The first thing which pops in our mind when we think of a classroom would be a room with a faded blackboard, a few wooden benches and tables and a teacher with a few pieces of chalk and a dusty duster in his hand. You can also visualize a few charts on the walls explaining some important things. But, with the advancements in technology today the management of many educational institutions and schools are inhabiting the developed smart classrooms to show a new concept of the classroom to their students.
Introduction to a Smart Classroom
A lecture room that is technologically smart and can provide learning and teaching opportunities to increase learning outcomes much better than ever, is known as a Smart Classroom. In these smart classrooms learning is made fascinating with the adoption of new high-end digital technology, learning devices, special software products and visual and audio systems containing unlimited questions and adaptive quiz programs.
In today’s competitive world, it has become essential to provide quality education to every child by updating his skills with the help of the latest technologies. The level of education has been improved to the next level by introducing smart classrooms in today’s education system. Instead of taking away the students from education, these smart classrooms have provided them new opportunities in the existing setup of traditional classrooms.
Why are Smart Classrooms needed?
Today smart classrooms have become the need of the time due to their salient features like:
Collaborative Learning: Certain technology-powered products are used in smart classrooms in collaboration with traditional classroom courses to make them easy to understand for the children. The interactive display can be used collectively by the teachers and students to improve their thoughts and clarify their doubts using certain features of these dedicated devices or various other characteristics granted.
Interactive Display: To show active, interactive multimedia content on the plasma screen, an LCD screen or glass window of storefront, interactive displays are used. The system of a smart classroom can make a flat surface interactive by using camera-based devices with technology to recognize gestures.
App to assist teachers: Even in traditional classrooms teachers used to have assistants to help them. Similarly, in smart classrooms, there are apps to help them in preparing lessons for their students so that they can teach them concepts more effectively.
Curated Educational Material: Today, a large amount of curated teaching content is available online which can be used by the teachers, school administration and parents to teach their children. This online content is made relevant for classroom education by using filters and the latest information.
Creation of Lesson-Plan: Today’s smart classrooms have allowed the teachers to get rid of planning the lessons carefully as now they can plan lessons with the help of apps even at the last moment. They can get information regarding a particular topic within a few minutes just by logging in the assistant and asking it.
Remote Access to the Classroom: If students or teachers cannot attend the classroom due to any reason including illness even then they will not miss their teaching and learning as the smart classroom allows them to access their class even remotely. Students can attend their class from where they are with the permission of their teacher.
Animated Videos and Modules: Today’s educational system and smart classrooms have increased the level of smartness of the students as they can use the internet as an alternative source to get information of any kind. The children who know how to use the internet are attracted to smart classrooms because the animated content including pictures, videos and audio related to their lessons are displayed there. It helps the students to understand and remember their lessons more easily along with improving the style of teaching.
About Class Saathi
Class Saathi is a quiz platform powered by Artificial Intelligence which allows the students of Class 6 to Class 10 to review the level of their intelligence, and remain engaged to their learning.
In the classroom, Class Saathi provides mobile solutions for the students and teachers in the form of a clicker for students and apps for teachers, parents & administration. They also provide a desktop solution to the in the form of a clicker for students and for the teacher, along with a desktop app for teachers. At home, they provide student solutions in the form of a learning app powered by Saathi AI.