Author(s): Daniela Kozhukharova
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Scientific Institute of Management and Knowledge
Keywords: interactive methods; workstations; cloud technologies; virtual classroom; G Suite for Education

Summary/Abstract: Modern education requires the search for new methods and means for their implementation. New generations of students also challenge us to apply new approaches to interaction in and out of the classroom. The development of information technology, on the other hand, also challenges us to seek technological pedagogical solutions. That is why I set a goal to reveal the essence of a not very popular method in the Bulgarian school – the method of "workstations". The article discusses the essence of the workstation method, the forms for its application (stations in the open circuit, stations in the closed circuit, split stations, stations with a choice of options) and their specifics. The phases that are passed during the application of the method and the requirements to the training material offered for processing at the stations are described. Station learning is associated with a change in the space in which classes are held and with the attitudes of students about the learning process. In this regard, the necessary preparation of students for work by the method of workstations is described. Assessing the knowledge and skills of students acquired during training is a major problem in the educational process. The article discusses the possibilities for checking and evaluating the work of students in applying the method of stations, the self-assessment that students can make and the role of the teacher in terms of monitoring and evaluating the progress of students. The workstation method can be applied both in conventional training and in electronic, distance and blended forms of training. Modern information and communication technologies offer various tools for conducting training using the method of stations in an electronic environment. Cloud computing such as software as a service are very suitable for such training. They offer a variety of educational applications available to the end user through a web browser, such as Google's applications for education – G Suite for Education. The article proposes a technological solution for using the application for creating a virtual classroom Google Classroom for organizing and conducting training using the method of workstations. Its possibilities for setting tasks, in different stations, for the whole class or individual students and their assessment are considered. The possibility of generating a link to Google Meet for video conferencing between the teacher and the students during the training is also presented

  • Issue Year: 40/2020
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 367 - 373
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English, Bulgarian