Arunachal to have smart classrooms soon

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh will soon introduce the concept of smart classes in government-run schools, which will see use of information and communications technology (ICT) to impart education. These classes would be introduced in all 264 government higher secondary and secondary schools across the state from class 9 to class 10 in a phased manner.
The decision was taken by Chief Minister Pema Khandu today during a cabinet meeting, in which a presentation with respect to the functioning of smart classes was made, an official communiqué stated. “With the introduction of smart classes, the experience of learning will become simpler and grasping. Especially, it will help to demystify learning of mathematics and science subjects,” Khandu said.
The chief minister also said, the introduction of smart classes would be carried out on a pilot basis at select government schools. On success of the project, it would be extended to the rest of the government higher secondary and secondary schools.
With the introduction of smart classrooms, the blackboards would give way to digital screens, and pens would be replaced with keyboards. The smart classrooms would use Knowledge Yan, which is a compact teaching aid.
The state government also plans to equip students with tablets and multimedia kits so that they could get all required content in order to interact with the tutors easily. This would make the learning process easier for the students to have better appreciation of the lessons taught, the communiqué said.
The chief minister, appreciating the project said that children would not be restricted to textbooks only but would be free to browse the internet in order to help themselves with answers.
The course content in the K-Yan kit would be based on CBSE and NCERT syllabus. (PTI)

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