Hardware and tech for teaching Sunday School
Although tried and true relational teaching is vital, there are many technologies that can be used in a Sunday School class to enhance the learning experience for students. Of course, the old flannel graphs that I grew up with were the technology of the day!
Here are some examples of various Sunday School technologies that churches use:
Interactive Whiteboards – These have been effectively used in the business world. They can be used to display lesson plans, videos, pictures, and other teaching materials. They allow for interactive teaching and learning, making the class more engaging and effective. They can be expensive but great asset if your church can afford one.
Projectors - These can be used to project videos, presentations, and other visual aids onto a screen or wall. This helps to reinforce the lesson and make it more memorable for students. Even if you don’t want to be too reliant on movies it can be a great way to catch attention and get a discussion going.
Small FRS Radios - Great for keeping in touch with other leaders, your church tech person, parents etc. Small & inexpensive
Educational Apps - There are many educational apps available that can be used to supplement the lesson material. Of course, this is all depends on the age of your kids. These can be used to provide students with interactive games and quizzes, as well as digital flashcards and study guides.
Audio/Video Recording Devices - These can be used to record lessons and discussions, allowing students to review the material at their own pace and ensuring that they don't miss any important information. Last year one of our classes produced a video and showed it to the congregation. They loved it!
Online Learning Platforms - These platforms can be used to provide students with access to online courses, lesson plans, and other educational resources. This is especially useful for students who are unable to attend class in person or who need additional support outside of class. This could be really helpful in the event of a pandemic or for students who are sick or otherwise unable to attend.
If used cautiously, and with discernment, the use of technology can greatly enhance the learning experience in a Sunday School class, making it more engaging, interactive, and effective.
(See other menu items under this tab for more ideas and a breakdown of each technology)