Interactive, Absorbing and Engrossing Classrooms
April 2013

Interactive, Absorbing and Engrossing Classrooms

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Director:
Rhea Thahryamal
Principal: Rama Datt
Website: www.sanskarjaipur.com
Number of students in the school: 2100 Approx
Number of faculty and staff: 103

Sanskar School, a Senior Secondary School set up in April 2002, is the parent body ofSri Sai Shiksha Sanstha. It has a deep commitment to the cause of education.
With the aim to help the students understand various topics with an impact on the child’s long term memory, the school has deployed interactive classroom solutions from TeachNext. These tools are helping in making the classroom study more interactive, absorbing, and engrossing.

Raising academic standards
The use of ICT based solutions in classrooms are creating a long lasting effect on the minds of the students as audiovisual  impact is much stronger than only audio. Learning supported with technology offers benefits to children for long run.

Evaluation of effect
The result is clearly evident in the child’s performance. Working on short questions, worksheets, summarisations in verbal and written manner, shows good retention of the topic.

Enhanced teachinglearning process
A combination of teacher’s explanation along with watching the modules makes the teaching-learning process not only informal, but also informative and interactive.

Teachers’ training
The teachers have undergone into various training sessions and are empowered to make the best use of technology. As a teacher it is surely considered an asset as it instantly helps a teacher to motivate the class by showing related modules, and creating their personalised modules as per the need of the class group.

Students’ feedback
According to students, animations make concepts clear, machines/equipments are very well understood, grammar explained with practical examples, learning and drawing graphs is a fun. Clear diagrams and accurate labeling enhance the learning experience.

Teachers’ feedback
Teachers find these tools excellent as they catch the students’ attention and makes learning interesting. However, it can be made better with more exercises and worksheets and can be changed and used as per the children’s needs.

Factors for successful implementation
• Modules – well explained, artistically well defined and diagrams and animations created great interest
• Sound effect does not let boredom enter
• Helps in better visualisation of topics
• Great memory tool

Expectations
We expect more coverage of grammar portion, more worksheets, exercises, and objective test, etc. Modules for subjects like Hindi, computer, French and Sanskrit should also be included.

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