A teacher from whom you can ask anything. She will definitely answer your all questions. She will never scold you that how many times you asked that same silly question. Every student would love her. Yes, She exists.
Technology will not replace the great teachers but technology in the hands of great teachers can be transformational.
“Technology will not replace the great teachers but technology in the hands of great teachers can be transformational“. These lines are exactly going for Amol Bhoyar of Mumbai to come up with the idea to utilize the power of AI to brighten up the future of children in Mumbai-based Municipal Marathi School. He was assigned as an assistant teacher in the school.
Innovative Mindset of Amol
Amol bought an amazon’s made virtual assistant which is commonly known as Alexa. It is a voice-based assistant. He teaches poor children in his school which appears from slum areas. So, an idea has stuck in his mind that why should I use this technology for educational purposes and guess what? He brings it to his school.
Although at first, the response was not quite impressive. The Object looks something weird from the student’s point of view. Then, He decided to tune up its personality. He took around 2 months to establish the whole setup. After 2 months, He comes up with a new teacher which is completely based on “Alexa”. Actually, He just operated the Alexa and inserted in a mannequin with which students can interact in their own way. It was immersible. She becomes quite a favourite of every child.
Principal told “Most of the students are from nearby slum areas, and they have been so excited that a robot is in their classroom“. They often bring accessories to spice up her look”.
Questions students asked from Alexa
Students started asking numerous questions from her without any hesitation which I think they can’t ask directly from other teachers. Even one student asks an adult question that is “Alexa will you marry me? “. It really sounds funny. Once they asked Alexa about her father. When Alexa told that her “Father is Amazon“ that was really amusable.
It’s like new toy teachers gifted students. It doesn’t not only increased the curiosity to come school regular but also assist in raising their knowledge about technology.
The difference between teachers and the machine is that she corrects them in a very soft tone. The kids are able to hear the correct pronunciation without feeling judged for getting something wrong.
Innovation In education
So, According to my opinion What is Innovation in education ??. Innovation in education means doing what’s best for all students. Teachers, lessons, and curriculum should be flexible. We have to get our students to think and ask questions. We need to pique their curiosity and find ways to keep them interested.
Innovation is when someone takes an idea that already exists and creates a different version. This can be anything from complex machinery to simple everyday objects.
This is composed of technology and creativity. Whenever technology and creativity blended up together, some innovative modules have always produced. Innovation has played a vital role in reshaping technology. It’s going to boost the technical as well as economical development of the country in the near future.
Technology does not quell creativity. In fact, there’s a great deal of evidence that suggests that technology enhances creativity and innovation. Certainly, we are expected to be more creative in our working lives than a generation ago. The truth is that if we expand possibilities and try automating part of the creative process, we can all be more creative and productive.
The Entry of Amazon in the School
Unfortunately, Amol and principal of that school facing trouble running the Alexa system in their school. As we know, We need a wi-fi connection to use Alexa. Teachers operating Alexa with their mobile hotspots and they have to detain near it. “The Father of Alexa “Amazon” came into action as their ray of hope and support the native innovation for free access to the internet in their school.
Trackway of Innovation
Many of them criticize the government to not facilitating us with necessary resources. However, I want to clear a doubt that the Cultivation of innovative ideas can be accomplish anywhere. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing in your life. You just have to change the way of seeing the world. Just keep your mind open to new things. When someone shows their courageous heart to bring up the change in the world. A huge cluster of problems starts crossing their way.
Always figure out the problems in front of you and try to resolve it in your own way. Whenever there is a problem arises, it’s come with a solution in the bag. Eventually, you will be going to following the trackway of innovation.
You don’t even know how much the innovative ideas hoping in your mind influence others. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Make an innovative mindset and flourish your imaginations into the real world. We are very lucky that we have a great opportunity to make other’s life better than before. We should always indulge yourself in creating some new stuff for a better future.