Classroom Management Software Comes of Age

If you graduated from school over 15 years ago like I did, you would probably be shocked at how classroom management software has transformed education.

The final version of 2010 National Education Technology Plan was released last winter with an objective of teaching students vital skills for the 21st Century.

The goal was to “dramatically improve teaching and learning, personalize instruction, and ensure that the educational environments offered to students kept pace with the 21st century.” The plan called for “embedded assessment technologies” like classroom management software to engage and motivate users.

Dedicated classroom management software allows teachers to share their screens with students, control student access to applications and websites, and monitor classroom screens to ensure students are participating effectively.

Technology is creating many ways to actively engage students in their own learning, while teaching valuable skills for the real world. Now even the shy kids in the corner can join a discussion or talk to the teacher without fears of public speaking.

I just can’t help but wonder what the next 15 years will hold.

Kelly Batke

Kelly is the self-confessed technology laggard who works in technology. The good news is she is slowly reaching late adopter status. Kelly enjoys learning and writing about the psychology behind technology—as in why do we buy what we buy, and how does that impact our environment?