How does an Interactive Classroom nurture diversity?
Diversity and Inclusion is a facet of industry that needs to be instilled in each and every component and from the very beginning. Young minds are moldable and can be taught the significance of equality and diversity with a lasting impact. Nobody is born with discriminating qualities, and it is the environment that affects and affects the mindset of children and they adapt to it in the long run. We have seen school environments being favorable towards a particular type of person, leading to the students not being accepting of anybody different. But technology has advanced and that means everybody can get an equal opportunity to learn and develop.
Schools and teaching institutions are now realizing the significance of teaching students the meaning and functionality of diversity and inclusion in practicality, rather than just in theory.
Edtech has bestowed us solutions such as smart classrooms and interactive classrooms that can also be utilized to incorporate diversity in schools as well as nurture the distinct attributes of each and every student irrespective of his/her gender, caste, creed, religion, color, or socio-economic background.
Let us look at some of the ways in which interactive classrooms can nurture diversity in schools and institutions.
Hybrid classrooms allow teachers to conduct quizzes and dynamic tests, all the while keeping them fun, and knowledge oriented. For this, the students just need to use their own devices and the quiz shows up on their screen at the same time. The student who gives the maximum number or right answers in the minimum taken time is rewarded with points. This gives each and every student the opportunity to take a common test and win on the basis of their intellect and knowledge and makes them understand that knowledge doesn’t see any color or background, and for winning at something, everybody will have to put in efforts, nobody will be given any privileges.
It is often noticed that there are some students that get a little hesitant and nervous to present in front of the entire class. There can be multiple reasons behind this, including them having some kind of insecurity that can be related to discrimination in any way. To encourage such kids to get rid of their insecurities in a very subtle yet efficient manner is to equip them with the latest presentation tools. These tools allow students to keep the learning material handy, use creative visualizations, navigate smoothly, and even annotate to enhance the overall act of presenting in front of their mates and teachers.
Each and every student has a different flair of showcasing their ideas and views. A lot of which can be seen in their assignments and documents. But it ends up staying with just the student and the teacher. Tools like Microsoft 365 will enable students to write down their pieces into the word doc and with just a few clicks transform them into webpages and publish them. Students can be empowered to display their ideas into these webpages and even update them if they wish to. A variety of ideas will be seen and every student will understand that different doesn’t translate into being distant, rather it means diverse and divergent.
Interactive classrooms can have endless possibilities of being leveraged as a facilitator for incorporating and nurturing diversity and inclusion in the classroom, it just needs the right vision.