Can the right tech impact student performance?

Can the right tech impact student performance?

In 2024, the use of technology in schools is inevitable. Every day, teachers deal with students with a wide variety of learning styles, needs and interests – and so personalising their learning via the right tools is often the way to achieving the best outcomes. But how can school leaders pick the right tools and implement the new tech effectively?

According to Kelly Hollis, Australian Curriculum Specialist at Education Perfect, there is a growing demand for more personalised instruction. It allows teachers to tailor their lessons to each student, and allows students to achieve success at their own speed.

“When students are able to see that the material is pitched to them, they are more likely to be actively involved in the learning process,” Hollis explains. “Students who are more actively involved in their learning journey are more likely to demonstrate greater learning outcomes.”

When it comes to implementing the right technology, Hollis says that having a strategic plan is vital. This should outline clear goals and objectives, and new technology should only be brought in once a strategy is finalised.

To simplify the integration of tools, Hollis notes that it’s important to select user-friendly platforms that align with curriculum goals. The platform should also be regularly updated, and allow teachers to conduct regular assessments and provide a detailed analysis of student performance.

“Schools can save teachers time on content creation by providing high-quality learning resources that align with the local curriculum and with personalised learning objectives,” Hollis says.

“This allows them to focus on adapting resources to meet individual student needs helping to streamline lesson planning and reduce the burden of resource selection.”

On 7 March, Hollis will be hosting a webinar which will explore the impact of data and assessment tools on student performance. Hollis will discuss why data and assessment is vital to student growth, and will outline effective tools and strategies that unlock the potential of every student.

Hollis notes that having the right tools ultimately benefits everyone, and allows teachers to bring out the best in their students and community.

“By promoting a culture of teamwork, teachers can share their expertise, divide the workload and collectively develop personalised learning materials,” Hollis says.

“This approach eases the burden on individual teachers and fosters a supportive, professional community.”

To register for the free webinar, click here.