Integrating Technology in the Classroom, Going Paperless

At TeachHUB.com, we’re constantly discussing the ways that educators can use technology to fully maximize their instructional prowess.

Today, we celebrate the onset of a paperless classroom and the decluttered sensibility using less paper brings about. Papers are easy to lose, take time to make copies of, and can be mangled, we note, and can even be eaten by the dog (LOL).

A paperless approach to teaching is definitely beneficial, and we spell out ways to convince students to adopt a paperless mindset as well. Indeed, many teachers have already adopted digital PDFs and made them more accessible for students, but there is always room for more digital interaction.

We also take note of several ways that instructors can adopt a helpful learning management system platform, like Schoology or Turnitin, and how each provides almost instant feedback within a digital platform.

But we also lament the loss of the printed page. “I will certainly miss the tactile feel of paper. There’s just something about turning a physical page that makes the reading experience special,” author Jordan Catapano intones.

Lastly, the author challenges readers to think through the next steps of the digital classroom, and to fully maximize all the bells and whistles a truly digital platform might offer up.

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