Daily Archives: September 4, 2015

Smart Classrooms: A New Window to Growth of Education by BenQ

Smart Classrooms: A New Window to Growth of Education by BenQ

Technology has touched not one but every single vertical the world operates in. Education today is not restricted to the four walls of the classrooms of yesterday where the exchange of ideas was restricted to the typically recommended books and hard-coded courses. The 21st century has necessitated utilisation of the largest reservoir of information- The World Wide Web; thus, creating an ecosystem of opinions, beliefs and considerations of what we know as modern education. Since every speck and particle now exists in a huge cloud called the ‘internet’, why not consider an amalgamation of cloud sourcing and technology with our educational system? Why not make classrooms ‘Smarter’. Since the concept of digital is now introduced to us, anyone, anywhere across the globe can now access, gain and share the learnings and experiences across the 3-billion internet users who are also constantly adding their bits to the information pool. Books have now changed to e-books, personal computers to tablets, blackboard to a whiteboard which is connected to a projector, and 2D to 3D learning.

Rich multimedia material for student makes Smart Classroom more co-operative and interesting. Its basic constituents are a personal computer, projector, and interactive white board. With this impression, a class can now virtually elucidate a simple chemical reaction between two compounds via YouTube, the geography of rivers can be understood through Google Maps and lectures presented via Skype, which saves time and avoids hardships of travel. Today, many universities and educational institutions provide global programmes riding on the back of these technologies making it possible for people from different parts of the world, sitting in different time zones be able to access content at the same time. Today, the art of educating in smart classrooms is happening more through screens- be it television, laptop or films. Basis the promise that the industry shows, a wide variety of companies have started investing in this direction- anti glare screens, projectors, interactive white boards, video access, learning capsules- you name it and the industry is getting more and more robust. Companies like BenQ that holds the top position in projectors market, are providing bright solutions to the classroom as well. Educators and administrators are enhancing learning with the help of BenQ projection systems.

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PM Narendra Modi Interacts with School Children on the Eve of Teachers' Day

PM Narendra Modi Interacts with School Children on the Eve of Teachers’ Day

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi interacting with school children through video conferencing, on eve of the Teachers' Day, at Manekshaw Centre, in New Delhi on September 04, 2015.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today interacted with school children from across the country, on the eve of Teachers' Day. In a unique event anchored entirely by school children themselves, the Prime Minister released commemorative coins of denomination Rs. 125, and Rs. 10, to mark the birth anniversary of India's second President, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. The Prime Minister also launched the website for Kala Utsav, an initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to promote arts in education by nurturing and showcasing the artistic talent of school students at the secondary stage in the country.

In his opening remarks on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that there is a special significance of interacting with school children on the eve of Teachers' Day. He said a teacher is known by the accomplishments of his students. He said that while a mother gives birth, it is the teacher who actually provides life.

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