May 10, 2016

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Transform Your Classroom with Interactive Education

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Bare walls in a classroom don’t do justice. They create a dull and boring atmosphere that certainly won’t get your students excited about their education. This is essentially why teachers like to dress up the walls with motivational quotes, student artwork and printed posters specific to a subject. Although these add some personality into the interior of the classroom, you may be wondering if they truly bring any value. Sure, your students look at them but without actually engaging in the content posted on the walls, they really are just decorative pieces. This is why Curricket has created interactive printed posters that students of today can actually connect with, and here’s why they work.

Improve Learning with Visual Aids

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Visuals aids in the classroom have proven to improve learning by up to 400% (3M Corporation, 2001). With approximately 65% of the population being visual learners (Mind Tools, 1998), providing visual aids within the classroom only makes sense. You may even want to consider replacing any non-educational classroom posters or decorative pieces with subject-specific classroom posters to ensure an optimal learning environment for your students. While any and all educational artwork will provide those visual aids needed within the classroom, interactive educational posters go beyond that, as they then provide a curriculum based tutor lesson via Curricket.TV. 

Provide Learning That Students Understand

interactive education, education posters, classroom postersNot all students are auditory learners. In fact, most aren’t. Having visual aids in your classroom is a huge benefit in itself, as mentioned previously. However, combining them with content that leads to curriculum based tutor videos even further promotes visual learning. Educational posters for the classroom are certainly visually appealing, but they can now come with an entire lesson within them, thanks to technology.   Here are some statistics that may surprise you. It’s estimated that approximately 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual (Hyerle, 2000). Additionally visuals are processed 60,000 times faster in the brain than text (3M Corporation, 2001). So, as an educator, you definitely want to be providing learning opportunities that will help the students excel. These interactive classroom posters get them excited to scan the code and explore into the depths of education even further.

The Kids of Today Thrive off of Technology

The traditional paper and pen, black-and-white methods of education have quickly been pushed aside over the past couple of years, as tablets and high-end computer systems continue to get implemented into the teaching curriculum. While it’s nice to remember the good ole’ ways of “when I was your age…” you must remember that children today have grown up differently. They don’t connect with the traditional forms of education like you did – when that was all that was available. Curricket interactive educational posters come with a QR code that the students can scan on their smart devices to go to the corresponding page or lesson. If you’re unsure as to what a QR code is, just ask your students! They will definitely know, and they may teach you, the teacher, a thing or two about technology.

The way education is provided has certainly changed over the years. As an educator, whether a teacher or principal, it’s your duty to provide optimal learning experiences for your students that they can actually understand, and that will encourage the highest level of learning. Since you’ll be hanging classroom posters anyway, make them interactive and educational. As a result, you can see the mentioned statistics come to life, as these visual aids/tutor lessons bring plenty of value into the classroom and into your students learning opportunities. See how teachers are implementing interactive education into their classroom by taking a visit to Curricket


David Lashmar
David Lashmar

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David Lashmar is an educational author and blogger, the voice of the wildly popular character “Davey Curricket”, a personality on CURRICKET.TV, owner of the classroom resource publishing company CURRICKET.COM, and Vice-president at the educational publisher Tree House Press. He is a member of the associations Book Publishing Professionals, Children’s Book Authors, and Publishing today.



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