How educators can make use of edtech into the classroom

A version of this post was originally published on August 6, 2019 in Education HQ Australia.

The success of educators nowadays is based on the interrelation between mastering their subject matter, pedagogy and the technology that supports teaching. Knowing everything about Geography, for example, and making students understand geographical concepts is no longer enough. Teachers need to choose and use the right educational technology — or edtech — to elevate teaching as well.

Read more: Why educators can no longer ignore the TPACK framework

Technology already impacts most aspects of students’ lives and will only continue to do so in the future. Therefore, the use of edtech in one form or another in the classroom is a must. Incorporating edtech in the classroom may be challenging for many teachers, with the main barriers against a smooth adoption including costs, access, understanding its benefits or having the time to implement it.

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