Access to computers and the Internet has become a basic need for education in our society.”
This statement by Kent Conrad, an American politician, lays emphasis on how knowledge about the internet and computers has become important for our society. It tells us about the importance of technology in our society nowadays. We use it for the smallest of things like paying bills or converting PDF to Word.
The advent of technology has taken the world by storm, almost every field is using technology for the best results and convenience. Even the field of education is not left untouched by the impact of technology. Teachers and students – all use technology for their work and research. But because of everything present on the internet already, students have lost the will to find answers to problems on their own.
Here is a list of websites that every teacher should suggest to his/her students to achieve good grades.
Turnitin is an online plagiarism tool that allows students to upload their assignments and it checks the assignment for any text similarity. It gives a similarity index, which is visible to teachers to grade accordingly. A teacher can set a threshold value for the index and grade according to it. It is one of the best ways to check if the students have copied the assignment or done it by themselves.
Teachers understand the value of a well-organized document. It becomes really painful for teachers to grade unorganized assignments. Teachers can ask students to submit their assignments in the form of PDFs as this file format is the most versatile one. PDFSimpli is a PDF editor that allows you to make changes to the PDF, and perform different operations. It can come in very handy for students.
Evernote is a note-taking tool that can come in very useful while taking lectures. It allows notes in the form of audio, handwritten texts, and receipts. One can also embed images in a note and can make large-sized notes easily. Students can use the tool to take notes in lectures, meetings, seminars, and others. It can be easily integrated with Google Drive and DropBox to keep your notes synced up between different systems.
Technology in the field of education can be a game-changer for both teachers and students. It is important for students to use technology in a way that benefits them in a positive way, and does not kill their intellect and creativity.