Hyderabad: The day after the ICSE results came out this year, a top school in the city sent a thank-you letter to a smart classroom solution company.
The note attributed the school's 100 pass to the smart classroom they recently implemented.
In Hyderabad, new things in education are smart classrooms with touch screens and electronic classrooms
Five years ago, only one ordinary old blackboard was the key to each child's success, and today's study is not just a journey of classroom teaching and learning.
The days have passed for students to wait for the teacher to decide on a rare occasion to use the Over Head projector (OHP)
Or take classes with charts and models.
"Smart Classroom" and "E-learning" have now become new buzzwords for urban schools as many of them are installing the technology in their classrooms.
Smart class is a computer that has Internet access in the room and a screen connected to the computer that displays the information on the display to the entire class.
Package may include a hi-
Teachers can use a stylus to write on it or use a stylus to modify or edit a technical touchpad for the displayed image. The set-
Up also allows teachers to keep classes and notes in the database, and students can even access them online at home.
Of about 60 CBSE and ICSE schools in the city, more than 70 use electronics
Learn solutions and cheer up for their classroom lectures.
The whole school's study package includes
Conditional smart classroom with easy access to online or computerized learning content, sending homework by email
Mail and education tablets in some cases.
Although parents have different views on high-tech classrooms, technology experts say,
Learning is the future of education in this country, and Hyderabad is slowly achieving this goal.
The number of students enrolled in some urban schools proves the existence of technical courses.
"After we entered the smart classroom, the number of admissions increased by 15 percentage points.
Some parents are looking for schools that provide the same service, "said an official at a private school in the city.
Over the past five years, the Narayana Institutional Group and Sri chitanya Institutional Group have launched a range of technical schools.
In a country, at least three of the top 10 holders of IIT --
Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE)
Now, coach JEE receives guidance in the exchange classroom every year.
"We decided to launch e-
Classrooms offering competitive exam counseling in electronic exams
Capsule format, rich in concept, with interactive features, "said d v Rao, senior official of the Narayana institution Group.
With the city school's iconic black blackboard and chalk gradually being replaced by touchpads and LED screens, principals and teachers claim a marked improvement in student performance and level of engagement.
Seetha Kiran, president of Safilguda, a public school in DAV, said, "it helps children to better imagine and understand these concepts.
This kind of learning is permanent.
I also noticed myself that when doing power point presentations in class, their level of confidence and quality of the project have improved.
Thanks to this technique, the old technique of shouting "silence" or wiping the board to the table to attract the attention of the students also becomes redundant.
She added, "The children are also more attentive in class now, and they are not easily distracted and will not ask more questions.
Mogali Varalakshmi, principal of public schools in Jubilee Hill, said when talking about the impact on teachers, "I was a teacher at a city school earlier, I remember we had to try to fix the chalk on the big compass in geometry class;
We need to bring charts, maps and other materials to class every day.
But the technology makes it easier.
She added, "about three years ago, after we installed the smart classroom, the performance of the students increased by 25 to 50.
The children are now starting to give their own speeches in class.
"Parents also notice a change in the level of interest of their children, but do not deny the traditional teaching methods.
Parents of two schools J. Srinivas
"My kids are also studying at home now with educational CDs.
They must be more motivated to learn and show more interest in academics.
However, he insisted that traditional teaching methods could not be completely replaced by newer technologies.
"There should be a balance between the two, because it is very important for the child to have the teacher explain the concept verbally, use written notes and textbooks.
Other instruments can be used as AIDS, but not the only teaching method.
Sharmila Bhattacharya, head of the School of St. Andrew, Bowenpally, agreed.
"The teacher must not replace.
If teachers do not use these techniques effectively and creatively, even these techniques are useless.
Then, some schools don't think computer-based learning is important.
Some of the top schools that have achieved the best results in the state and central syllabus (CBSE and ICSE)
Board exams are those that don't have most of the emailsfrills.
For example, high school in St. Ann, ICSE, Secunderabad, still follows the old school learning method.
"We prefer simple time-tested teaching methods.
In addition to classroom training, we also have special lessons and review tests.
It is also a policy to provide additional care for disadvantaged students, "said B Jayabal, president of Gachibowli KV.
Some schools that do not adopt the "modern" teaching tools continue to be popular.
K Suresh, an official at KV Sanghatan, said: "There are a lot of parents and students who still want to enroll in schools that don't pay much attention to technology . ".
Hyderabad is a city where old and new coexist, and many parents still believe in cost-effective, high-quality education, which seems understandable.
"We teach children of great men who are educated under unfavorable conditions.
We tell them the story of Abraham Lincoln, who learns under the street lights and then contradicts ourselves, and we teach them that it is best to learn on a laptop.
Although many schools now offer smart classrooms, some parents in the city are critical of unnecessary add-ons
It's just the ons to make money, "says Ramnik Kaur, whose children study at the Meridian School in banhala Mountain.
Some city schools have recently launched an educational tablet for up to Rs 9,000.
But not everyone is in favor of a tab-driven education because they say it is not only a cost factor, but also a health issue for the children they are worried about.
Parents believe that not all parents want to impose technology on their children, just to prove that they are fashion too.
Educators want to know if e-learning is the definition of quality education.
"Some of our schools have achieved good results.
If you can teach students with blackboard and book, Why rely entirely on electronic teaching
Learning and smart classrooms, "said Sangata Mulally, a communications and voice researcher at Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
However, with the development of education, new equipment is expected to be used in the classroom.
"Newton, Einstein managed well without a smart class," and while many city schools are learning smart classes and e-learning systems, other schools that still rely on traditional teaching methods seem to stand
Saifabad Vidyaranya School is one of them.
Nandini Rao of Vidyaranya School said that the school has neither any teaching technology aids nor plans to do so in the future.
"This is because we believe that human touch is essential to learning, especially when teaching children," she said . ".
Speaking of the dangers of over-reliance on technology tools, she said, "technology itself tends to be an end, which is a big danger.
We are often fascinated by technology and forget that the child and his/her education are very important to the whole process, "Rao said.
She also added, "I believe the smart class is useful, but I'm sure the film will lose a lot of things --of-a-
A method of generating information.
There is a difference between information and knowledge, learning and wisdom.
People like Newton, Einstein and Beethoven did a good job without having a smart lesson.
Rao said, "I think parents still prefer schools like us because we give our children a childhood. ” The no-
Vidyaranya is known for its extra decor
Provide a favorable environment for healthy development.
However, Rao did not question these hi-
Technical teaching aids.
"E-learning materials will certainly become more and more popular, in part because they allow scalability that traditional methods do not allow," she said.
But teachers and books cannot and should not be replaced.
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