures they are aware of topics being discussed in the classroom, giving them the opportunity to bring the conversation into the home.