An increasingly mobile world with more powerful handheld technology is more than just a convenience at present. These devices have already permeated themselves into our pockets and everyday life thanks to tablets and smartphones, yet some children in schools are still taking notes and copying information off the board with pencils and papers.
The fact is that education will need to start incorporating mobile devices into lessons in order to not only teach information faster and more effectively, but also to train children to be comfortable in a rapidly evolving world of the mobile technology which they will undoubtedly be using in their future careers. While many parents let their children play with tablets at home with simple learning games, Belfast, Ireland-based start-up DisplayNote says in this article that this is not enough.
To them, leaving the tablet at home is a completely backward notion, and the company has devised a way to integrate something akin to BYOD within schools. Their product, the DisplayNote app, allows teachers to mirror their PC’s display to more than 40 different devices simultaneously. Lessons can appear directly onto a student’s mobile device instead of on a board across the room, and taking notes is easier than ever because students can take notes directly on the lesson materials, or even take screenshots and otherwise instantly capture content.
Such a system does more than simply bring notes directly to children. It also prepares them for joining in on mobile device sessions, which they may have to do many times in their future careers. Mobile technology and BYOD policies are becoming more popular every year, and by the time these kids grow up they will need to fluently connect to networks and join active sessions or video conferences.
Edited by Rory J. Thompson