In the 1980’s, the personal computer started showing up in our schools, and the technology revolution in education began. Before this, educators who wanted to publish their theories on educational techniques or their newest scientific hypothesis had to write out their findings into book form, then try to find a publisher. This did not guarantee their knowledge would reach the world at large however, as it could take many years for their publications to reach more than a few people, as purchasing a book could be quite cost prohibitive. Advances in technology, however, have made it far easier to reach a practically unlimited audience through the use of online photography albums.
Recent studies have proven what many educators had thought for years, that a large proportion of their students learn better via visual tools, rather than the written word. With online photography albums, the average teacher can take a dry lecture and illustrate it with pictures, diagrams or other visual aids in order to increase comprehension. A person can quickly put a presentation together and utilize it the next day in class.
The utilization of visual aids in the classroom can help reinforce in the mind of the student what may not sink in only with notes taken during the lecture. A group of relevant images, graphs, or diagrams corresponding with the topic at hand that can then be accessed after class via the Internet while studying may very well be the extra tool needed to assist the child in absorption of the subject matter. In today’s tough teaching environment, any advantage you can give the students to help retention can’t hurt!
It is most unfortunate that the United States literacy rate is one of the lowest of all the industrialized nations in the world. Because of this, many educators are turning to more visual means to use in educating their students. What could be more creative and easily accessible for future student reference than online photography albums!
The use of online photography albums need not be limited only to educational functions in the school. They can also be easily utilized to promote functions like football games and dances, as well as to catalog school concerts and other performances. It can also be used to publicize PTA meetings and other sorts of meetings. The school then can have a page on their main sites where they can link to the more fluid information and utilize it to promote school functions and spirit.