Schools to Try Latest Tools in Teaching
Several schools in Shenzhen are trying out the latest technology known as electronic book bags in teaching. The electronic book bag is a tablet computer that houses teaching materials, dictionaries, notebooks and other reading materials together with the homework and class teaching and management schedule that assist the teacher in interacting with students inside and outside the school.
The former director for the research department of the Shenzhen Audio Visual Education House acknowledge the inventor of the electronic book bag saying that the tablet computer will be used purely for teaching and only a few games can be installed. School in several Chinese cities and provinces have already started using the book bags early this year after the Ministry of Education have promoted informationization of new educational methods. School in Futian, Bao’an, Nanshan and Longgang districts has already experimented using the electronic book bags.
Although several parents have raised concerns on heavy usage of these electronic book bags would damage a student’s eyesight and prevents them from forming writing habits. Even with the emergence of electronic teachings don’t not mean the death of traditional teaching methods, both styles can be combined and be used for teaching.