Gloucestercitynews.net (March 16, 2020)--Educational services across the world have got interested in the use of various web tools for their strict performance due to their simplicity as well as teamwork globally. The digital environment ensures content, mutual benefit and also proper security amongst the members. Some of the tools include blogs, wikis, podcasts and social networking. Teachers who are the curriculum implementers ought to clearly define and use the tools to their more significant advantage as well as assist the learner meaningfully.
Various education web tools are necessary for any teacher to conceptualize for effectiveness. Consequently, fundamental mainly due to the changing world in technology. The twenty-first-century teacher has adapted to technology for survival and the general progress of the ever-changing technology. Hence compliance is not an option. Below are tools described in line with the competence of any teacher.
Blogs. This is a web associated with sharing information on technology. Data is such that it is on a sequential order. Blogs consist of commentary written by individuals or else interested groups. Also, links to other websites are included. Most individuals are attracted to blogs since they involve the sharing of information and debates. Topics involving a community setting as well as current trends captured. Sample regular features of blogs include simple postings; earlier posting archives and particular URLs for web page, which links information within the same blog and external sites — Blogger’s post meaningful photos which attract interest by a significant number of audience. Comments are also made depending on the diverse opinion by people with a different school of thought. Blogs have been used in a useful manner to advertise courses, create a platform for discussions and also used by teachers to exercise their learning strategies as far as education policy is concerned. Specialized services for academic writing like Pro-Papers often have blogs at their sites that contain some useful tips for students. Besides, blogging has motivated e-courses.
Wiki. It consists of a website that is cooperative and the information in it can be edited by anyone who has the administrative privilege. Wikipedia is a good example because it can consequently make a considerable change in internet transformation. They can be used to source information and also a way of obtaining effective teamwork. Dialogue amongst teachers and learners on various projects is well encouraged using wikis. Some essential components of wiki involve article debates; editing and versioning capabilities. Wikis are associated with collective writing skills and platforms for projects. Wikis nurture active learning. They also encourage learners and teachers to be innovative and creative as far as education is concerned. Wikipedia creates a platform that brings harmony and trust mainly due to the diverse social grounds. Clear points elaborated on the importance of wiki to the learners and teachers concerning the educational context. Pedagogical skills are enhanced using wikis.
Podcasts. This involves the creation of video and audio content. Interested parties listen to the audio as well as watch the videos at their convenience. Consequently, it would help any teacher to articulate knowledge to students effectively. Recordings of lecturer’s classes should cast to the web for review by the students who may not have had the opportunity to attend the classes. Audio recordings are also essential for all the learners uniquely inclusive of the learners that are visually challenged. Audio learners hence have the opportunity to learn at their comfort without complaints. Downloaded content is also a great feature in podcasts which teachers would use to access information as well as post necessary knowledge to their target learners. Special software can be used to convert text to speech. The speech depicts real human voice with radio style. Straightforward syndication (RSS) is a concept used by podcasts that are supported by the latest windows. A popular web browser is known as Mozilla Firefox also supports RSS by all means especially by the use of its lively bookmarks. Podcasting and videocasting are being used more especially by most courses mainly due to the upcoming e-learning programs in the current technology. In the school of medicine health, video podcasts have been made available to the patients as well as the professionals for particular convenience to ensure a better health care service. Mobile learning has also contributed to the affordable access to the podcast by all since companies have provided different earners can access mobile phones at affordable prices.
Social tagging. It involves web users who generate particular words and relate them to specific content. These sites may be more playful with personal tagging while others have a target audience making it explicit excellent the academic sites. Informal education teachers use social tagging and invite students to either contribute, comment and rate particular information for the primary objective of delivering content effectively and effective team teaching.
Twitter. This is a social media web where people share an opinion, commentary as well as information.it is a tool that ensures a teacher-centric approach. Teachers would use it to ensure effective communication with their students hence a useful tool. It also an excellent platform for gathering information and an instrument for the survey. It also offers a social interaction medium for conversation in class as well as a post-lecture discussion. Teachers may also use twitter experiments in virtual class for effective teaching.
Social Networking. It is a good model of learning that encourages alliance and inclusive, active participation. It supports effective interaction between teachers and learners. The tool provides a platform for teachers and learners to discuss various dilemmas that are associated with their studies. It is mostly involved in socializing which eliminates self-declivity for any class of people through the internet. Facebook is a component in social networking that ensures interaction through comments and opinions from people across the world. It provides a space where teachers come up clearly to express their sincere views as far as their studies are concerned. Posts, comments, and likes are clear which makes it very practical to determine whether dialogue is taking place.
Teachers should adapt to the technological web tools to be competitive within the changing technology. Consequently, be relevant to the learner in the twenty-first century.
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