There are lots of great reasons why you should consider using educational software in your classroom. For instance, the educational software will enable your students to become more effective independent learners. Even severely disabled students can succeed herein because this software places everyone on the same level.
The educational software can also enable students to gather information that otherwise would have been impossible, time-consuming or costly. For instance, data from outer space can now be utilized. Students can also experiment with the changing aspects of a model like increasing or lowering interest rates in order to see how this affects the economy. All of this can be very motivational for students and these are just some of the numerous advantages of educational software.
Here are a few ways educational software can benefit your children.
Improve Phonic Awareness – Phonemic awareness is the ability to notice, think about, and work with the individual sounds in words. A student’s skill in phonemic awareness is a good predictor of later reading success or difficulty. Educational software has been helping kindergarten age children improve their print concepts and listening comprehension skills.
Gain Higher Achievement – Studies have shown that math scores have increased in children that have used computers and screen time to match the student’s interests. My son uses different online math software to help reinforce the math concepts he is learning in class. I love watching him have fun while he is learning. We have seen an increase on his math scores since he has been doing this.
Learn About Cause and Effect – Because educational games are built on solving problems or reaching new levels, it is a powerful tool for helping children solve problems on their own. They typically don’t get this in book learning. Self confidence increases when child is able to figure things out on their own. They also see that with perseverance, they can do anything.
Control the Experience – One of the best parts of using educational software, is it gives each student the option to control the experience. None of my kids are alike. They each have different interests and learning styles. When they use educational software, they can control the pace at which they learn. If they want to push themselves, they can do it a safe, fun way. If they need extra help, they can review concepts time after time without feeling badly about themselves.
Students are inevitably going to speed time on the internet and their devices. Use online educational software to enhance their learning and comprehension.