Smartphones have started their journey quite a few years ago, and now they are contributing in almost every sector of the successful economy. The usage of these amazing phones has increased rapidly after its invention. Children are now also showing their interest towards these phones, because it can help them in the learning process of their education. As the majority of children know how to use these Smartphones, so this technology is now flowing into schools and education systems through Smartphones. Will these phones affect the learning process of children in schools or it will remain the same as it is? Surely, the answer to the question is “Yes”, by allowing children to use internet and find some content through these phones, will definitely affect their learning process. However, this affect can be positive or it can be on the negative side, depending upon the usage.
Educational apps for students
There are some unique and interesting apps available for children to enhance their learning process and understand things in a much better way. With the increasing usage of Smartphones, developers are more interested in developing powerful apps for their customers, regardless of what type of customers they are, so there are chances that developers will make some good apps for children as well, especially for education purpose. First Word is an interesting app which allows children to differentiate between multiple words on screen in a simple manner. This app is effective for a relatively smaller children like 2 to 6 years, it will make them understand spell better when they start going to schools. Some other apps are also useful like photo or paint apps, which will help them in building their creative abilities.
TV vs. Smartphone learning
Televisions have also been used for the purpose of educating the children by putting the educational content on TV. It creates a fun-type of environment and students are more motivated to learn through that process. However, some people say that education through TV can be a source of distraction for children. While on the other hand Smartphones are more effective and useful than televisions, because the interaction with Smartphones takes place more than the televisions. Wherever you go, you carry phone along with you, which is not possible in case of televisions.
So at least we are going in the right direction, advancement in technology will bring more useful apps for children and students. App developers should try to make more educational apps which will give students a big advantage in learning process and will make them understand things easily. Traditional and older means of communication can be replaced with a new technology, which will produce effective and efficient results.
Author Bio:- Muhammad Qasim Shinwari is a consultant for a software training website, checkout his informative articles on education with technology and Skills and Certifications needed to be a successful information security professional.