– Arthur C. Clarke
Technology is transforming education, changing how, when and where students learn and empowering them at every stage of their journey.Just imagine, how beneficial would it be for students to understand a concept visually in class. The concept of smart class education is indeed a blessing to the students of the 21st Century.
A smart classroom is where the concept of blended panlearning is blooming. Smart classrooms are technologically enhanced that enable teaching and learning opportunities like never before! Learning is fun when subjects are interesting, and smart classes are doing exactly that by making the student’s most boring subject palatable. By placing a digital learning technology equipped with specialised software, assistive listening devices and audio/visual capabilities in a classroom, one is opening up a box of infinite methods of teaching, learning and growing together as a unit.
The traditional approach of lecture and note taking has lost its effectiveness as the modern day around education grows. ICT has turned from being a technology of communication and information to a curriculum creation and delivery system for teachers and learners. The Smart Learning approach provides learners of all ages and walks of life with a framework and a host of Smart Thinking Tools that motivate higher levels of understanding. Through the process learners activate and build background knowledge, process information, transform their learning into a product that shows what they know, and reflect on their learning.
Advantages of Smart classroom:
- Access to online information
- Allows for connectivity in different location
- Better understanding
- Countless resources for making learning more fun and effective
- Can automate a lot of teacher’s tedious task
- Change the way of imparting knowledge
- Environmentally friendly
- Enhanced teaching-learning experience
- Increased exposure and wider access to information
- Improved student engagement
- Interact and share
- Provide rapid assessment
- Provides Flexibility
- Students can learn life skills through technology
- Teachers can do more experiment in pedagogy
It is fair-minded opinion to say that both students and teachers have become more and more technologically inclined and digitized for this new upcoming era. Students adapt quickly to new technologies, just as they will be expected to in the professional competent world. Cameras, remotes, and wireless devices are all common technologies that result in more engaged learning for students and adaptation to a variety of learning styles. In the near future, not only classrooms but students and teachers too have to adapt accordingly and upgrade themselves.
Digital solutions in G.D. Goenka Public School, Sector-22, Rohini, explore the potential of technology for the purpose of learning and teaching in classrooms. Each class room is equipped with a repository of world class E – learning modules aligned with the CBSE curriculum. The digitalized classrooms are provided with interactive whiteboard. These enhanced learning spaces provide 3 D experience which integrates curriculum with technology, thus helping in sharpening the analytical faculties of students and providing them another fun-filled way of learning. The animations, simulations and application of concepts in real life, help students understand concepts in a better way, thus enhancing the effectiveness of school education system.