The technology it is one of the tools that continues to revolutionize education in the world. The various technological alternatives in the field of education have made the educational process a more attractive and efficient experience for school students.
With the help of technology, 66% of educational institutions in Latin America have been able to use technological tools that contribute to the education of their students, according to a report by Instructure.
Thanks to the popularization of electronic devices and the increase in internet coverage, students from different schools have managed to adapt new technologies and have incorporated these tools into the classroom. The use of PCs and the Internet has become fundamental in education, which has allowed the adoption of digital solutions for their daily learning.
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“The arrival of the return to school can mean a challenge for many families, in every way. Therefore, it is necessary to take into account what tools the child needs in his school. Technological resources are necessary in the school stage. In this way, the child will be introduced to the correct use of these tools”indicates Carlos Zorrilla, Consumer Product Manager LAS of Lenovo.
Computers as the main tool for the school
It is increasingly necessary to use a computer or laptop at home and office. Many schools have their own machines in the computer rooms. However, experts point out that the best option is for the student to be able to drive their own machine.
“It is not about providing a computer with all the capabilities and powers. If not, one according to their age and corresponding needs. Just as when we look for office equipment focused on specific functions, one must also ask what characteristics should a school computer have? From this question, various options appear on the market that adapt to the needs of the user. —the age and grade in which the child is—”, adds Zorrilla.
Faced with this question, Intel, the company in charge of developing processors for computers and laptops, provides recommendations for correctly choosing a PC for school uses.
Identify the use you will give to the computer
Before beginning the search for your PC, it is important to identify the needs that the student has as a user. For this, it will be essential to consider the following:
After answering each of these questions, the task will be to find the computer that best suits the identified needs and/or preferences. If it is only for school, it is possible that the tasks to be carried out are much more basic and that they do not require greater processor performance.
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Choose the processor properly
When buying a PC it is important to take care of the choice of processor (or CPU). This piece of hardware can make all the difference, as it determines the performance of the computer. In the educational sector, there are processors that offer a wide variety of uses and utilities. When purchasing a computer, it is necessary to take into account these possible requirements for the processor:
Other technologies that are trending in schools
Access to information and educational resources through different technological trends allow students to enrich their learning with multimedia content and interactive activities, and teachers to offer a more personalized education adapted to the needs of each student. For this reason, other alternatives related to the technological innovations that we can find in the classroom are also present.
In this sense, María del Mar Vélez, CEO of Crack The Code, a company that teaches online programming courses for children, shares some innovations in technology that are promoting education in schoolchildren:
artificial intelligence (AI). With it, it is possible to create strategies that contribute to the educational needs of students. For example, if a student needs to answer any questions about her homework in real time, the educational system assistant —created by AI— can answer her questions. Today ChatGPT is the most advanced and popular artificial intelligence.
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Graphic tablets. It is a support tool that is very useful for students to carry out the tasks designated at school because with it they can take notes, draw, paint and even make 3D models that boost their creativity and thinking.
Video games for schoolchildren. Thanks to technology, there are various video games on the market. Through them, children and adolescents not only have fun but also increase their performance at school, reinforce their knowledge and encourage collaborative work.
Use of Stem and home automation. The objective of Stem is to make children think, develop and work based on solving real problems. With home automation, students can take virtual tours at school or at home, interact and have control over the environment, helping them to live better. For example: turn off the light, play your favorite music, etc., using your mobile or through your voice.
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