What is it ?? The second generation Intel-powered classmate PC is a mobile personal learning device for students in emerging markets. Developed specifically to enhance teaching and learning, classmate PCs engage children with “real PC” performance in a rugged, kid-friendly design. Classmate PCs come with practical, education-oriented features that improve the learning experience for students, teachers, parents, and schools.
Why to use it ? As it offers a literacy and language arts program for students and teachers. This could very well be an initiative for e-learning. It enhances the creativity. It provides an easy interface for the user. It provides a greater range of internet connectivity which help in e-learning. It provides the entertainment way of learning which develops the interest of user in seeking knowledge from it. It provides easy communication between teachers , students and parents.
why should we use it in SPSU? It helps to facilitate collaboration with students and teachers, which promotes the creation of group activities and enhances the fun of the learning experience. It reduces the paper work for both students and teachers , students can place their seminar reports , project work directly on their PC which can be accessed by their faculty. Faculty can place their notes , research material which could be beneficial for the students. The curriculum record and academic record of students can be delivered to their parents by this technology , so there is no need of dispatching letters to parents.
How will we implement it We are going to implement it by giving proper training to teachers , students and parents about how to use this Intel classmate PC’s. We will give practicing assignments to teachers and students like making PowerPoint presentations , fetching data from internet which will make them more familiar with internet.
Benefits for students Learn computing environment. Learn educational content on latest technology. It can improve the student’s learning experience through innovative, interactive content .
Benefits for Teachers Proper management of classroom. Teaching experience become more comfortable . Control all PCs in classroom simultaneously.
Benefits for Parents Learn technology along with child. Parents can monitor when and what child is accessing. It can helps parents to keep a close watch on their children by receivingfeedback from teachers and facilitating parent-teacher communication.