by Helen Jones
With devices in the classroom becoming more and more common, particularly with BYOD in New Zealand and Australia, teachers are often looking for new ways to incorporate technology into lessons to enhance learning.
So why should we use technology in the classroom and how can it enhance learning?
Technology can make learning more fun
Studies have shown that gamification can help the retention of rote learning. Technology can also add a social side to learning and help students that are isolated geographically (a big issue in New Zealand and Australia) feel like they belong to a learning community.