Learning should ba made fun. Strict learning does not help in understanding the subject matter. Technology has been an integral part of our life and now its time we use it for our children's education. Use of animations, games audio and video has proved efficient in increasing learning behavour in children. Usng technology has motivated students to learn and teachers to teach. Technology has bridged the gap between teachers and students. It links students to professional content, resources and system to help improve their own instruction and personalized learning. Use of technology in eduvation has increased the time for students and teachers to learn and teach. Now teacher can give appropricate time for students through technology. Use of technology has changed the prospect of education from pushing to pulling i.e. teaching has been shifted its focus from teacher to students. Use of technology has made education a global platform and we can collaborate with people around the world to learn and teach. We are in 21st century and in Nepal we are still using traditional methods of teaching. To make our classroom a digital classroom we just need a computer, projector and appropriate software. With these combination we can run e-class and make our class fun. Most of the time we can make presentation slides and use it to teach but if there is a software that is entirely dedicated for running e-class, we can use it instead.
Use of equipments in classroom:
Projector: It is used to project software used for teaching into the whiteboard. It can project text, video or graphics used by the software. The projecting area for the projector can be set according to the need and can be larger than the regular board. With the use of higher area we increase the visual input for the students. Use of projector allows teachers to provide diverse content to all the student. It replaces the traditional way of teaching which is an exiting convept for children. It minimizes the time consumed for teaching each student in the pc.
Use of Projector:
Make sure the projector is turned on, and then plug the projector cable into a video port on your computer.
Projectors use VGA or DVI cables. You must plug the cable into a matching video port on your computer. Although some computers have both types of video ports, most laptops just have one type. Some projectors can be connected to a USB port on your computer with a USB cable.
Open Control Panel by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel.
In the search box, type projector, and then click Connect to a projector.
Select how you want your desktop to be displayed:
Computer only (This shows your desktop only on your computer screen.)
Duplicate (This shows your desktop on both your computer screen and a projector.)
Extend (This extends your desktop from your computer screen to a projector.)
Projector only (This shows your desktop only on a projector.)
It is used to take digital photgraph. The ligt rays come to the camera and pass through the lens and aperture to the semiconductor which records the light electronically. The semiconductor (sensor) for light is called charged copuled device (CCD) or complimentry metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS). These sensors convert light energy into electrons. CCD will transport the charge across the chip and places it at one corner which is then converted to each pixel (digital) by analog to digital converter. CMOS will use many transistors at each pixil to record pixel with the help of the charge generated by the light intensity. The photos will be stored in the memory stick and later can be transfered to the computer. Then we can use those pictures in our class to teach students.
Flash drives are the small storage devicethat can store certain amount of data. They are small and portable. The amount of data they can hold ranges for few megabytes to 2 terabytes. We mostly find 8 to 32 GB flash drives. Flash drive use USB mass storage standards that are supported by most of the operating systems. There is basically three components of the flash drive:
The capacity of the flash drive depend on NAND flash memory and data transfer rate depend on crystal oscillator. The data transfer rate for USB 3.0 device is read 68MB/s and write at 46MB/s for larger files and 14MB/s and 0.3MB/s with many small files. And for USB 2.0 devices the number is smaller than USB 3.0. Flash drives are used for:
For education flash drives can be used to transfer files from teacher to students. It can be used to store schoolwork. It can be alternative method to access files to use of a network. It is handy for copying class notes from interactive whiteboards.
Connecting a flash drive to a computer:
We will use Kullabs.com for multimedia class:
There are other sources to teach such as khanacademy.org, edx.org coursera.org.