Robotics, artificial intelligence, blockchain, smart phones, cloud computing, 3D printing, metadata, analytics, automated marking and curated learning plans.
The professional expectations and pivoting needed to teach senior students today is fast, ever-changing, and challenging. It feels like we just learnt how to successfully integrate laptops, digital networks, the internet and global telecommunications into our classrooms and teaching pedagogy. Various educational leaders have suggested that we are embarking on a 4TH Industrial Revolution where we will see the convergence of the physical, digital and biological world merge as one in the classroom. Like all revolutions, adapting to this will be exciting and daunting.
The implementation of technology is no longer an option for education. Our classrooms are communities of learning and creativity where technology is a tool to enhances our teaching. Last year taught us that we crave human connection, collaboration and a sense of belonging when we learn. The unique perspective of the rise of technology in the teaching profession is that it cannot ever replace us. Technology can transform our teaching, but it cannot transcend the teacher. Keeping abreast of technology in education is one thing but as teaching professionals of key learning areas we must constantly evaluate where to implement technology to enhance our practise and student learning. Key benefits to implementing technology in the classroom create conditions for senior students to be independent learners, develop growth mindset and to target our teaching through data analysis. Latest advances in education technology mirror similar advantages from when we introduced machines to our lives for the first time. Saving time on laborious tasks becomes a priority so that we can invest time in higher order thinking. Just as our farmers are no longer bound by physically strenuous and gruelling agricultural tasks, teachers could no longer be bound to hours of marking.
Neap has been a leader in delivering trusted and innovative teaching resources for Year 11 and 12 subjects for over 30 years. We are excited to continue our offering with innovative and market leading teacher resources that are truly game changing to our profession. Neap Digital has adapted our trusted trial exams and tests to a digital learning format that is uniquely engaging for teachers and students. Automated marking, immediate feedback, detailed data analysis are no longer tasks that teachers must endure. Like all revolutions before us, there are early adopters, innovators and trailblazers who seek to thrive not just survive. It seems that this choice presents itself to us again. Find out about Neap Digital here.