New HD Technology Means Enriched Education for Kids
While most of us salivate over the stunning high definition image on our home television screens, the use of HD image is also changing the way our kids are educated in the classroom.
Due to the influx of HD technology in primary and secondary school classrooms, kids today are seeing nature, history and even biology in ways their parents couldn’t even imagine.
Thanks to the new affordability of both HD televisions and projectors, HD is hitting the classroom bigger than ever before. Students are now enjoying the views of the pyramids in Egypt, the Inca ruins, the Taj Mahal, and even the Grand Canyon in stunning 1080p HD making feel like they’re right there.
In addition to bringing the Seven Wonders of the World to each classroom, this new HD technology is also helping American kids improve in an area that has been sagging for decades – geography.
Thanks to satellite mapping services like Google Maps and Google Earth, geography lessons are now brought to life on the classroom wall. This means teachers can jump outside a book and show exactly what area and topography that is part of the lesson. Satellite imagery in HD means kids now can visualize and understand geographical differences and lessons unlike ever before.
Another key HD advance in the classroom has been the use of HD video conferencing. Technology, like Cisco’s Telepresence, bring guest lecturers and fellow students from around the world, face-to-face with kids in full HD. This means students today can have some of the top minds in the world as guest speakers or lecturers. And, pupils can also bridge cultural and social divides by talking face-to-face with kids all over the world.
It can’t be denied HD technology is vastly improving education in the classroom. While there is still some room to get America’s geography scores up, the enrichment HD is bringing into these classrooms is undeniable. Kids today are experiencing lesson plans in a rich format that utilizes not only the technology, but increased digital story telling by their teachers. That’s revolutionary.
The advent of high definition video means today’s child is learning about their world around them in unprecedented ways. By bringing geography and history to life before their eyes with stunning images and resolution, kids today get a deeper and richer looking into the world around them. They can connect with the physical world like never before while at the same time connecting with other students spanning the globe.