Technology has entered every nook and corner of our lives today and the field of education is no exception. In fact, education needs technology more than anything else as technology is an effective and efficient tool for learning with proven results.

Gone are the days of the dusty blackboards and chalks and dog-eared notebook and leaky pen. Enter the world of the tech-driven classroom with smartboard, laptops, podcasted lessons and more.

But can technology really improve the classroom environment? Let us see.

5 Ways Technology Improves the Classroom Environment

Harnessing technology is an interesting task which every proactive and proficient school must undertake. Technology can be used to the best benefit to Improve the classroom environment in the following ways.

1. Smartboard

The simplest way to implement technology in the classroom is by installing a smartboard. A smartboard has a touch-controlled screen connected to both a projector and a computer. It offers a means of visualizing lessons by viewing pictures, presentations, and videos. This is of great advantage to students as they can view the lesson content in pictorial form rather than text form and register it better.

Smartboards make the class more interesting, interactive and informative. Students look forward to attending classes when there is a smartboard rather than bunking them.

2. Video Streaming

Certain concepts in science are difficult to understand for the students when they are taken as lessons. Experiments in chemistry, biological processes, and physical phenomena are better understood when viewed as videos. Children can grasp and register the concepts more easily when they are displayed as videos. This is where technology steps in as a great boon by offering video streaming.

Video streaming enables the lessons to be viewed as videos and understood better. The main advantage here is the video can be paused in case of any doubts to be clarified, replayed and viewed repeatedly for better understanding. Video streaming also saves time for the teachers as they can use the readymade videos available online from learning sites or YouTube.

3. Online Testing

Conducting and answering tests can be tedious for both teachers and students. Question papers have to be prepared, answers written, checked and evaluated. All this is now child’s play with the use of technology which has made online testing and evaluation an easy task.

Students can take advantage of this process to understand where they are lagging behind in grasping the concept and focus more on the same.

4. Revision Notes and Worksheets

Exam preparation can be challenging with tons of notes to prepare, read and practice. After having done all this, students have to prepare notes for it and revise the entire lesson at the last minute.

But not anymore, because technology offers a handy solution with revision notes and worksheets readily available for you on online practice learning sites. You have access to crisp and compact revision notes and worksheets that condense the lesson into a capsule and make them easy to be revised. Students can breathe a sigh of relief when they have such useful revision notes.

5. Online Timed Tests and Mock Tests

Some students find it difficult to manage time during the exam. They write lengthy answers and ultimately fall short of time. Then, questions go unanswered and they lose marks. Here again, technology comes to the rescue by offering the option of taking online timed tests and mock tests to prepare for the exam.

Online practice learning sites like LetsPractise allow students to take online timed tests for specific portions. Here, the questions are prepared lesson-wise and students are allowed to answer the questions within a specific time period. This helps the student to practice the method of answering the question to the point and manage time during the exam effectively.

Readymade question papers with answers or solutions are available at our site. Take a look at our practice plans. We have a voluminous question bank with question papers with solved answers for very syllabus, be it State board, CBSE, or ICSE. With OUr efficient research team, LetsPractise has taken pains to compile questions from different sources and create new question bank pertaining to each class and syllabus. Contact us for more.

Technology is a great boon for students if handled rightly. Instead of wasting time unproductively by playing games online, students can use technology rightly by strengthening their academic skills with the help of online practice learning sites like LetsPractise. It is in the hands of teachers and parents to guide children to use technology in a prudent manner to improve their performance.



At last! The CBSE results for Class X and XII are out and a sigh of relief escapes the lips of parents, teachers, and students.

A total of 31,14,831 candidates had registered for both 10th and 12th CBSE Board Exam out of which 12,87,359 had appeared for CBSE XII Board Exam and 18,27,472 candidates for the Class X Board Exam.

On a whole, CBSE X results have shown a marked improvement of 4.4% over the last year, with the overall pass percentage being 91%. On the all India level, 13 students of CBSE class X have scored 499/500. Trivandrum hosted the highest pass percentage of 99.85% followed by Chennai with 99%.

Parents POV

Parents were surprised when the exam results for Class XII came out early on May 2, 2019, and claim to have spent sleepless nights for 3 days since then, as you can see in this video. Their long wait was over when the class X results were declared on May 6th at 2:15 pm by the CBSE.

Parents felt that children with potential can easily be recognized early as performers usually scored more than 80% in the school exams, thereby demonstrating their caliber. Such students should be motivated to strive harder and parent should goad them gently in a positive manner without applying too much pressure on them.

