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SMART CLASS: THE SMART WAY OF LEARNING

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“The possibilities of smart classrooms are endless. Adopting such a new concept might be a tough decision for many, but the technology can create a new opening for the education sector. It’s indeed a blessing; all you need to do is to give it a try!”

Quality education is an essential requisite in today’s competitive environment. Technology has affected us in every aspect. This paper discusses the smart classes as a modernized method of education in Indian education scenario which provides quality education to students by helping them in better concept formation, concept elaboration, improvement in reading skills and academic achievement.
The upgraded kind of education is very interesting for children! It is an innovative idea to change our boring system into a smart and innovative system of teaching-learning activities.
Smart School and Smart class is a more fascinating model in the world. In a smart school teachers have to develop the skill of learning from experiences.
Smart classes use all the interactive modules such as videos ,power point presentations and these visually attractive methods of teaching becomes appealing to students who are already struggling with the traditional method of teaching in a classroom. In fact, in some smart classes are almost like watching movies as sometimes, animated visuals are used to teach a point. This kind of visual is eye-catching as well as young students can easily relate with them. This is because the audio-visual senses of students are targeted and it helps the students store the information fast and more effectively. And then, there is huge advantage of utilizing much of the time wasted earlier in drawing or preparing the diagrams related to study content on board. The Smart boards have all these information in memory and can be presented during the time of class lectures and thus, the saved time can be used in more important things.
In a smart class students may use internet and this activity can change the old thinking about the students and the learning theory. In the beginning, it should be launched as a pilot project in a few schools. The experience and the result of these schools lead the future planning. For launching a new project in smart school vision, it is very important to invite the expert teachers to play a great role in policy making.
The possibilities of smart classrooms are endless. Adopting such a new concept might be a tough decision for many, but the technology can create a new opening for the education sector. It’s indeed a blessing; all you need to do is to give it a try!
Based on the equipments available smart classrooms can be categorized as follows:
Basic smart classes: The classrooms with basic smart technology include gadgets like laptops or computers, projector, DVD or VCD player and a viewing screen etc.
Intermediate smart classes: The intermediate smart classrooms are one step ahead of the basic technology smart classrooms. They include gadgets like a smart podium with control panel in addition to laptop, projector, screen and DVD or VCD player etc.
Advanced smart classes: The advanced smart classrooms have all the gadgets of a basic or intermediate smart classroom but their features are very advanced, that is, they use the newest technology.

The equipments installed in most of the smart classrooms are:

  • Computers
  • Internet connectivity Microphone
  • DVD or VCD player:
  • Projector:
  • Screen:
  • Overhead projector
  • Smart Podiums: They are also called smart boards or smart LCDs.
  • Amplifier and speaker and other multimedia devices such as home theater etc

A Smart classrooms increase the interest of the students in studies. Students tend to learn more. Having so many advantages and a few disadvantages smart classes can still be considered good for the students. Due to some disadvantages, we cannot ignore the advantages of smart classrooms. All the disadvantages have a solution except for the disadvantage of the cost involved. But in the coming few decades, the rise in technology would definitely decrease the cost of these devices to some extent. Moreover, the new inventions in the fields of computer science and technology would definitely make teaching and learning even much better. The government schools should also employ the smart technology in their all classes and sections so that all the students can have access to smart classrooms.

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