Visual knowledge has more impact than reading knowledge as it gives you audio-visual aide. It facilitates the teacher and clears the abstract concepts which can be shown easily with the help of smart classrooms. So the smart classrooms in 42 government schools in the district have proved to be a boon for the schools, as this has increased the enrolment of students in the respective schools.
The data of five government primary schools shows that 166 students got themselves enrolled in the schools after the installation of smart classrooms.
At Government Primary School, Giaspura, the school has a strength of 1,266 students and after the installation of two smart classrooms, the school has admitted 84 new students in Classes 1 to 5. Prakashwinder Singh, head teacher at the school, said, “Our school had 1,266 students already and after July, we admitted 86 students in the school. No doubt, the smart classrooms has made a difference and the students get attractive and wait for this period every day.”
However, at government primary school, Gobind Nagar, a total of 22 new students were enrolled in the school. Students said they have joined the school due to smart classrooms . Before installation of smart classrooms, the school had as many as 244 students and now there are 265 students in the school. Sarabjit Singh, head teacher at the school, said, “To improve the enrolment from the next session, we will install boards outside our school to make people aware of the smart classrooms. So that more students can take admission in the school and can get this benefit.”
A student, Rajan Kumar of Class 4, said, “There is no television set at my home and when I get to know from one of my friends about this smart class facility, I decided to join the government school. I am very fond of watching television and goes to my friend ‘s house to watch cartoons in the evening.”
ROTARY CLUB INITIATIVE
Rotary Club, Ludhiana, had donated smart classes in 42 government primary schools in the district in July.
WHAT ARE SMART CLASSROOMS?
Smart classrooms are technology-enhanced classrooms that foster opportunities for teaching and learning by integrating learning technology, such as computers, specialised software, audience response technology, assistive listening devices, networking, and audio/visual capabilities. Classroom services lead the support, design, and planning for campus learning spaces.
In these smart classrooms, there is no need of internet facility as the software installed in the equipment will enable the students to study without the internet. In the smart classrooms, there will be LEDs, DEL computers, UPS, software teaching aids to teach the students effectively.