7 Ways Teachers Can Use Digital Frames in the Classroom
By: The Nixplay Team
There are a number of great ways that teachers can use digital frames in their classrooms. Check out our suggestions below, and tell us about yours!
1. Personal Inspiration
Being a teacher is hard. It has got to be one of the most stressful jobs in the world (and also one of the most rewarding). Teachers may seem like bastions of patience, but they have their tear-their-hair-out moments just like you. When you give your teacher a digital frame, you may want to suggest they use it as personal inspiration, by adding photos of the moments that make it all worthwhile. They can then refer to the frame on their desk whenever they need a little motivation.
2. Educational Aid
Digital frames can be excellent audio/visual tool for teachers. By adding images that will support their lesson, from geography to mathematics, it will give them a great audio/visual tool to make their lessons more modern and more engaging (without the cost of incorporating a more expensive iPad…which is out-of-budget for many teachers).
3. Virtual Aquarium or Pet
Many preschool and grade school teachers would love to have a pet in their classroom, but allergies, policies, budgets or caretaker schedules may make this impossible. Digital frames however let you get virtual pets, like an aquarium, at no cost—or fuss!
Most of us probably used flashcards when we were in school to learn basic concepts, like letters, spelling and math. While this low-tech method is still extremely effective, it doesn’t garner a lot of attention from our high-tech-generation kids. Digital frames, however, can be used to create flashcard-like playlists that will cycle through questions and answers, in a techy way that engages kids.
Similarly, you can also create an age-appropriate game of trivia. Of course, a teacher could run wild with this idea, either incorporating it into their curriculum, or simply use it as a quick game to reward good behavior while still teaching valuable information.
6. Classroom Memories
What better way to remind the kids of all the cherished times they’ve had together in the classroom than with a playlist of classroom and field trip photos? They’ll love seeing it, too, and photos can also be a great way to recall field trips and the things they’ve learned there.
When the frame isn’t being used as flashcards, trivia or another audio/visual tool, teachers can use it as a digital clock. While this might not be the funkiest use of the frame, clocks are regularly needed in classrooms for timed exercises.
Give the gift of technology
Digital frames make excellent gifts for teachers. With so many possibilities, they truly are the gift that keeps on giving. To start the giving chain, visit our digital frames store. Check out our standard digital frames, and our Wifi-enabled Cloud frames (an excellent gift for super-techy teachers that love technology and social media!).
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