As for CBSE XII, 83.4% of the candidates who appeared for the exam cleared it successfully. Toppers gave full credit to the parents and teachers for supporting them fully and motivating them throughout their journey to the top.

The Secret of Success for Students

Almost all toppers attributed their success to meticulous planning, diligent hard work, and continuous practice. Working out practice papers from various online practice websites and portals helped them in the long run.

As Chennai topper Karthik Balaji puts it, “During the run-up to the exams, I was preparing for a few entrance examinations as well and this helped me keep in touch with all the subjects thoroughly. Before tackling any lesson, I made sure I was strong in the basic concepts required.” He also said that “If you pay attention in class, most of the work is done.”

Class X topper Gautham Raghuvanshi from Uttar Pradesh stated emphatically that “avoiding distractions from social media and gaming was the key to success”. His magic mantra was “Hard work, continuous practice, and talent“.

Success in CBSE exam comes with regular practice, dedication and hard work. It requires more perseverance and perspiration than intellect or intelligence. This has been constantly proved by the top performers who have excelled in these exams with consistent practice.

As the saying goes, “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration”. Students must work with determination and practice regularly to scale the summit of success in CBSE X and XII exams.

Hurdles Faced

The CBSE Class XII Physics and Accountancy paper had been reportedly difficult and lengthy and some parents had taken it up with the Board. Despite this, many students who worked hard got amazing grades in both subjects.

While we talk of the success stories, we should also take a look at the other side of the coin. Poor performers in Math and Science subjects are often filtered out in Class IX and asked to repeat the class or leave the school in order to ensure that the school gets a centum pass percentage.

According to Mr. Vasudevan, Principal of Prince Matriculation school, Chennai, these marching orders are given as “weak students find it very difficult to perform in Class IX if they do not score well in Class IX in important subjects.”  

So, in order to avoid such unpleasant situations, parents and teachers must start training students on core subjects like Maths and Science from class 6 onward with regular tests, practice questions, revisions, etc.

Utilize Performance Enhancing Sites

Online practice sites are one of the best ways to identify and improve weak areas and test your knowledge. The earlier these are recognized, the better.

Here at LetsPractise, we offer lesson worksheets, revision papers, past question papers and modular tests to help students to gauge and strengthen their academic skills. One advantage of using our practice portal is that we have a huge reservoir of study material and questions collected from various sources and a  variety of subjects, including Maths, Science, History, and Languages.

We have a great many practice papers that are all available to the students at any time which enables them to practice the tests at their leisure. Students can work according to the convenience and pace that suits them.

We also provide the students with the opportunity to judge their skills on random tests which possess many questions that are not found in their books. Students can also fortify their weak areas using the concept and revision worksheets shared on these portals. Listen to the advice of parents, students, and teachers of this Board Exam and prepare students to perform well when their time comes. Contact us right away.

The Board Exam of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is over. Now people are eagerly (or fearfully) awaiting the results, depending on how they performed.

It is time to see how much marks were earned for the labor.

Class XII Results

The wait is over for students who took the Board Exam for 12th standard. The results for the Class XII CBSE Board Exam were announced on Thursday, 2nd May 2019. This was within just 28 days of the exam.

If you were caught by surprise at this news, you aren’t the only one. Instead of notifying people a few days in advance, the Board only announced the release just an hour before it actually happened.

Click on this link to access the 2019 Class XII results on the official CBSE site:

http://cbseresults.nic.in/class12/class12th19.htm

Candidates who appeared for the exam need to fill out the form on the site and enter the following details:

  • Roll number
  • School number
  • Centre number
  • Admit card ID

There are four boxes. Type in the information in the respective box and click ‘submit’. Your result should be displayed on the screen.

One reason results for 12th standard students have been announced quicker than those for the 10th standard is because of college applications and necessity to submit the 12th marks for admission into the university. 

Class X Results

Next up is the results for Class X students. The results of the 2019 CBSE Board Exam are yet to be released as of writing. However, according to speculation and reports, the results for Class X will be announced on Sunday, May 5th, 2019.

Keep checking the official CBSE results page on a regular basis and stay tuned for updates!

You can access the site here:

http://cbseresults.nic.in/cbseresults_cms/Public/Home.aspx

CBSE has not yet officially announced the exact date of the result, so it may take a while longer. According to official information from CBSE, the results for Class X will be revealed about 2 or 3 days from the Class XII results.

