The technological literacy is leading the economic market in a way unimagined. Understanding the requirement of practical education, there is a huge need for promoting technical education amongst the younger generation getting admitted in the schools.
We as an educational leader in India specialized in setting up the creative learning spaces across the country have always been advocating the best learning methodology for the millennials.
We believe that technology promotes innovation and invention in schools, and it creates an impact on the generation for a better future.
What does Technological Literacy mean?
Taking in consideration the comprehensive technological advancement in the society, there is urgency in schools to improve the quality of creative teaching and make the students ready for the Industrial 4.0 revolution and improve the employability for an economical market in India.
Adding the learning methodology of technology in the K-12 educational spaces will add more value in a student’s life and will help the individuals in grooming their minds as per the market need in the 21st Century.
However, the main concern is the lack of opportunities for the teaching faculties to practice brief communication with their students about the different sorts of educational scenes like creativity and invention.
The hierarchy of the importance of technological literacy should be taught to every individual going to the school.
Following the 21st Century skills trend, educational institutions need to start promoting the upgraded learning patterns amongst the students.
Installation of the advanced technological tools can help us in eliminating the communication gap between the students and teachers who keep mentoring the kids throughout the day.
What does it include?
Technological literacy in K-12 education includes the usage of various gadgets like smartphones, computers/laptops, interactive screens, bots, sticks, etc.
These devices are user friendly in nature and can be used easily to teach and explain the particular subjects matter easily.
Even some of the devices generate curiosity in students. Technological literacy presents the end number of opportunities to explore them more and more.
Regular practice of technological education can even promote a broad way of thinking and explorative behavior amongst the students.
Why all Indians should know more about the technology in K-12 classrooms?
In the past several years, the curriculum makers in India have been focusing on the installation of technological equipment into the learning practices.
There are many ways of delivering technical education to the students who’re coming to K-12 classrooms.
Technological education can be beneficial in reaching to the masses directly or indirectly.
Some of the traditional learning practices have failed in making this generation ready for the next revolution.
Now, traditional educational practices are called as the outdated one.
K-12 schools need to get shifted to an amalgamated model of education by replacing stuff like pen and paper homework assignment with online discussions on digital platforms, debates, and collaborative group work with Interactive Classroom – a structured and free online discussion platform.
Many students have learned how to communicate in a respectful, collaborative and practical way. Advanced technological learning method includes the classroom model and recorded literature and brief lectures to present online so that teachers and students could use their precious time for collaborative learning practice.
Now, K-12 schools need to leverage mobile technology in the classroom to put students in control of their learning beyond the physical learning space. Schools can use the QR codes to connect the teaching faculties, management and students with resources, which can also be fun and productive.
Creativity comes out of a student’s mind when he/she is provided with the atmosphere where learning is a play and more of it. Technological literacy could compliment the time by giving the end number of opportunities to the children and improve their future. Following the various trends in the market, it’s necessary to adopt the changes happening in the educational sector.
We look for a better future of the generation and leave a strong impact on student’s minds. Let’s not neglect it and why not begin a technological activism in K-12 schools.
Technological literacy is indispensable to reach the goals of 21st century.
Founder & Consultant - School Serv
Vinod Kakumanu heads a team of school services professionals and is an independent commentator on Indian school education scenario. Vinod has assisted school promoters establish 35+ schools besides providing ancillary services to over 1000 schools across India. He envisions a future where quality education is made available to every child of the country. The focus he places on the quality of the deliverables and customer satisfaction has made him renowned in the field of K-12 school education.