Smart Class Rooms

The classrooms are bright and airy. The furniture and decor of each classroom at The Gurukripa Public  School has been designed for different student groups to facilitate improved teaching and learning. 

The classrooms at The GPS are also equipped with modern technological teaching aids like computers, projectors and smart boards.

When we hear the word ‘classroom’, the first things we think about are teachers, blackboards, chalk, and duster. But today, technology has surpassed our imagination of the classroom. 

During the pandemic, we have seen a noticeable increase in educational standards, advancements, and innovations in the field of education. Schools and other educational institutions have adopted modern teaching methods through virtual whiteboards, projectors, and other audio/visual components. All these elements of a smart class make learning fun and interesting for the students and enable teachers to teach effectively. 

Our smart classroom technology is a boon for the education system. It boosts the confidence of the students and encourages them to think beyond their imagination. GPS has adopted the smart class technology long before; as we know, students of today are the futures of tomorrow, and it is only right that we invest in a better tomorrow.

Advantages of Smart Classroom 

Here is a list of some major benefits of using smart classroom technology:

Enhanced Learning Experience

A digital smart classroom provides enhanced teaching and learning experience. At GPS, we try to make lessons come alive through smart classes, providing audio-visual exposure to the students. We use the TeachNext tool to illustrate the information using photos, graphs, maps, flowcharts, and animated videos. This makes learning more exciting and easy to understand. Learning through visuals helps the students to learn and memorize the topic for a prolonged period of time.

Interactive Learning Experience

Vidhyashram uses a Moodle Management System, which eases the process of learning. 

  • It helps the teachers engage students with media and explain each part of the lesson with some special effects and graphic presentations. 
  • It facilitates easy communication with students via messaging, forums, and mobile notifications. 
  • It helps to create a quick FAQ session between teachers and students where students can clear their doubts.
  • Teachers can monitor the students’ progress and motivate them with digital rewards.

Easy Access to Online Resources 

We all know that smart classes are synchronized with computers and the internet, enabling easy access to online resources. Teachers can explain any topic on a practical basis, and students can download and watch already recorded videos to clear their doubts. To make this process easier and enhance the teaching-learning experience, Vidhyashram uses Google for Education. 

  • We use Google Meet to help the teachers conduct classes and easily converse via videos.
  • Google Classroom is used to watch the recorded videos, distribute assignments, and provide feedback in the grading tool. 
  • myCBSEguide platform is used by students for video lessons, online tests, chapter-wise textbook solutions, sample papers, and test papers.

Time Saving Technology

Students are habitual in writing notes in the class, which tends to divert their attention from learning. But with the help of the smart class, notes and presentations can be shared directly with the students. Various tools can also help teachers distribute assignments, provide feedback, and involve in discussions. 

Eco Friendly

Smart classrooms utilize smart gadgets for learning and teaching, which partially eliminates the use of paper, pen, ink, pencils, etc. The lectures are delivered digitally, and everything is available online; hence there is no need for writing and printing information. We can say, this is one of the major benefits of smart classes to keep nature healthy and green. 

Increased Productivity

Smart classes help in developing interest among students and avoid boredom. The use of smart technology in the class attracts students’ attention by displaying animated media, such as videos, pictures, and audio which creates better learning outcomes. It not only enhances the aesthetics of teaching but also helps students visualize concepts in their minds, making learning easier. 

Highly Effective

According to Psychologists, visual learning using smart technology elements like images, graphs, flow charts, videos, etc., are considered highly effective and help students grasp the concepts quickly. Smart classrooms also reduce distractions, and therefore, students can concentrate more and retain more information. 

Motivate Students

A smart classroom uses smart class equipment like a digital board, projectors, computers, LED, etc., for imparting quality education. The audio/visuals displayed through the equipment are intriguing for students and helps build interest in them. It also works in sharpening the creative imagination of students. For instance, in a smart class, when a student sees a seed turn into a plant, he gets an idea of how to draw a plant with all its details.