Paper and pen
And finally, the PC!
Technology has come a long way. Each development has been a force for good. Every teacher wants to improve their student’s relationship with learning in the long-term. That’s where a PC comes into the picture.
“It’s not about a child staring at a screen for 6 hours a day”
It’s anything but that. With a PC, a child has the opportunity to go beyond the classroom. Just like Vaishnavi turned her passion for cricket into something solid – no matter where a child is, they can read up on the Internet to their heart’s content. And, this is what makes a PC so essential for a child to realise their potential. The earlier, the better.
Here’s a child’s starting point for researching with the help of a PC: Three Ways A PC Can Help You Research
“It’s not about a teacher’s role being diminished”
Our teachers will always be our guru, our mentor, our biggest guide. A teacher is almost like another parent when it comes to the trust factor. Thus, a PC won’t replace teachers or lessen their role. A teacher will take on a more advisory and conversational role in the classroom. The objective is to get kids discussing concepts and really interacting with them, with the teacher being the facilitator of the said discussion. Which brings me to the most important way technology is helping education evolve.
“It’s all about being interactive”
The secret here is to create a classroom experience that’s dynamic and takes into consideration every child’s individual needs. Regardless of the class size or topic, via cloud services a teacher can keep track of their student’s progress and provide resources as and when needed. Furthermore, feedback can be almost immediate with digital quizzes and assessments – perfect to prepare students for the real thing.
A must-read guide for teachers: Your Three-Step Guide To Creating Engaging Class Assignments
Aarambh is a pan-India PC for Education initiative engineered to enhance learning using the power of technology; it is designed to help parents, teachers and children find firm footing in Digital India. This initiative seeks to connect parents, teachers and students and provide them the necessary training so that they can better utilise the PC for learning, both at school and at home.