Geniies – “Adding life to education”


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BENEFITS OF SMART CLASSROOMS:

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Introduction of concept in a thrilling and exciting manner.

A student’s better engagement with the content on a smart board is dynamic and visually more appealing.

Storage of teachers written notes.

Teaching skills can be enhanced by showing various videos to the students.

Scope for the integration of different types of technology and other novel ways to the teachers to present lesson.

Geniies smartschool brings about a complete transformation in classrooms. This results in faster and accurate understanding of the concepts in class and helps improve the overall academic performance of students. Teachers are able to keep students engaged in the learning process and also get an instant and accurate assessment of learning outcomes achieved at the end of the class.

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Smart class

Smart classSmart Class is a Smart concept for Smart Educators of Smart Schools. “Smart Class” includes Smart Learning Techniques, Smart classroom management, Smart Learning environment and Smart Learning Materials. Internet, projector and other multimedia devices are the main parts of smart classrooms. Now blackboard and chalks is replacing by white board, projectors and the pointer. Really it is an amazing than traditional teaching learning system. Smart class is a class of modern age. There will be fully multimedia enabled audio-visual classrooms in a smart classroom. It will be quite different than traditional class. In a smart classroom the teacher works as a facilitator in learning.


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Habits of Highly Effective Students:

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Don’t attempt to cram all your studying into one session.

Plan when you’re going to study.

Study at the same time.

Each study time should have a specific goal.

Start with the most difficult subject first.

Make sure you’re not distracted whiles you’re studying.

Use study groups effectively.

Review your notes, schoolwork and other class materials over the weekend.

Practice testing.


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Traditional and Virtual Classroom

Traditional classroom

Virtual Classroom

Class timing

  • Schedule is fixed and pre-decided. Students and teachers have little say in this decision.
  • Schedule can be flexible, according to the needs of both teacher and students.
  • Class duration is fixed and usually not extendable, as the next class waits to use the classroom.
  • Class duration is easily extendable, instructor and student time permitting.
  • While extra classes can be scheduled, they’re often impractical and usually result in low attendance
  • Schedule extra classes at your convenient time and study from the luxury of home.

Learner groups

  • Students can be a homogenous group, sharing overlapping social circles and customs.
  • Students can be a heterogeneous group, even global, with a variety of non-intersecting (and perhaps conflicting) social circles and customs.
  • Students typically fall within a similar age, profession, or academic background.
  • Student composition may vary greatly in age, profession, and academic background.

Teaching methodology

  • Classes are typically teacher–driven and teacher-centric.
  • Classes can be technology-driven and learner-centric, with the teacher as a facilitator. Teachers have better teaching tools to effectively engage learners. Virtual classrooms allow students more freedom to create, experiment, explore and steer the class. This freedom can produce improved student performance.
  • Traditional teaching tools are used, such as lecture notes, charts, blackboard writing, showing physical models, laboratory experiments, etc
  • Modern teaching tools are used, such as multimedia, animation, 3D modeling, virtual, etc.
  • Learning environment can be dull and fun in class is kept to a minimum to avoid disciplinary issues.*
  • Learning environment can be stimulating and fun. Moderation tools allow the teacher to easily control the class, just in case things get out of hand!

Collaboration in learning

  • Teacher and students collaborate in the physical classroom.
  • Teachers and students collaborate online via audio, video, and text chat.
  • It’s hard to address the needs of different levels of learners in a single class.  If there aren’t additional resources available for groups such as slower or gifted students, they often have to make do with a one-size-fits-all average class.
  • It’s easier to work with different learner types. Divide a single virtual classroom into breakout sessions, and let students of different levels work at their own pace, while the teacher moderates and facilitates.
  • Usually one teacher per class. Difficult to bring in guest speakers due to physical and travel constraints.
  • Easier to involve multiple teachers, and to bring in guest speakers from anywhere in the world.
  • Mostly single subject learning due to space and scheduling constraints.
  • Inter-disciplinary and off-beat subjects easy to teach and learn, thanks to lack of space and fewer scheduling constraints.

Evaluation

  • Evaluation involves taking tests, and handing in manually-graded assignments. Time-consuming and  results are slow.
  • Automated evaluation conducted through online tests. Results are quick, accurate, and completely transparent. Generate feedback through online polls and immediate results so that further class learning is steered accordingly.

Recording

  • Class is held, and if you forget to note something down or can’t attend, you’ve missed it.
  • Classes are recorded, including audio, video and even screen. Students can review the instructor’s exact explanation and methods, and administrators can review both the instructor’s and students’ performance.

Common distractions

  • Common distractions include breaks, student interruptions, and administrative details.
  • Common distractions include internet problems, and students indulging in other online activities.

Cost

  • Setting up classroom infrastructure is expensive.
  • A computer, a basic Internet connection, a headphone, and a web camera (optional) are less expensive.
  • Buses, cars, and other travel methods have to be engaged to get students to and from school.
  • No travel costs. Teach and learn from anywhere.
  • Difficult for professionals to attend courses for professional development, due to work and other commitments making it impossible to find something that fits their schedule and location.
  • Professionals can take classes from home, anytime (even late nights or early mornings). Technology Based Training (TBT) yields a time savings of 35-45% over traditional classroom instruction.
  • Classrooms need water, electricity, etc.
  • Virtual Classroom is green teaching, saves paper, and any other such costs.
  • Overhead results in high fees for a course in a physical school.
  • Classes conducted in virtual classrooms are comparatively cheaper, as much as 80% Classes conducted in virtual classrooms are comparatively cheaper, as much as 80%.


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Samacheer Kalvi

Samacheer Kalvi means a system of providing uniform education to all students of Tamilnadu. The education must comprises uniform syllabus, uniform examination pattern and uniform evaluation scheme. By following this type of uniform education we can provide impartial education to all children irrespective of region such as rural /urban, caste upper /lower, religion etc. The main goal of samacheer kalvi is offering impartial education to all children in the school level.


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CBSE vs ICSE vs State board

Education in India is very highly dependent on the syllabus offered and most parents choose schools based on the syllabus it offers rather than on the kind of education imparted by the school.

Schools in India offer both Indian and International syllabus some of which are:

National – CBSE – Central Board of Secondary Education.
ICSE- Indian Certificate of Secondary Education
State Board- Approximately 30 State Boards.

CBSE Syllabus:
It is one of the most prestigious educational boards of India. CBSE is a National and powerful education board. It incorporates with International trends.
The syllabus is offered in more scientific manner. The CCE way of assessing the students is holistic in approach.
CBSE also has the benefit of a desirable status with International universities. For proof one can see CBSE Schools in operation in Singapore, Russia, Africa and Middle East. Of the top 100 schools in India 90 schools have CBSE syllabus.

ICSE Syllabus:
The syllabus followed by the ICSE board is more comprehensive and complete, encompassing all fields with equal importance.
Students who are interested in careers in the lines of management and humanities will find the curriculum followed under ICSE to be more interesting and challenging, not to mention fruitful.
Certification under the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education board will be recognized around the world, particularly by foreign schools and universities when compared to the central board’s local margin.
Due to the emphasis laid on English in ICSE, students from this board may hold a slight edge over other students in exams like TOEFL.

Stateboard Syllabus:
Each state has its own variance from the NCERT syllabus and adds up its local flavor. State government predominantly dictates languages taught and medium of instruction.
Relatively easy syllabus for board exams.
Age is another factor that varies from state to state.
As per the new government directive, many state boards have adopted the NCERT syllabus for Math and Science in Grades 11 and 12.