The Yanjiang Junior High School in Sanmen County of east China’s Zhejiang Province has managed to provide students with targeted and effective teaching with the assistance of iFLYTEK’s smart technologies. Since the launch of the smart education campaign in 2016, schools have worked to provide targeted teaching by using information technologies with an eye for improving their students’ “learning capacity”.
For example, during the last semester’s teaching competition, the competing teachers used the “vie to answer” function on their iFLYTEK devices to fully involve students in their lessons, easily switching between printed and electronic materials to give vivid presentations and precisely spotted students’ weak links with the big data technology to better adjust the classes in real-time.
Specifically for English classes, grammar learning and relevant exercises can be difficult for many students. However, one teacher began playing video clips and presenting vivid electronic materials in her classes to make the teaching more interesting. The teacher makes good use of iFLYTEK’s smart devices, using functions like “group answer” and “vie to answer” to better motivate her students and enable them to learn in an efficient and fast-paced atmosphere.
To enhance math courses, another teacher uses the “student present” feature that allows her students to show their work and provide their answers onto the a projected screen for further in-class discussions. Afterwards, students are guided to do additional exercises to consolidate what they have learned in class.
“The aim of such smart teaching is not to make teaching dependent on information technologies, but to make such smart technologies effective tools of teaching,” said Chen Yingsong, the deputy headmaster of the school, who also teaches Science to the students. In his opinion, all subjects, just like Science, require careful observation and the spirit of exploration of students.
Ye Guili, the headmaster of the Yanjiang Junior High School, echoed Chen’s thoughts. “Such smart classes can fully arouse students’ interest in learning and transcend the limits in classroom teaching with technological assistance. In this way, teachers and students can literally learn whatever they feel like to. Therefore, teaching is no more imparting knowledge to students alone, but to enhance their learning capacity, so that they will be able to fit into society with sound capability and learning habits,” he said. the headmaster went on to say that he believes that targeted teaching, facilitated by smart technologies, can be expected to empower the learning abilities of students while fostering the necessary skills they will need. “More students will be self-motivated and they will have more opportunities to learn extensively. Then there will be a virtuous circle of learning, and that’s a common goal of us educators,” he said.