Category Archives: Technology In School

Small Data is as Important as Big Data in K-12 Sector

When we entered the new millennium over a decade ago, our obsession with big data began. Individuals and companies, alike, came to realise the importance of collecting, maintaining and analysing data sets. From waking up in the morning and analysing sleeping patterns to weather forecasts, big data analytics have pervaded all aspects of our mundane… Read More »

Self-learning makes independent individuals

Self-learning without any external aide makes a student an independent thinker. Most importantly, it gives the student the freedom to make mistakes and learn from them. Therefore, when a child learns independently and cracks a difficult problem, it is a reward in itself. Students retain knowledge better when they learn on their own, as then… Read More »

Connected classrooms

By Dr. Dheeraj Mehrotra Teaching in schools should deliver ‘Ideas worth spreading like a virus’; however, with inspiration instead of sneezing! For teachers to be on the same page with their students in the class, they should go to their students’ wavelength, instead of expecting the opposite. Quality education is reflected through the implementation of… Read More »

Technology has led game-changing developments in today’s education

“Change is the only constant thing.” – Heraclitus In the past, education was happening solely with the help of a teacher. H/she was always the one to spearhead the learning process. Today, with the help of technology aids, the learning process is no more solely dependent on the teacher. In today’s era, one who wants… Read More »

Impact of technology on education in developing countries

In the past 50 years, education has seen lots of advancements in terms of technological assistance. Just 20 years back, computers were nowhere to be seen in classes. However today, this device owns a place of pride in nearly every household and school. With just a computer and an internet connection, one can reach out to every… Read More »

Let teachers do the teaching – effectively and efficiently

Although teaching is one of the most revered professions, many people from the non-teaching background actually do not understand what is required from a school teacher. Surprisingly, it is often believed (wrongly) that providing lectures and marking exam papers are the main activities involved in this profession. This naive interpretation can lead to an unfair… Read More »

Some tech skills that teens should acquire

Should teens need to acquire tech skills when they are in school? It is a long-debated topic, with different persons having different opinions. However, in today’s fast-evolving and tech-dominated world, it is now a ‘must’ for every teen to gain some technical expertise when they are in school. It will ultimately help them leverage modern… Read More »

Robotics: Ushering in a paradigm shift in the education industry

In today’s evolving world, life skills—such as problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, teamwork—are gaining importance like never before. No doubt, these skills cannot be honed in the traditional ‘chalk and talk’ classroom setting. Given this, more and more schools are adopting new-age learning methodologies to ensure the holistic development of their students. It has… Read More »

The significance of student information system in schools

Technological advancement has rendered a big fillip to day-to-day school activities. Advanced tools, such as student information system (SIS), have eased the daunting tasks of monitoring and updating students’ data–comprising their attendance records, results, grades, among others–providing a big relief to school management as well as its staff. A significant number of educational institutes have… Read More »

Common tools used in educational technology

The 20th century has witnessed the emergence of the digital education era. The transition from book-based to web-based education is now a ground reality, with traditional chalk-and-blackboard-equipped classrooms being replaced with smart class and pixel-based teaching methods across the nation. When it comes to educational tools and technologies, constant evolution is the name of the… Read More »