How Technology is Integrated into the Teaching Curriculum?
Blackboards, paper, pens are now replaced with mobile phones, laptops, etc with the advent of online learning. CBSE Schools all over India have now started embracing e-learning as a new way of teaching students. Playstore saw a sharp increase in downloads of learning and teaching apps. However, 30% of school teachers are not adept at using technology. Still, they are trying hard to get accustomed to technology.
How school are adapting technology?
Schools are realizing the value of digital transformation. That’s why they are integrating technology into their curriculum.
People are cursing Coronavirus for global recession and deaths. But it has also made 70% of the global population, go digital. Schools are breaking their stereotypical thoughts about technology.
School teachers and students have become major internet consumers in this lockdown.
Students studying in Aspam Scottish, one of the best Schools in Noida, are relying on video software’s for an educational conversation with their mentors. Apps like Zoom, Skype, Google hangouts are squeezing much attention from the school people.
To circulate study material, teachers are making PDF and PPT on a large scale to continue teaching.
Benefits of Technology in Teaching
● Enhances Individual contribution
● Saves Time and Efforts
● Better Collaboration & Communication
● Ease of access to online information
What technologies are used by CBSE Schools in the curriculum?
● Websites: Websites are the most important place to find information about organisations. Schools have shown high dependency on websites to provide useful knowledge to both parents and students. The main function of websites is to aware parents about the fee structure, admission process, extra-curriculum, faculty, programs, etc. There is no need to travel miles to get the information. Students can get access to time tables, exam results, online report cards, whitepapers, syllabus, events, etc.
● Mobile apps for students: India has 503 million smartphone users which are expected to surge by 30% in the year 2022. Majority of schools in Noida have launched their own mobile app for their faculty & and students. The primary motive of apps is to provide virtual information about syllabus, exam dates, study material, school fees, time table. Some CBSE schools are also found using attendance management apps to automate the attendance system. However, this technology is used in scarcity i.e. only 2% of schools give value to mobile apps.
● File sharing apps: Teachers on a daily basis share a lot of study material. Be it short notes, research papers, questionnaires, projects, or sample test assignments. It becomes difficult for students to keep important photocopies. Plus, it wastes a lot of paper. That’s where the need for file sharing apps arrived. Aspam CBSE school in Noida has now adopted cloud-based sharing. With this, teachers can share documents with their students by uploading the file on a common server. For example- Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive.
● Social media: In past few years, schools have recognized the caliber of social media in promoting education. It is the best tool for interaction and communication between school teachers and students. Students can be friends with their teachers and alumni to have a subjective discussion. Schools don’t need any monetary investment as it is free to use. There are no geographical restrictions. It can be used to alert students and parents about the admissions, latest events, competition, annual celebration, etc.
● YouTube: YouTube is a great source of free online content for both teachers and students. Through effective use, Schools can boost online learning among students. Even many CBSE Schools in Noida have their own YouTube channel. They share videos related to dance competitions, annual day event, festive activities, awards distribution ceremony, and more. With YouTube channel, schools can host online competitions, lectures, or award ceremonies.
● Video conferencing softwares: Video software such as Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, etc. help CBSE school teachers to record lectures without any interruption. Whereas students can easily access that recorded lesson through a login id and password. This process is usually followed in Zoom call software. Aspam Scottish School in Noida has even hosted multiple doubt sessions with students through video conferencing tool.
● E-Books: Shifting from paper books to E-books are now on the list of many schools. In order to sustain lockdown, schools are focusing on E-book production to share unlimited information at any time of the day. E-books are cheaper to produce and easy to distribute on the internet. It is a very convenient option for students as it can be carried on a mobile. Plus, it demands zero space in a bag or a shelf.