DCR-DIGITAL CLASS ROOM
The Digital class room (see alsoflippedclassroom blendinglearningwithsmartclassroom) refers
to the technologyenabledclassroomswhere studentlearningandinteractionwiththe instructor
and pearsisfullysupportedtothe strategic use of informationandcommunicationtechnologies
Objectivesof the state :
:-5000 Digital classroomsunderthe 70:30 fundingpatternsupportedbydonations
:-3500 virtual classroomsprovided(ERNET) indiaunder SVC fundedbyDEITY (Departmentof
:-Digital classroomsandsmart classrooms overlapU-Sky content
:-Trainingall the teachersunderthese schoolstobe giventoeffective utilisation
:-Evaluationof Pilotprojectslike HP,Reliance JIOandMicrosoftetc.
Features of Digital Class rooms
Each digital class roomconsistof
U-Sky offline content deployer.
Benefits of Digital Class rooms
1. Personalized learning
The opportunity to help every student learn at the best pace and path for them is the most
important benefit of digital learning. Hundreds of next generation schools are prototyping the
benefits of customization.
One on one tutoring is a good example of personalized learning, but it is expensive. The shift
to digital learning can approximate the benefits of tutoring while freeing up time for teachers
to address individual and small group needs and more productivity.
2. Expanded learning opportunities
Digital learning is extending learning opportunities worldwide. Education
Reimagined celebrates open-walled learning and acknowledges that, “learning happens at
many times and in many places and intentionally leverages its expansive nature in the
learner’s development of competencies. learners with authentic, rich, and diverse learning
3. High engagement learning
The shift to digital can boost student motivation. Anyone who has witnessed the engagement of game-
based learning can appreciate the potential to create learning experiences that boost persistence.
4. Competency-based learning
Students show what they know and progress based on demonstrated mastery. Competency-based learning
is possible in paper and pencil, but it is hard to monitor and manage an individual progress model at scale.
Because competency-based learning changes everything about school, the transition from age cohorts to
individual progress models will take longer, this is a generational shift.
5. Assessment for learning
Digital learning powers continuous feedback from content-embedded assessment, games, simulations, and
adaptive learning. When students can track their own progress it can improve motivation and agency.
6. Collaborative learning
Digital learning powers collaboration. Social learning platforms make it easy for teachers to create and
manage groups. Collaborative authoring environments make it easy for teams (near and far) to co-author
documents and presentations.
7. Quality learning products
Digital learning tools allow students to produce professional quality products and to share them with public
audiences. The journalism program at Palo Alto High School is a great example of what kids can do when
empowered.Presentation, publications, and portfolios change the classroom culture from turn-it-in, to
production for public audiences. Digital tools means more and better writing.
8. Sharing economy
There has been an explosion of free and open content and tools. Schools can save money while ensuring
9. Relevant and RegularlyUpdated Content
Regardless of age or content, students have more access to relevant and regularly updated content. Next
generation instructional systems that includes print and digital options with online adaptive skill building
allow teachers and students to personalize in new and exciting ways. The ability to update easily, means
access to updated material and features on a regular basis.
10. Next-gen learning for educators
Blended, personalized and competency-based learning is for educators too, preparation and development
are increasingly based on a competency map (what educators should know and be able to do), many
personalized ways to learn, and multiple opportunities to demonstrate learning. Teachers can also join
online professional learning communities, like Teachability, to ask questions and share tips and stay
connected with a global community.
Arrangement of Equipment of Digital Class room
Each digital class roompossess two computers outof which one computer acts
As server and another as client
Transaction of lessons by using DCR Content(offline)
The functioning of DCR is Connected to CM Dash Board.TheUsage rate of
DCR Class rooms by teachers and students can be viewed by CM
Extracting Usage DataHow to Update Data to Online Server
Step 1: Click on USky Smartclassroomicon. You will get User Login window.
Then follow the below steps.
1. Select Teacher radio button.
2. Enter User Name as : superadmin
3. Enter Password as : superadmin
4. Click Login button
You will get the following Administrator window
In Administrator window there are 4 buttons available.
1. Update Data
2. Update Data Offline
3. Setup Database
4. Connection Settings
5. Back Up Database
Update Data: Click on Update Data button. Now you will get the following
Click on Update Now button. Itwill update all offline data to the online server.
Itrequires the Internetconnection to Update. If you don’t have the Internet
connection, click on the Update Data Offline button from the Administrator
Select the folder where you wantto savethe offline generated data file and
click ok button this file in xml format.
