keeping up with new technology trends can have a major impact on the ability to offer students the education they want and need. Schools now recognize the influence wireless and mobile technologies are having on their students as well as how it is shaping new ways of thinking and teaching. More colleges and universities are starting to get on board with utilizing newer learning methods. Educational institutions are increasing investments in technology related to learning. Some of the classroom technology trends in the current education environment are; 1. Flipped Learning: a form of blended learning where students learn their lessons at home by watching video lectures and studying content online, and then doing their homework in class. Basically instead of learning directly from the teacher students learn from each other through a process of small groups using critical problem solving. 2. Applying game-design thinking to different classroom tasks to make them more fun and engaging. The idea is to use the typical game system of providing challenges, rewarding winners, then providing harder challenges with equally bigger rewards. 3. Mind maps make learning interactive and multi-dimensional instead of unidirectional and passive. It is graphic and visual, using circled ideas that are linked together with lines, the same way the human mind works. This makes it easier for students to understand and recall information. 4. Digital Textbooks: it would be more cost efficient and can easily be updated to reflect the most recent information. 5. Social Media: it is usually considered a huge distraction when it comes to the classroom. However, with the right strategy in place and the right wireless infrastructure social media can be a very useful and powerful tool for both students and teachers.
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