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CBSE exam prep : New tools & New rules

Jul 22, 2015 13:06 IST

    Pencils, notebooks, and binders are the basic necessities for any pupil, but students preparing for CBSE exams are gearing up with the latest technologies and are leaving no stone unturned to  outsmart others. From note-taking apps and noise-cancelling headphones to soda-powered alarm clocks and digital textbooks, students, these days, are completely dependent on these gadgets to ease the stress of a busy schedule.

    In today’s modern age, gadgets have become our part of life and they are basically needed for our day-to-day activities. As it helps to do things faster and easier, the students preparing for CBSE exams prefer to use the new technology gadgets to keep their mind active to get thrive in this competitive world.

    The students preparing for CBSE exams are using modern technology at their disposal to study for exams, write papers, take notes in class, and much more. There's an unmistakable curiosity in students’ eyes as they effortlessly find necessary notes and explanations even before they are taught in the classrooms.

    Gadgets, a revolutionary trend

    With children today more comfortable using tablets than textbooks, they're definitely a step ahead of their technologically-challenged parents. And often they're the ones telling their parents which email server to use, what phone to buy, and even giving a lesson or two on how to use it. There was a time when the internet was a completely unknown territory. But these days, students have turned into an epitome of a generation that seems to be defined by technology.

    New media, a learning platform

    There are numerous online trivia quizzes and IQ tests relevant to the syllabus of the CBSE pattern available on the internet that helps the students prepare extensively for the exams. Informative documentaries also help in skill enhancement which in turn helps in the better presentation of an answer.

    A personalized medium

    Technology enables learning to be individualized, allowing students to work at their own pace using different resources. Besides, students can submit assignments via email; online learning management systems allow teachers to upload assignments and monitor students' progress. The students can also deliver digital presentations to help them for a better understanding of a particular subject. Google Maps can effectively be used in geography lessons. In case of illness, students can avail the facility of Skype lessons from their teachers.

    Gadgets at your disposal

    Electronic gadgets also help kids write essays quicker and easier. It also provides a way to see your spelling and grammatical errors. You can quickly fix most simple mistakes and learn from it. Electronics also provide a quick and sure way to conduct research. If you go to a library there might not be any books on the specific subject but the internet provides multiple pages of information.

    Moderation is the mantra

    Many still believe that technology can impede a child's development- from SMS language destroying language skills to lack of outdoor exposure caused by hours spent on gadgets- but there is no denying its potential when used correctly. To ensure maximum benefit to students from available technology during school hours, there are firewalls and monitoring systems that block access to social networking sites and campaigns to promote awareness on internet dangers.

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