Introducing a Smart Classroom
Most learning centers in Korea, and most schools worldwide, utilize teaching devices to prepare students for college and to compete in competitive global society. With rising costs of education, most countries have adopted technology as the best way to improve literacy rates. Classroom computers have come a long way from simple lookalike digital assistants and important tools to virtual assistants. The Chinese government places strong emphasis on math, reading, and writing in schools, so educational institutions in China have deployed so many laptops and desktops that they even have the most sophisticated screens for the classroom than many private schools and universities.
While school laptops have come a long way, the lessons they can provide students are limited. For one, computing power has become standard issue, and the underlying cost of an average laptop has dropped. Secondly, device penetration for grades K-12 has reached about 30 percent of the school-age population, meaning that kids and parents have become comfortable with using a laptop or even tablets for everything from homework to school-related tasks.
Despite the availability of affordable classroom computers, educators realize that improving the quality of learning cannot happen as quickly as implementing computer programs and devices in the classroom. They need to create more immersive learning experiences to develop young minds. And that requires a platform capable of becoming a visual platform for collaborative and conversational learning. Once one is accustomed to a computer, kids can start making things, and that’s where Chromebooks come in.
Chromebooks are light, small and convenient to use, offering a low amount of power that is normally reserved for student tablets and smartphones. Chromebooks make a good substitute for PCs because they don’t require an Internet connection, making them ideal for working in laboratories and inside classrooms. Chromebooks are equipped with functions such as Google Docs, Google Drive and Gmail, which are commonly used in the workforce and even by consumers to share files and photos.
In colleges and universities, schools install Chromebooks to make classes more convenient. The school’s faculty are encouraged to adapt Chromebooks as a more functional supplement to the tablet devices that they already use in their classrooms. In addition, schools can use Chromebooks to make their classes more efficient by allowing them to create more interactive learning activities. This also allows students to customize the workspaces that they prefer.