How to use USky Smart Classroom
Step1: ClickonUSky Smart classroomicon. You will getUserLoginwindow. Onthe leftside you
Click on new studentbutton.now will you get the following screen student
Fill the formand clickonRegisterButton.Now youwill getthe Studentcreatedsuccessfullymessage
To Login as Student follow the below steps:
1. Select Student radio button
2. Select Class fromClass dropdown menu
3. Select Selection fromSection dropdown menu
4. Enter Roll Number in Roll number text box
5. Then click Login button
Now you will get the following dashboard.
Creating Teacher Account:
Step 1: Click on USky Smartclassroomicon.
You will get User Login window. On the left side you can find two buttons.
1. New Student
2. New Teacher
Click on New Teacher Button. Now you will get the following screen Student
Fill the formand click on Register button. You will get Teacher successfully
saved messagebox. Now close the Teacher Register window.
To Login as Student follow the below steps:
1. Select Teacher radio button
2. Enter your Teacher ID as User Name
3. Enter Password.
4. Then click Login button
Now you will get the following Dashboard
Student will get what class they haveregistered at the time of registration. Ex:
6th class studentcan see only 6th class content. 7th class studentcan see only
7th class content
Select one class fromthe dashboard. Then you will get the following screen.
Ex: Here my selection is SSC > Class 10
Now you will get all the subjects related to the selected class. Then select any
subject. Ex: Here my selection is SSC > Class 10 > Biology
Now you will get all Chapters related to the selected subjects. Then select any
Chapter Ex: Here my selection is SSC > Class 10 > Biology > 3. Transportation
The Circulatory System
We can divide above screen into three sections.
1. Chapters fromselected subject
2. Artifacts (Differentformats)
3. Sub-Topics of selected Chapter.
1. Mind Maps: The Mind Maps on U-Sky are designed to give students /
teachers a quick overview of the concepts related to a specific Chapter. This
will help students / teachers come out of rote memorization and ensure
mastering each concept and understand the inter-dependencies on multiple
concepts to master one concept.
2. Points to Remember: Chapter-wisesummary is provided through Points To
Remember. This will help students quickly go through all important concepts in
the chapter/subjectin a single go. This speeds up the revision process before
3. Animation: Animation empowers students and teachers to engage in visual,
audible and kinesthetic learning and teaching lessons creatively. Ithas
multimedia 2D/3D lessons mapped to the SSC curriculum.
4. Presentations: Presentations help teachers and students understand and
reviseeach chapter with ease. Presentations providea summary that suffice
the needs of learners with visualand read write learning styles pick up complex
concepts at their own pace. Presentations act as ready reckoners for exam
preparation. Our presentations help teachers in preparation of their Lesson
5. Class Notes: U-Sky provides Class Notes at a subtopic level. Our notes
summarizethe textbooks and the class lectures in a structured and easy
format. Notes are organized subtopic-wisefor quick and easy reference.
6. Worksheets: Worksheets arean effective tool in our ongoing efforts for
encouraging students to engage their brains during class. Worksheets used in
class can also help direct students'learning out-of-class.
Click on Animations Button on toolbar. Now you will get all the sub-topics
animations list of selected chapter. Click on any subtopic.
Click on Presentations Button on toolbar. Now you will get all the sub-topics
presentations list of selected chapter. Click on any subtopic.
Click on Class Notes Button on toolbar. Now you will get all the sub-topics Class
Notes list of selected chapter. Click on any subtopic.
Click on Worksheets Button on toolbar. Now you will get all the sub-topics
Worksheets listof selected chapter. Click on any subtopic.
Challenges in implementation of DCR
In-appropriation usage of D.C.R
:-Loss of usagedata.
:-Slow down of computer systems.
:-Heavily loaded cache memory.
:-Improper and unequaltime allocation.
Class room challenges
1. Pace of Change
Not all schools can keep up with the rapidly changing technology as most
of the teachers are lack of technical skills and yet it becomes additional
expense to the schools.
2. Different Social Dynamics
Children may lack social relation ship like friend ship with peers and
interaction with teachers. Hence they may be less serious in learning.
Many teachers believe that smart phones and tablets with internet
connection providemuch scopeto students to watch social media like
twitter,youtubeand facebook resulting counter production in learning.
4. Technology Out-thinking the Instruction
Technology enabled instruction providechildren an undue advantageto get
quick access to answers notpay any attention to thinking.
5. Learning Innovation vs Improved Test Performance
Learning innovation was hampered among learners as natural way of
learning was not taken place among children.