Smart school is a learning institution that has been systemically reinvented in terms of teaching and learning. For the improvement of the school management processes in order to help students cope and leverage on the information age. Smart school consists of a smart class, smart information and smart management. Although when you hear such things, the first thing that comes to mind is an educational space with a lot of cutting edge technology. Smart schools will use ICT and ICT-enabled tools to engage in two-way, participative learning. Some words of Smart Schools like Smart School, TS DigiSchools, TS DigiClasses, TS Smart Schools, TS Smart Classes, eSmart Schools, eSmart Classes, Digital Lessons, Wi Fi Schools, eSchools, eContent, Communication Technology (ICT) tools
Aiming to streamline the ‘smart school’ concept in government schools, education department has passed a model to define the term and the functionality of a smart school. With each district having its own version of a ‘smart school’, some even using the term with mere installation of an LCD in one classroom the education department took this decision.
From LED television sets, LED projector, Laptop, Printer with scanning facility, biometric attendance device, wi-fi zone, e-content, Building as Learning Aid (BaLA), Internet connectivity and school management software, the smart school model defines these parameters for each school as the requisites for a smart school.
As, many rapid changes are occurring in our life, either it may be usage of science and technology or natural resources. The main aim of a person to lead life more comfortably than their ancestors and surroundings. When compared to past the nature of working and working hours also increased.
To achieve the goal we have to work hard simultaneously we have to learn new methods, ways to make easier our journey. So, this should happen from childhood only mainly from the school level. Already many schools are implementing the digi classes. By this student can reinforce the subject which was already learnt. So, our govt is deciding to introduce smart schools.
Where in this schools, there is no usage of pen, paper, slate, slate pencil, heavy loads of bags. Everything can be learnt by computers and smart boards. As, pilot project education dept have been selected 2 schools in Hyderabad and if it will be successful there it will be extended to other schools also. This programme in those specified schools will start from this academic year only. To that normal classes are going to be changed into smart classes. To maintain labs, systems etc education dept will take IT’s help.
If it succeeds, teachers will be trained under professionals the method of teaching using smart board, this system will be introduced from 6th – 8th, 9th (if necessary). From each class 3-4 children are selected and trained on using systems. These will help other children to learn easily. Maintanence of there labs will be done by private institutions. Already in 2,200 schools of our state, the digital lessons are going to come in to existence. These lessons are prepared by our teachers in the form of CDs. Already in Mahabubnagar dist palamakula govt school these lessons are started, according to the availability these services will be expanded.