2nd School Tech Summit: Future Ready Schools: Building Technology Infrastructure for Learning & Connecting

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Elets Technomedia and digitalLEARNING Magazine are organizing virtual ‘2nd School Tech Summit’ on 31st July, 2020. It will be the second full day conclave of the series. Eminent speakers from the school industry will take discuss the future of school education in the world of post COVID era. The panelists will enlighten the usage of technology and importance of value-based learning in our schools.

Payal Rajpal, Founder, Hack the Crisis India, South Asia Head Robotex- We believe in blended learning. The NEP advocates the usage of technology in education sector. We use AI in our classes to enhance learning. We use technology in proctoring as it can change the ace of education.

Payal Rajpal – From last three years we are using many new technologies in our workshops to enhance the education sector.

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Payal Rajpal – We are trying to develop students from rural areas. We are eyeing to empower teachers with new tools.

Payal Rajpal – The COVID has taught us how to change our education system. We need to focus on human interaction.

Dr Madhav Deo Saraswat, Principal, The Scindia School, Gwalior- We have to adopt and adapt technology due the COVID-19. Technology is a tool used for assisting in learning. The investment must be happen in people.

Dr Madhav Deo Saraswat – Technology will help us in transformation of knowledge. Teachers cannot be replaced in schools. Human touch is must in education as the machines can only assist.

Dr Madhav Deo Saraswat – The purpose of education is not going to change. Future schools must address many things and technology will be the main stake in coming days.

Dr Madhav Deo Saraswat – The NEP is very futuristic. The new changes will bring new revolution. But there are huge challenges to implement the NEP.

Dr Kavita Aggarwal, Chairperson, MISA- Need is the mother of invention. Everyone has changed their parental role. It was unprecedented time for teachers to change their ways. The teachers have evolved in a better way to tackle the crisis.

Dr Kavita Aggarwal – Learning something new is very difficult or many teachers but they have adopted it. The change is very drastic and adaptability of technology was eminent.

Dr Kavita Aggarwal – Technology is not everything. The future is blended learning and we don’t know when will be the schools will be reopened.

Dr Kavita Aggarwal – The NEP has many new things for the sector. The govt has taken strong initiative with brain drain. The cream of the society moves out of the country. The skill based education is the most commendable move.

Dr Kamal Sethia, Chairman, Vardhman Group- We are not future ready. When the COVID started we were struggling. We were not fully equipped to handle the crisis. The technology has given a chance to evolve the education.

Dr Kamal Sethia – Parents and society are expecting new things. The e-learning has came has saver for schools. We took inputs from many stakeholders over the online education. Parents are worried over the usage of technology.

Dr Kamal Sethia – Parents were worried over the usage of devices in education. We need to reach the rural areas and provide them the benefits of e-learning. We need to surge our reach to every part of the country.

Dr Kamal Sethia – Technology is here to stay post COVID-19 crisis. Schools have major roles- education, culture, discipline. The environment of schools can never be replaced. Students need that freedom to play and express themselves.

Dr Kamal Sethia – The govt must prepare solar powered labs for rural areas. The govt must provide new facilities to the schools.

Dr Shalini Advani, School Director, Pathways Schools, Noida- There are certain fundamental of education and it should revolve round people. Our education sector has never delivered on people- centric. The COVID-19 has forced to change. The change is embedded in our world.

Dr Shalini Advani – Leadership is very important to implement the change. As leaders we must ask right questions. Teachers are forced to change; they must develop value -based education. We need to add value-based subjects to our curriculum. Parents are now a part of classes.

Dr Shalini Advani – Schools must also incorporate parents to make our system robust. Technology is individualization learning. This has created way to collaborate with each other. The AR can help students to understand many complex subjects.

Dr Shalini Advani – The NEP has brought many new things to the sector. The whole framework needs to be re looked.

Dr Skand Bali, Principal, The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet- Technology is here to stay and it cannot replace the human part. Technology can only assist but cannot replace teachers.

Dr Skand Bali – Technology was there but we were not using it. Schools don’t have to be future ready, students have to future ready.

Dr Skand Bali – There are many schools, which are providing critical thinking, skill based learning and many more.

Dr Skand Bali – A lot of people are giving back to the country. The NEP is very futuristic and people-centric. The implementation of the NEP is a challenge.

Dr Skand Bali – The world of education has become closer and time to change the dynamics of it.

Messages from Audiences

Aradhana Pareek: The unique blend of Technology and education has proved the best mode of imparting the education to the students during post COVID 19 era, but it is only the alternate solution to face the particular situation. This unpredicted situation has provided the chance to educators to come with full flesh to use their all corners of caliber.

Vinita Saraswat: I m agree with the views of Dr. SHALINI Advani Ma’am ….that we must adhere to our educational values along with technologies. Technology doesn’t replace our teachers. Instead of Running behind the technology teacher must change the old strategies of teaching.

Trilok Singh Bist: Great statement Mr. Skand Bali as I too believe many of our schools are future ready and one such Group of Schools is Delhi Public School Ghaziabad Schools and I am privileged to be a part of this system

DHIRESH SHARMA : Technology enhances the logic of science and education but we have to be reached on each level of mind through it. Dhiresh Kumar Sharma Mount Litera Zee School Varanasi

Ms.Sangeeta Sehgal: Your words touched a chord, Dr.Madhav Sir…true..we teachers have been left at a backfoot..and receiving end of backlash…we are braving all odds to deliver..afterall we are morally /ethically bound to do so

Prabhat kumar: Great thought sir. “seva tavi achchi lagti hai jab sanman milay” Prabhat Kumar . Gitanjali Devashray,Hyderabad.

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