In the modern world, one cannot confine education only to textbooks and the school curriculum. Both teachers and students can reach their full potential only when they use the assortment of educational resources, in various media and forms.
Benefits Both Students and Teachers
Teachers can use these tools to explain the concepts thoroughly with the help of illustrations and practical applications. These function as extra sources of information that can help build and expand the knowledge found in the prescribed textbooks. This is quite useful for slow learners as well.
Students, on the other hand, find it easier to understand complicated theory, and able to connect what they study to the real world. This helps them grasp the various subjects better, and enable them to pass their tests with ease.
What Comprises These Tools?
Australia has various unorthodox educational resources can take the form of journals, articles, online articles, newspapers, books and other online tools. For very small children there are inflatable letters and numbers. For science students there are models, laboratory experiments, X-ray sets for studying the difference in animal anatomy, cross-sections of the model of the earth etc. They also can include maps, charts, globes, and write and wipe boards.
Today computers are the greatest tools with a number of online libraries, software, forums and e-books, with access to the ‘information highway’ – the Internet.
Where To Find Them?
Many stores sell school stationery and books. You can even order them through websites that double as online stores. You can browse through the various options and order products depending on the age and mental maturity of your child.
Some good schools also have excellent library facilities, equipped with nearly everything a student requires, plus e-libraries where shifting through the various books is much simpler and quicker. E-books are also one of the most convenient educational tools today, as you can store them in a computer and peruse them at your leisure.