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Do you remember those days when every little thing taught inside a classroom was either written down in a notebook or on a blackboard? Yup, who could forget those days? They were a charming time in our life. However, they were also some of the more frustrating days, especially if you were a teacher tasked with taking on an entire class with a complicated subject. Thankfully, technology has made life so much easier and today’s classroom doesn’t require the teacher to scribble every little letter. Projectors are the future now and they are making teaching a whole lot easier and a whole lot of fun. Here’s how.
Ease of Use
Now, there is nothing more easy than writing with your hand. However, it still takes effort on the teacher’s part. Projector’s take away all that effort. All you have to do is create presentations and project them via the projector. Plus, it isn’t difficult to operate a projector at all. It hardly takes a few minutes. Press a few buttons and you’re done. In fact, today’s projectors are remote controlled. You don’t even have to move out of your seat to operate them.
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Learning Becomes Fun
Back in the day, learning was limited to written text. AT best, you had illustrations inside textbooks to guide students. Of course, nobody could be blamed for this. Technology was limited then and you made do with what was available. However, there are no excuses today. With projectors, learning can be turned into something more engaging. You can incorporate videos, images and pretty much anything else to teach students. Not only does learning become more fun, the entire classroom environment becomes far more interactive.
No More Note-Taking
With projectors, teachers can simplify their teaching methods by using presentations. They can create slides with concise and clear bullet points. There is no need for students to even take down notes. Once the teacher is done explaining the basic concepts, she/he can simply send out copies of the presentation to the students.
If you’re one of those teachers who still believe in taking down notes, you’re still good because students can simply copy notes by referring to your presentation slides. You don’t have to tire your vocal chords by dictating notes to them. Plus, your students can note down stuff at their own pace. They won’t bother you by constantly asking you to repeat sentences.
Before projectors, teachers spent a lot of time putting in physical effort to get stuff done. For instance, they would have to write material on a blackboard, erase it, and rewrite the whole thing all over again. Though it was necessary, there will still disruptions that distracted students. For instance, students would often engage in mischief when the teacher turned around to write or rub the written material on the board. However, with projectors, there are no such disruptions. A teacher puts all his/her teaching material into a presentation and presents it in front of the class. If a point needs to be re-explained, all the teacher has to do is go back to the slide that contains the topic.