Children are such visual learners that the mere thought of studying has become a dreaded task. With the advent of technology, there are now many ways to reinforce what kids have learned in the classroom with added learning opportunities online. This article discusses four areas of technology that can improve the learning experience for kids in school.
1. Parents are able to stay in touch with their children at home with emails, chat rooms, video chat, and phone calls. Kids are more excited about going to school when parents are present and excited about their education.
2. Children’s educational projects can be kept updated with the parents. Visual images, video, and animation keep up to date with parents regarding how their children are doing in school. This provides motivation and encouragement for the children to work hard to succeed in school.
3. Educational websites provide structured learning and work assignments through games and other interactive activities. This provides extra rewards to reward good studying habits.
4. You can download inflatable animal toys to your kid’s room in the dorm room. Kids love to play with them, and they will be happy to spend their allowance on them.
5. Use storage lockers in the school for storing class materials and books. This will help with organization, and the kids won’t want to forget what they have learned from school.
6. Use multiple computers for research. There are many free internet-accessible sites where kids can ask questions and get answers. Instead of spending time in front of the computer, they can click the link and get the answer.
7. Watch educational videos to help your kids learn concepts. There are many videos on YouTube that can enhance a child’s understanding of concepts and increase their ability to retain information.
8. Keep your child accountable with regular homework assignments. In a village where people have to share chores, children have a harder time accepting the fact that they are not finished working at their own level. Homework is one way to reinforce that they are responsible for their learning and school success.
9. Help your child find a mentor to help in difficult subjects. Children feel alone when they are faced with concepts they do not understand. It is the mentor’s job to help them associate new subjects with concepts they already know.
10. Keep your child updated with the latest developments in educational subjects. Educators are constantly creating new educational materials to educate kids. The internet has a long list of these materials. The school watches for new machine-learning materials or resources that can be used to supplement the child’s learning.
11. Outside help may be needed to help your child learn. Often, kids need outside assistance to master a new skill. They could work with a private tutor, or sign up for a part-time course at a local college. A math tutor or a speech coach may be needed to help with school assignments and projects.
12. If your child is struggling in math, talk to his teacher or a math teacher at school to help. A tutor or teacher can often point out errors in the math process that may be causing your child frustration.
13. Encourage your child to talk to people who are more knowledgeable in the subject he or she is struggling with. For example, your child’s friends may be able to explain the math concepts he is having trouble with. The math tutor or teacher may also be able to give your child tips that will help him or her.
14. In closing, I am not trying to upbraid parents who choose to home-school their children. I realize that most parents love their children and want the best for them. I also think that parents who choose to home school may be better able to care for and teach their children, and be caring and nurturing in all aspects of their lives. The schools that I mentioned earlier should be taught well. They should be structured. They should have a curriculum that is designed to meet the needs of all students. The students need to be able to get the most out of their educational experiences.
15. Teachers should be well versed in how to help their students learn to work independently in the classroom. Unfortunately, too many teachers feel as though they can do little to help children when they simply do not know how to. The best way to help a student succeed is to have a teacher who is there to teach and to help the student master the concepts they are not learning in class.
Children are not born knowing how to learn. The teachers, parents, and trainers that work with children to help them learn and master academic skills are going to have to have a variety of techniques and strategies planned out for them to use in order to maximize their achievement. Children learning at their own pace is possible. That is one of the strengths of the W.A.Y. Program.