After being a classroom teacher for quite sometime, it was a privilege to be invited to sit in one of the classes of Benedictine Institute of Learning. Said school launched its technologically-inspired classroom wherein students are using e-books (instead of the traditional textbooks).
Observing these students as they easily flick from one page to another, I remembered the bags that I carried while I was still a student. Yes you read it right, BAGS!!! (plural!!!) I see to it that I have all my books and notebooks with me everyday. Thus, putting it in one school bag was not possible (unless I will use a luggage), thus, I carried my heavy bags as I go to my classroom everyday (which is usually at the fourth floor). Looking at the bags of these students… wow! how comfortable for them (and fashionable at the same time)!
When the teacher entered the classroom, he just said, “Class, kindly turn on page 20 of your Science textbook”. Students just bring out their tabs and click, click, click and tan-ta-na-nan! it is already in the required page! (how cool is that?!)
Wait, wait, wait… there’s more! Even the teachers are cool and techy! Teachers are using laptop, tab, and each room is equipped with interactive whiteboards (ebeam).
I can’t help but notice this cute lectern for the teacher…
There are also CCTV Cameras in each of the classrooms. (Yes! Inside the classroom!!!) so students, you better behave! 🙂 The principal herself could monitor each classrooms!
There are a lot of things that can help our students in their studies nowadays (and more distractions too). Technology is really helpful if used in the right way. May our students use these things to their benefit as they try becoming better citizens that our country would be proud of! 🙂