There are a number of reasons why school WiFi is an important instructional tool in the lives of students. The following benefits are important to consider.
WiFi Helps with Cooperation
WiFi enables students to send and receive documents in real-time. That changes the trajectory of the education system because it allows students to work with each other to create, edit, and finalise documents.
Being able to cooperate and work with others is a skill that people need throughout their lives. In order to be effective employees and colleagues, collaboration is key. Unfortunately, this is not usually a skill that is directly taught in schools. There simply isn’t time under a traditional education program. However, by utilising WiFi, your students will have the opportunity to work with others and to take their new skills with them when they graduate.
WiFi Helps with Real-World Skills
Technology is a part of the world, and almost any career that students pursue when they leave school involves WiFi in some way . In particular, as the career landscape changes and new paths and jobs are created, the opportunities that become available typically incorporate a lot of technology into employee responsibilities. Allowing students the opportunity to experience and work with technology now is important to their future success.
People do not just use WiFi at work, however. WiFi is also a part of daily life, as individuals use it to submit important documents online (taxes, car registrations, etc), look up information they need (product comparisons, for example), and complete daily tasks like grocery shopping. Therefore, having the ability to use WiFi at school enables students to prepare for both their future personal and professional lives.
WiFi Helps Students Learn
Educators know that not all students learn the same way. While it would certainly make the school day easier, it is just not realistic. In fact, there may be as many as seven different learning styles that students require. It is difficult for an educator to incorporate all of those into a school day, although they certainly try. However, the good news is that WiFi can help. By utilising technology to teach different lessons, more learning styles can be incorporated, so there is the potential to reach more children. A teacher’s ultimate goal is to encourage students to love learning and ensure they get the information they need to be successful in life. Having options in the form of technology is a great way to accomplish that goal.
WiFi also gives educators the opportunity to assign more challenging projects and tasks. There is so much information available to students when they go online. The possibilities as far as what can be done are almost endless! Being able to research and filter that information is a skill that students can hone over time.
WiFi Makes Schoolwork Easier
While education has changed over the years, there is something that has remained the same. Students continue to avoid homework and often do not get as much benefit out of the process as they should. If students are allowed to use WiFi at school to access documents, though, they would then be able to access those same documents when they are at home. That means that homework is easier, both to access and to understand.
If students begin to see their iPads and phones as an educational tool instead of just as an entertainment device, they may be more likely to do their homework. There are certainly no guarantees, but it’s definitely something to consider. In addition, utilizing WiFi may make a teacher’s job easier, both when it comes to assigning work and then grading it too.