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Mangoreader:Brings Books to Life
Organisation: Mangosense pvt ltd
Website: www.mangoreader.com
Objective: MangoReader aims to bring books to life by making them interactive, engaging and fun, using videos, quizzes, games,  animation, audios, collaboration, sharing, discussions and providing a better learning experience. We want to build an ecosystem where publishers, authors, educators, instructors and content curators can come together and build better content collaboratively focusing on their strengths. This provides better value proposition for students as they get better learning material and through the platform, can now engage with content, discuss and collaborate with each other and experience the real world learning through an online platform
Description: With MangoReader – the vision is to bring books to life by making them interactive, engaging and fun, using videos, quizzes, games, animation, audios, collaboration, sharing, discussions and providing a better learning experience.
Target Group: Kids and students
Achievements:
• Improved understanding of language
• Higher time spend learning
• Improved engagement

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Language Learning Labs
Organisation: Sri Guru Harkrishan Sr Sec Public School, Amritsar
Website: www.sghpsgtroad.com
Objective: To make education system more clearly accountable for the funding it receives
Description: Innovation in language education has become a major growth area in recent years. It includes all the four skills of a language that is listening, speaking, reading, and writing. In addition, increasing student engagement, voice thread motivates students to express themselves in the target language and collaborate with each other in a comfortable setting
Target Group: Up to 1500 people
Achievements:
• To increase language awareness
• Effective and efficient communication
• Activating self discovering

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Enabling Correct Pronunciations Across Cultures
Organisation: School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Website: www.usm.my
Objective: To design and develop an interactive multimedia student-cantered learning management system to support learning of correct pronunciation among non-native English speakers
Description: Epronounce project explored the innovative use of phonetic symbols with full human face gestures to help non-native English speakers acquire correct pronunciation as they tend to carry the phonological processes of their mother tongue to the pronunciation of English language.
Target Group: Elementary and primary school students
Achievements:
• Systematically developed a repository of more than 1,500 sample word pronunciation systematically following the syllable-word positions, and open and closed syllable structures
• Successfully designed and developed interactive record and play features with novel online submission for every individual recorded pronunciation

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Tablet Based English Langauge Lab
Organisation: Liqvid eLearning Services Pvt Ltd
Website: www.liqvid.com
Objective: To enhance English communication skills especially spoken English skills of school students
Description: The tablet based portable English language Lab is a trolley that comes with centralised charging, in-built Wi-Fi device
and can house up to 40 tablets loaded with English language content. There is no investment needed for a physical space for classroom/lab and an institute can run a complete day’s class without any interruption, even in the absence of electricity.
Target Group: Schools
Achievements:
• Enables less confident speakers to express uninhibitedly in front of fellow learners
• Allows for creation of user generated videos that can be shared for immediate and active feedback in the classroom

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Learning Values Through Tamil Songs
Organisation: Gateway The Complete School
Website: www.gatewaytheschool.in
Objective: To inculcate among students a sense of pride in learning Tamil and also values of life and various forms of learning language through songs of the past and present film music
Description: To inculcate the values of life various Tamil movie songs were gathered from the late 1940′s till date of all the songs that carry values for life and for learning school based particularly IGCSE based skills for language development
Target Group: Children in the age group of 8 to 15
Achievements:
• Children easily remembered the objectives of learning values,
• Children score well in tests using these tools

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Innovation in English Language Education
Organisation: Jamnabai Narsee School
Website: www.jns.ac.in
Objective: To develop and integrate the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. To develop the skill of communication through written correspondence
Description: The English department focuses on inculcating well defined linguistic skills by providing an atmosphere conducive to creative thinking and learning. The teaching methodologies used in the classrooms are innovative, thought provoking and instill in the students an insatiable thirst for knowledge. An array of interesting activities and evaluation worksheets are prepared to test the  students speaking, reading, writing, listening and comprehension skills.
Target Group: Students of Grade 5 to 12
Achievements:
• Concept formation and awearness of English education
• Variety in classroom stimuli

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Innovations in Hindi Curriculum
Organisation: The Cathedral and John Connon School
Website: www.cathedral-school.com
Objective: The curriculum gives a holistic experience of learning to the children
Description: The children are taught to read using the phrasing technique. The “10 minute daily grammar” is conducted to teach grammatical concepts and generate. The aural curriculum includes audio-visual resources – edited Bollywood songs, contemporary
poetry and short Hindi films. The creative writing curriculum is divided into creative thinking and creative writing.
Target Group: Children of age 7 – 9 years
Achievements:
• Children have expressed their eagerness to participate in activities conducted in Hindi, be it Quiz, discussions, skits, word games, etc
• The Hindi teachers have been able to adapt to the new methods and handling a variety of teaching material, given support as and when needed

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