The changing face of classroom education in 2020

educationhq | February 25, 2020

Traditional teaching involved students absorbing information by listening to a teacher and taking notes, leaving little to no room for student creativity. But with the emergence of EdTech, teachers now have a vast range of platforms that can be used to enhance engagement from their students and unleash their creativity. John Dewey once said, “if we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” This couldn’t be truer of the current landscape, and how the education system needs to continue to evolve to keep educating our students effectively. With the Australian EdTech market expected to grow to A$1.7 billion by 2022, it’s an exciting time for education, presenting a multitude of areas and possibilities for teachers and schools to make the most of technology in 2020.

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Educational animations are animations produced for the specific purpose of fostering learning.In contrast, software is now available that makes it possible for individual educators to author their own animations without the need for specialist expertise.

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