Smart class- a powerful combination of technology and education

smart class room is one that is equipped with multimedia components to enhance the instruction and class room learning process.  Today’s kids are really smart so they demand a smart way of education.

Computer and audio visual devices allows teachers to teach by using a wide variety of media. Instead of book knowledge the students will get an opportunity to learn on a real-time mode. What are equipments that can be fitted in a class room to make it a smart one:-

–          A PC  installed with latest OS

–          A high speed internet connection

–          DVD and VHS players

–          Laptops with net connection for guests

–          LCD projector

–          LCD screen

–          Amplifiers/loud speakers

–          Cameras

With the evolution of smart class rooms it become easy for students to get notes. Instead of writing on their notebook now they can save the dictations directly in the laptop and take it to home directly. By taking notes in papers there are chances for losing it if there comes any adverse conditions. Meanwhile, saving it in the PC hard disk or any other storage devices reduces the chance of losing data.

Smart class rooms help both local students and those located at remote locations to attend classes simultaneously. As the teachers are using computers with an internet connection students located at remote locations can also be present at the same time. The pen-based user interface used on the projector display allows teachers to take control of the presentation of lecture materials. This they can save and send directly to both the local and remotely located students’ computers. Remote instruction is possible as cameras as fitted in the class rooms. It is the loudspeakers that help remotely located students to hear properly.

Another advantage of smartclass is connectivity. Files located in different servers can be brought directly to the class and use it effectively. This will definitely enhance the presentation. Sometimes the students can hear the lecture of more teachers. While taking a topic a teacher can invite another teacher who is an expert in the area to give a small talk on the topic. Isn’t it wonderful?

Both the teachers and the students can use smart board simultaneously. This helps to enhance the communication between the both.

Like advantages there are disadvantages. One of the main disadvantages is that students forget to write with the normal pen. With the evolution of computers people started forgetting the use of pen and paper. Our great writers used pen and paper to write their great stories. Will the keyboard help the new generation to evolve in creative writing? Well, we have to wait and see.

Most of the multimedia equipments work on electricity. So a power shutdown may hinder the flow of the learning process. Technical problems can also obstruct the normal class lectures. As positive qualities have larger foot than negative, smart classes are becoming more popular in schools and colleges. Instead of limiting students to static expression of understanding, digital class rooms provides them with opportunities to leverage the use of images, music, video, charts and graphs.

 

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