It’s easy to forget that not every classroom operates in an equal manner. Some are kept up to date with the latest technology while others manage with equipment that is a decade old. Here are three technologies not all educators have access to.
1. Internet Access
Most educators, with a few exceptions, will have access to the internet in their classrooms. It’s often outside of the school when students are at home that this technology is lacking. This void in resources can make it difficult for teachers to communicate with teachers or assign homework that requires accessing an online database.
It’s also important to remember to introduce the internet at an easy pace. Assuming all students know how to navigate the digital landscape can leave some children behind. Educators that plan modules around internet access and sifting through available information will provide invaluable information to their classes.
Scanners seem so commonplace that we might not even think to ask if educators need this equipment. Teachers use scanners to import documents and display them on a projector or smart board. This type of visualization can help students in the learning process.
3. Interactive Whiteboards
Interactive whiteboards are probably one of the most used pieces of equipment in schools. The technology can be used for every subject from Spanish to Geometry. Educators who do not have this resource are missing out opportunities to engage students and progress learning.
A common theme in the above three technologies is that in most classrooms they are available, but there is an overwhelming amount where they are not. Document Systems partners with U.S. communities to provide Ricoh office equipment and managed print services to educational institutions that have gone without necessary resources for too long.
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