Enlivening classrooms

The classroom is changing. If you are above the age of 20, it probably bears only a passing resemblance to how you learnt algebra or human anatomy.

Today’s kids are the first generation that has grown up with technology, and while they are “digital natives”, grown-ups – teachers, parents and school administrators – are immigrants to this world. With smart phones, tablets and other gadgets, children are already immersed in a world of interactive, engaging content, and their attention spans for traditional methods of engagement are diminishing rapidly.

The digital era holds tremendous promise for schools. On the one hand, it creates an opportunity for children to take learning in a manner that appeals to their tech sensibilities. On the other, it provides a platform to democratise education and take knowledge to the furthest ends of our country.

Inclusive education can now be a reality; where each child can be taught in a personalised manner, at his own pace. The advantage is not only toppers excel further, but also average learning levels in a classroom are raised higher.

Learning made more engaging

Digital board classrooms are becoming a hub of inquiry, discovery and collaboration, enabling teachers to simplify complex concepts, providing better understanding and making learning more engaging and entertaining. Hence, digital class - an ICT - based classroom solution aims at converting traditional classrooms into interactive sessions by combining state-of-the-art hardware with syllabus-compliant multimedia.

It compliments the ecosystem of schools’ management, online tutoring, technology-enabled tutoring and test preparation to provide a holistic environment aimed at nurturing academic potential.

Digital class with its technology helps students to make learning easy and practical. It provides a more engaging and rewarding learning experience for students and teachers. Teachers are able to move away from the traditional ‘blackboard-and-chalk’ method, by making use of interactive teaching tools that make learning a real life experience.

This helps teachers to customise their sessions, keeping the learners’ pace in mind. This preloaded repository has several self explanatory diagrams, 3D interactive animations, worksheets, quizzes, e-books and several hours of experiments, all designed to make the classroom sessions more engaging.

Bridging the gap

Digital class contents bring children to points of familiarity – seamlessly bridging what they know with what they need to learn. By associating new material with something familiar, students understand complex concepts better, and retain information for much longer. The learning objects are also mapped to various Indian syllabi.

Smart boards installed in the digital class, empowers teachers to renovate conventional black and white classrooms into interactive sessions.

The multimedia content enables teachers to explain intricate concepts, enabling students to gain a deeper understanding, retain information for a longer time, and apply them in real life.

However, technology is only as effective as the teacher using it. Teachers need to possess adequate technical knowledge to efficiently use the Internet and other technologies to enhance the classroom sessions, to create interactive classrooms and to maximise classroom learning in a limited time period.

The use of digital class thus not only engages students, but also empowers the teaching community to create interactive sessions where classrooms become spaces for learning and discovery, and the children under their care excel in all spheres of their K-12 experience.

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