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Special Education (II): EdTech, applications that enrich the teaching process

As we mentioned in the first part of this series of special articles, education has changed so much in the wake of the pandemic that, right now, there is a concept that is being talked about a lot: EdTech. A tool that enriches the teaching process using applications and technological tools that allow students to learn better. Let’s see more about this.

Startups and EdTech companies

There are several EdTech startups that have had great success. However, the list is growing. These companies have found a niche in which to work and in which they will always have projects to tackle. The pandemic was a boost for them, as we mentioned in the article “Tele-education in the wake of the pandemic (I)” and, despite the fact that face-to-face classes have resumed, digital is still present.

But how do they intend to enrich the teaching process with EdTech? Well offering students immersive, engaging experiences where they can learn without even realizing it. To exemplify this, Genially is one of these EdTech resources that allows you to create infographics that are far from boring PowerPoint. Drawing the attention of the youngest is something that is achieved with EdTech.

EdTech Resources

There are several EdTech resources that exist today and that work very well. Although there are still many in process, the truth is that the tools that we will present below will help to start change classroom teaching making it much richer and obtaining better results.

Virtual reality

Virtual reality offers an excellent immersive experience and one of the many resources we have is V-Tools. A virtual reality platform with which transversal elements such as empathy and bullying are worked on. It is very good and allows reaching the objectives dictated by the curriculum for each course.

In fact, V-Tool was awarded at El Prat Emprèn and has launched a free downloadable comic that explains how to detect bullying and what to do. Thanks to this virtual reality tool students can become bullies and victimsempathizing and acquiring awareness on this subject.

artificial intelligence e-learning

Another EdTech resource is artificial intelligence e-learning. An example can be found with Gokoan. It is a tool that helps to consolidate long-term memory and is capable of creating a study plan that will be updated every day. It is suitable for students in advanced ESO and Baccalaureate courses.

Some experts interested in this topic are beginning to see that there is a growing interest in educational e-learning applications by the students. Therefore, this is excellent news that should serve to promote EdTech and be able to get more out of it. If the students are motivated, this should not be left aside.

robotics

Robotics can make science, for example, a lot of fun. The Binary Bots They will serve for the youngest to start working with programming and the manufacture of this type of product. Also, other options like studytracks They help the little ones to significantly improve their memory.

To get this has been launched School Code Program 4.0., which will contribute to the development of digital skills during compulsory training. Thus, great importance is given to computational thinking, programming and robotics, providing teachers with everything they may need.

Social networks

Social networks are another of the EdTech resources that allow personalizing the contents where students must be active and interact with multimedia elements. This will always keep your attention because you will stop showing a passive attitude, as can sometimes happen in face-to-face master classes.

For example, Twitter can be used as a tool with which to do synthesis work o Instagram to propose writing jobs through a photograph. There are multiple possibilities for the use of social networks with EdTech technology to strengthen education today.

EdTech is a technology that is being exploited by many startups and companies, which is predicted to be increasingly successful. The sector is in full growth and it is that thanks to the pandemic we have left those traditional classes a little behind. Now, it is interesting that students are more active, motivated and able to work collaboratively with technological tools. An unprecedented advance.

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