What’s the Right Technology for Classrooms in Government Schools?

What’s the Right Technology for Classrooms in Government Schools?

Updated: Mar 20

Introduction


Technology has changed education in India for the better. It has made education easily accessible. Introducing technology in India especially in the government schools was highly challenging due to various reasons from geographical distribution to the socio-economic condition of the students attending government schools.


Despite many difficulties, government schools have successfully integrated technology in their classrooms to an extent by introducing their students to multimedia-based study materials, audio-visual materials, etc. However, unlike private schools that adopted similar technologies such as ERP (Education Resources Planning), these schools are yet to make meaningful use of this software.


Technological Revolution in Government Schools - From Black Boards to Digital Boards


Over the past few years, government schools in India have developed a good reputation. Integration of technology in the government schools have let the students to be more confident about using technology and to learn better. It has also placed the government school students on a comparable platform with private school students for acquiring similar education as well as employment opportunities.


With technology, the teacher-student interaction is more robust today and it has helped the students to grasp tough subjects better. Technology has provided equal opportunities for quality education to students, bridging downthe gap between rural and urban India. Students in government schools are highly benefited as a result of technology in classrooms as they get personalized attention and are exposed to an innovative way of teaching. Technology has delivered learning depending upon the level of every student and at their own progress pace.



Types of Technology Used in the Classroom


1. Computers


Computers play a vital role in primary and secondary education classrooms owing to which higher education is now more accessible than ever. The majority of government schools have already used computers in the classroom. Computers have provided teachers with great opportunities to bring information to students and are widely used for creative skills. With technology and the internet, students have a lot of information at their fingertips.


2. Digital Microphones


Teachers can resort to wireless digital microphones to cope up with the endless noise. Microphones enhance the effectiveness of the lecture. The teacher's voice is transmitted to the speakers and is audible for every student present in the classroom. These wireless digital microphones are absolutely affordable and so government schools can manage to buy them in every classroom.


3. Clickers & mobile phones


Student response systems or clickers by Class Saathi are popular in the classrooms of government schools and students enjoy using them. They enable electronic submission of answers to MCQs. This way teacher can hear from the entire class. The whole class can participate in the activity, and the answers submitted by every student are recorded. It also enables the teachers to understand how well the students have understood what is being taught.



Bottom Line


Education is a lifetime process and there should be no limit on when to begin and end. Education is all about giving and receiving knowledge and information. Technology can speed up information delivery and improve the quality of education received. Many schools have already started to incorporate technology into their classrooms to further the academic performance of the students. If you want to join the journey of making education better, reach out to people and companies like us so we can help you.


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