Steps for checking results for Class X are the same as those for Class XII.

Aftermath of the Board Exam

The results are already out for Class XII and it looks like the Class X results will be released soon.

We hope your child has passed with flying colors. Congratulations to all the graduates. The overall pass percentage in 2018 was 86.07%.

On the other hand, there are those who did not pass or do as well as they hoped. One note to people reading this, especially parents, do not scold them. This will only make them feel bad and get even more disheartened. Failure is a stepping stone to success. Offer words of encouragement Hopefully, your child will learn from their mistakes and do better on the Class XII Board Exam.

The dust has settled. Now, it is time we focus on the students that are going to take the Board this school year or the next.

LetsPractise is dedicated to helping your child focus and learn better during the crucial Board Exam time. Check out our plans. We have a multitude of practice papers on a variety of subjects to help prepare for the Board Exam. They are sure to boost your knowledge and get you ready for this important moment in your life.

That was everything you need to know about the CBSE Board Exam 2019 results. Contact the LetsPractise team if you have any more questions or clarifications.

March and April are tough months for all students in India. Firstly, the pleasant spring weather gives in to blazing heat in April. April showers do not bring May flowers. Secondly, it is the time of the school, Board, or other competitive exams. children are buy poring over their books and cramming the lessons, practicing sample test papers, or studying revision notes.

These days, children have abundant and surplus material to study- class notes, tuition notes, study guides, exemplars, question banks, past test papers, revision notes, etc. The list is endless. Children are confused as to what to study and when.

Test Papers and Revision Notes – The Difference

Here is an analysis that clearly differentiates between test papers and revision notes. This will help students to understand when to use each of the two.

1. Summary vs. Q&A

Revision notes help you to summarize the lesson briefly and give a snapshot view of the lesson in condensed form. It takes the entire lesson and concisely presents it. One look at the revision notes and the child is prepared as they have a high overview of the lesson.

On the other hand, a practice test paper or mock test cannot present the lesson in a brief and capsulated form. They only give a set of questions and answers pertaining to the lesson. They can be either general or specific questions, and there is no guarantee that the entire lesson will be covered. However, it might cover specific details that would have been glossed over in the summary.

2. Important Points

Both revision notes and test papers cover the important points of the lesson, each in their own way.

Revision notes give a list of all the important points of the lesson while test papers pose questions from important portions. By reading the revision notes, the child can be fully prepared with the concept of the lesson. With test papers, they have a fair idea of how the questions regarding these important points will be asked.

3. Coverage

Revision notes give the entire lesson in a capsule form at least mention the main information. This cannot be said about test papers as each test paper may have questions from selected areas.

This can be fixed by working out several test papers, almost all portion of the lesson are covered fully. This is why several batches of sample test papers must be worked out.

4. Tough Portions

Can the tough portions that need extra work be identified? With sample test papers, yes. With revision notes, no!

With sample test papers, there is an understanding of which areas of the lessons are difficult from the question posed. There is a realization of having to work really hard on these areas. With revision notes, there is only an overall picture of the lesson and the difficult areas cannot be earmarked.

5. In Depth

The lesson may or may not be covered in depth by the revision notes. Usually, revision notes are for last minute brushing-up of the lesson for revision purpose and not to introduce the lesson and teach it to someone new. So, they just give the important points as a bulleted list.

The entire lesson cannot be covered in depth by practicing only just one test paper. If students make a habit of practicing test papers regularly, they can cover the lesson in depth. Students must make use of productive online practice learning sites like let practise and download sample test papers from them.

How and When to use Test Papers and Revision Notes?

Both test papers and revision notes must be used during exam time. The student must first prepare for the exam and revise using revision notes. Then they must practise and test herself/himself using the test papers to gauge their proficiency in the lesson.

Parents and teachers can download these sample test papers from online practice learning sites like LetsPractise. LetsPractise has an abundant resource-pool of question papers pertaining to all syllabi- State Board, IGCSE, CBSE, ICSE, etc. and for students from 1st standard to 10th standard. Take a look at our subscription plans. See anything you like? Contact us for more.

Online practice learning sites like LetsPractise are a boon to students as they offer both  test papers and revision notes to help them gain excellence in academics.

Make full use of LetsPractise to help your child excel in studies!

Everything in life has a dual nature- day and night, good and bad, rich and poor, health and illness. All things in the universe can be a boon (good) or a bane (bad) or in other words, a blessing or a curse. So it is with mobile phones.

