Smart classrooms for smart children in Arunachal Pradesh

July 16, 2017, 10:50 am
Itanagar(Arunachal Pradesh ): Arunachal pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu  launched the ‘Smart Classroom’ project at Govt. Higher Secondary School here, under the Chief Minister’s Adhunik Shiksha Yojana.
 
The Chief Minister said  that with the introduction of ‘Smart Classroom’ using the Knowledge Yan (K-Yan), it would give a big push to Arunachal’s education sector ushering in a bright future for the coming generation.
 
He informed that the ‘Smart Classroom’ project was undertaken through a tri-partite agreement between state's education and IT department and EdCIL (India) Limited. As per the agreement, the project would be introduced in govt-run primary, upper-primary, secondary and higher-secondary schools in the coming three years.
In phase one of implementation, 713 govt-run schools will be covered that includes 100 higher secondary schools, 182 secondary schools, 178 upper primary schools and 253 primary schools, informed the Chief Minister.
Khandu said that 21 master trainers and 1097 teachers across 21 districts have been imparted training on ‘Smart Classroom’, out of which 103 teachers are from state capital region.
 
The Chief Minister said it might take some time for the teachers to familiarize themselves with the electronic teaching devices and might face some problems. But with time such trivial issues can be overcome when we understand the myriad advantages the use of technology in classroom teachings offers.
 
 The Chief Minister appreciated the efforts of EdCIL Company and the state education department for creating a rich content of information in the K-Yan device as teaching aid for students from kindergarten to Class XII. He informed that content for Hindi teaching will be completed by August this year.
 
 He also said the teaching device uses rich multimedia platform that can display visual contents using videos and pictures, which will empower the teachers and students in their teaching and learning experience.
 
Complex topics can be made easy to understand using visual contents, said the Chief Minister and emphasized on strengthening the training process for teachers to familiarize them with the teaching kit.

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