The fundamentals of a children are built from their curiosity; they wonder, examine and question and that’s how they learn. Consider a 5-year-old when he puts his hand in a bucket of hot water or cold water; he explores the pre-concepts of temperature or when the water is poured in different sized containers; he discovers the concepts of mass and volume.
If a child remains inquisitive, he will continue to explore, learn and grow. Consider another example; when a curious child notices the larva of a butterfly for the first time on a plant and he is given further information on the subject, his curiosity heightens, which leads him to repeat the process by visiting the garden. His understanding expands when he learns the transformation process from an egg, to a caterpillar, to a larva and then a butterfly. This discovery gives him delight which he is likely to narrate it to his parents, friends or even teachers and he will be applauded as a result. This cycle of learning and acceptance helps build confidence and self-esteem in the child.
However, when these children reach their teens their curiosity takes a step back. They are laden with so much information that they lose the grasp on the subject. Education Technology is what helps in bridging this mentioned gap because it understands that every child has unique ways of comprehending a chapter. If the learning material i.e. the digital content in a classroom is represented in the visual format or the concepts are explained with the help of a 5-minute video, won’t then the students comprehend the chapter better?
Not all concepts can be explained through lecture; but if an experiment, diagram or a visual representation accompanies a lesson; the percolation will be exceptional. So, when the boy will be struggling with the basic concept in mathematics, rather than sabotaging his confidence by thinking that ‘I can’t understand therefore I must be stupid’ he can think ‘I don’t get this so let’s try the digitized method of learning’.
Considering the aspect of dwindling curiosity which is one of the major drawbacks in the traditional school education, smart classrooms comes as a reprieve to the present and future education of our country. One of the major successors in the digital education space; K-Yan a portable and compact multimedia device helps create a stimulating learning environment in a classroom. It is a ‘6-in-one’ interactive, affordable, easy-to-use, teaching learning model that transform the blackboard into an interactive board. The digital content in classrooms has proven to increase the rates of retention, improve learning outcomes and boost confidence in students. K-yan is featured as one of the top 10 cutting edge technologies in India that has been able to transform to education space.
This learning model redefines the way we look at a classroom; the students begin to comprehend better and understand what they learn best, they recognize their strengths and weakness and what they should do to succeed and in this perspective teachers’ tasks also become easier. Students at the end should feel comfortable asking for help and assistance.