Mobile phone usage is growing at a rapid rate. With smartphones, people have access to a variety of information at their fingertips. Today, the world is unimaginable without the omnipresent mobile phones. From the children aged 9 to the elderly aged 90, everyone has a smartphone now.

Before we continue, here are some cold hard facts regarding mobile phones:

  • 56% of the children in the age group of 8-12 have a mobile phone
  • 21% of children aged 8 years use a smartphone
  • The average age of a child when he/she receive his first mobile phone is 12.
  • 51% of the high school students carry their mobile phone to school every day.
  • Children under 9 years spent at least 2 hours every day staring at mobile screens.

Are all the above facts for good or is mobile usage going to harm your child in a huge way? It depends on how the smartphone is used.

Mobile Phones: Boon or Bane?

Let’s start with the negatives first.

Mobile Phones: Bane

Everyone knows how harmful mobile phones can be, especially for children.

  • Mobile phones emit bright blue light which harms the eye of children on prolonged exposure.
  • Children get addicted to online gaming due to the use of mobile phones
  • Addiction to social media is the aftermath of mobile phones usage
  • Children become couch potatoes as they cling on to their mobile phones and lose the opportunity to exercise and remain fit.
  • Children might be exposed to undesirable content online and it is difficult to monitor what they are doing every second.

Everything is best when used in moderation and this is the case with mobile phones.  Parents and teachers must not ban, but regulate the use of mobile phones at home and at school.

At home, parents must supervise the use of mobile phones and monitor the content of the websites and apps their children are using.  They should also restrict the excessive use of mobile phones by clearly defining at what times they can be used.

During examination time, children must limit time sinks like mobile phones and switch them off or hand them to the parents. At school, the use of mobile phones should be forbidden during class hours so students don’t get distracted. This is already being followed and implemented across many institutions.  

Mobile Phones: Boon

Enough has been said about how mobile phones make children addicted and ruin their lives. Let us look at some positive things about mobile phone usage by children.

Here are some statistics on how parents and teachers feel about the usage of mobile phones for children.

  • 62% of parents feel that mobile phones promote children’s education.
  • 45% of parents bought or plan to buy mobile phones to aid in their children’s education.
  • 68% of parents feel that mobile phones can teach children how to read.
  • 57% of parents feel that mobile phones help children in doing maths.
  • 32% of parents feel that mobile phones should be used in the classroom.
  • 62% of parents feel that mobile phones promote children’s education
  • 86% of school principals feel that it is important for students to use mobile phones for their school work.
  • 71% of teachers use online educational apps for teaching.
  • 64% of teachers use educational websites for teaching.

Apart from this, mobile phones help parents and teachers to access children at all times with a call. Students can also call their parents in case of an emergency, thus ensuring their safety.

All the above just proves that most parents and teachers feel that mobile phones can be a blessing. However, they have to be used in a productive manner by children to enhance their knowledge.

Should Children Use Mobile Phones or Not?

There’s no right answer to this question as it depends on how the phones are used. Instead of wasting time playing online games or posting on social media, children must optimise their use of mobile phones by amassing knowledge and enriching their talent. This will make mobile phones a boon for all children.

What are the ways in which mobile phones can be used productively by children?

Academically, children can use mobile phones to:

  • Expand their knowledge
  • Improve their English skills as a majority of language online is in English
  • Improve their vocabulary
  • Strengthen their mathematical ability
  • Understand science concepts
  • Improve their creativity
  • Download educational apps
  • Improve their dexterity and reflexes

If you’re deciding whether you should get your child a smartphone, remember that mobile phones are not all bad. Of course, kids will have fun with them, but they can still be used for educational purposes. Students can use mobile phones to practice their academic lessons and test themselves using online practice learning sites such as LetsPractise.

LetsPractise has an extensive knowledge base comprising of practice questions, worksheets, test papers and revision papers for classes from Class I to X for all boards like IGCSE, ICSE, CBSE, State Board, etc. Check out our interactive learning plans to see what we have to offer and contact us for more.

Here at LetsPractise, the education and welfare of children is our top priority. We aim to enrich the lives of children by enhancing their scholastic skills and also guide them on the path to success.

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Making mobile phones a boon or a bane is in our hands. You can make the merits outweigh the demerits. Let us teach children to use mobile phones consciously for the right purpose to upgrade their lives.