School Leaders Highlight “How Technology Transforms Classrooms into Joyful Experiences” | Elevate Ep. 4

July 12, 2023 | By: Extramarks

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With the sudden shift due to Covid-19 in the education sector, integrating technology in classrooms is no longer an option but a necessity. Technology enables interactive and collaborative learning, and enhances student engagement. Extramarks held a webinar titled “Happy Classrooms: Transforming Classroom Experience with Technology ” to look into the subject of transforming the classroom experience using technology. 

The webinar brought together experts in the field of education, 

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1. Mr. Sharad Tiwari, Principal, Mayoor Chopasni School, Jodhpur

2. Dr. B. Vijayakumar, Director, Vels Group of Schools, Chennai

3. Ms. Reshu Ganjoo, Mentor IT Department, Delhi Public School, Faridabad

4. Ms. Divya Dwivedi, Principal, Delhi Public School, Kamptee Road, Nagpur

5. Ms. K.E. Jeremiah, Principal, All Saints’ College, Nainital

6. Ms. Poonam Singh Jamwal, Director, Extramarks Education

who shared their knowledge on the benefits of technology, efficient classroom experience, importance of implementing sustainable technology and recommendations for transforming classrooms into a happy place for students.

Key Takeaways from the Webinar:

1. Technology fosters Interaction and Productivity in the Classroom:

Technology has revolutionized classroom experiences by adding digital learning spaces and; students can now access learning materials in the form of videos, animations, and more. The webinar also included how technology has become accessible and how with the help of AI ( Artificial Intelligence ) and VR ( Virtual Reality )  enable students from any corner of the world to learn together. This has increased engagement; students can now easily participate and interact with their classmates and this also somehow helps a 45-minute class session to be a 100% productive one.

2. Technology encourages faster Course Completion:  

Moreover, the panellists also shared their views on how technology has made learning more interactive and fun both for teachers and students, leveraging gamification and multimedia to enrich the learning experience and because of which students learn faster and the curriculum gets completed faster and before time which gives students a satisfaciton that they’ve achieved their target and which also helps teachers give extra time to the weak students or the ones who need more attention. 

3. Technology has evolved from a Luxury to a Necessity:

The webinar also supported how with the rapid integration of technology into our lives, education has also significantly advanced in the past few decades. The pandemic accelerated the pace of transformation, and technology has become a crucial aspect of modern-day classrooms. The panellists in the webinar discussed how technology is transforming classroom and learning styles as well especially subjects like Mathematics have equations and trigonometry that has been made easier to learn with the use of technologies that helps in making classrooms  a more happy place to be.

4. Technology supports Teachers with Personalized Learning:

The webinar also covered how engagement through online platforms has become prevalent, and teachers can now leverage different tools to make classes more interactive. With features like video conferencing, screen sharing, etc., teachers can conduct online assessments, provide personalized feedback, and track progress. 

5. Sustainable Technology builds a Happy Environment:

The panellists also discussed how the key to implementing sustainable technology in classrooms is to have a comprehensive plan, invest in reliable infrastructure, and offer continuous training and support. A well-thought-out digital strategy of the Ed-Tech agencies should be to empower schools and teachers which allows them to create a happy environment in the classroom and also amplify the learning experience and ensure that students are well-prepared for a technologically advanced world. 

6. Technology Improves Clarity : 

The foundation of learning is for students to ask “WHY,” which is the curiosity that arises in their minds about anything, and by receiving answers to their questions, they increase their self-esteem. Now comes the role of digital learning through technologies, which aids in the basic clearing of the topics and provides students with the roadmap, and leads to the channels through which they feel satisfied. As a result, a classroom is said to be joyful when the learning is completed.

You can access the webinar recording here:

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To ensure the success of a digital transformation, schools need to offer continuous training and support to teachers and students. This can involve providing professional development opportunities, offering technical assistance, and creating engaging resources for ongoing learning. By offering the right tools, support, and infrastructure, schools can create happy classrooms and efficient collaborative learning environments that set students up for success in the classroom. Throughout the webinar, the panellists’ upfront views shed light on how technology can make classrooms happier places to be. 

Let us embrace technology’s potential to transform classrooms and make them happier places for children to learn.

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