The nation’s functioning colleges will continue using the overhead projector during lecture hours. Most of the lecture rooms are acoustically prepared to accommodate classroom projectors effectively for the purposes of beneficial higher learning and achieving all outcomes set by the lecturers. It is being called the classroom projector now as a subtle reminder to both high and junior schools to take advantage of this great learning tool.
Particularly for the younger students, this is a great way to interest them in their lessons and keep them stimulated and motivate them further. It is a far cry from those old dusty chalkboards. Given that many growing children are engrossed with new technologies and are already using smart mobile devices for both pleasure and purpose, the use of the projector is now also able to integrate greater interactivity and involvement amongst the learners.
Demonstrations of what the teacher is endeavoring to explain to her students can be vivid and colorful. As long as the teacher is able to reasonably confirm to the school administration’s laid down curriculum, the teacher should be able to utilize creative license whilst exercising initiative. Part of the teacher’s skill entails getting to know her students well. She knows and understands their weaknesses.
But she also appreciates their strengths and she endeavors to exploit these to the maximum. Because at the end of the lesson, and indeed, at the end of the semester, both teacher and students should have one ambition in common. The highest grades possible, if you please. The use of the overhead projector should be helping the classroom move away from the inefficient and impractical methodology of learning by rote.
The classroom setting does not need to be perfect because this device is versatile enough to accommodate most settings.