We all are living in an era where Internet is spreading its wings up to all possible fields to show its unmatchable effectiveness. That said; the education field is certainly not an exception. This is evident in the latest introduction of a SMART class that is a totally new but creative concept in the field of education. It is a learning environment wherein online education and e-learning replace textbooks and notebooks. Moreover, the new system that taps the full power of the Internet in schools is not only a dream come true but also the necessity of the time.
A SMART class consists of computers, Internet, projectors, and other multimedia gadgets like tablets and home theaters. With all learning elements changing, the role of a teacher also changes in this new class. As expected, a smart class enables students to use the World Wide Web that actually has the power to remove boredom, trigger interest, and eventually change the old thinking pattern of students as well as the learning theory.
A SMART classroom facilitates easy transition between lessons and quick assessments, reduces the setup time for classroom, schedules the learning period, and increases focus on teaching as well as learning. Because of the instant assessment and management tools, a teacher can effortlessly move between the students to meet the learning needs of the students. Set up to work with the existing wireless or wired network, a SMART class enables quick connection or allows you to stay connected so that the teacher can focus on supporting the learning of students instead of tackling or monitoring connectivity issues. While the teacher enjoys teaching the students without any kind of hassles, the student also feels interested to learn due to improved focused learning.
With spontaneous quizzes or fixed tests rendered via multimedia, a teacher can easily assess the understanding of each student. Not only that, with interesting images and multimedia animations, even the most boring or least interested student feels like responding to questions from their own computers. The results are instant, which are automatically tracked and recorded in the integrated grade book due to which it becomes easy to assess the student understanding and offer precise feedback.
A SMART classroom also supports collaborative learning for both students and teachers due to which the engagement of students is guaranteed. A teacher not only can access all lesson materials but also student computers from a single convenient location. Further, she or he can easily manage and deliver interactive lessons for building communication and problem-solving skills.
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