Smart classrooms are very much beneficial in teaching-learning process in a school. We make use of an appeal to audio-visual senses of students in using smart boards. These smart boards are like a computer screen which are finely handled by a teacher and also by students to provide active participation.
Some of the benefits for Smart board used inside a classroom are:
1. Appeal to audio-visual senses:
By using smart boards in a classroom, we are appealing to both the audio sense and visual senses of students. Learning in such a way is very effective as the information is strongly embedded in kids mind this way.
2. No wastage of time:
In traditional type of classroom, a lot of time was wasted in drawing diagrams on the black/white boards, whereas in Smart-boards, diagrams are in memory and thus time is utilized more for the active learning part.
3. No chalk Dust:
Some teachers and even front line students used to suffer from chalk dust getting into their eyes and lungs. This had ill effect on health. Using smart-board we are eliminating this health issue.
4. Virtual field trips:
Students are taken virtually to field trips while teaching, say, a teacher is covering a lesson on desert animals, using smart-board, we could give a tour of desert like Sahara or Kalahari to teach this topic.
5 Marker Feature:
Smart board teaching is not 'see-only', we could use special markers to underline or mark an important location while teaching. We can even write on it to make the concept more clear.
6. Inbuilt library:
Smart board have an inbuilt library in it which enables a teacher to have an instant look at it in case of requirement. He/she may not have to scan a real library for this.
7. Active learning:
Smart boards leads to active learning process where both the teacher and the students are involved. This leads to strong reinforcement of information in students.
Smart boards have many advantages and every class room should have it for the ease of teaching learning process; though I strongly believe that only a strong motivation is the basic of any learning process and can be carried out in any situation.