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New-age lesson debut in school

Jamshedpur, April 29: Information blended with a lot of fun: that is what promises to keep children studying at both the schools run by Jusco busy from today.

The school authorities have incorporated the latest tech-savvy method of imparting education to children by using modules designed by Educomp Solutions Limited.

With five classrooms at South Park School and three at Kadma School being designed to conduct the technology-oriented classes, the schools are happy with the feedback taken from the schoolteachers alone. “It is a very innovative concept designed with the objective to make classroom studies more interesting, rather than make them concentrate on textbook learning, the effort is on developing their concepts right from the formative years,” said Madhu Singh, the principal of both the Jusco schools.

In each of the eight classrooms, the blackboard has been replaced by a sliding digiboard, which acts as the perfect cover of the TV screen which doubles as the display board. Connected to the main server, each teacher gets to choose the modules according to their requirement from the available database of more than 40,000 pieces on as many as 12 subjects.

Apart from the regular subjects of accountancy, biology, business studies, chemistry, civics, economics, English, geography, history, mathematics, physics and political science, there are a large number of categories which are off-shoots of the respective subjects.

If this is not all, the modules are password protected with every single teacher allotted an individual address along with a common address for preparation of their own subject modules. “They are required to select their own chapters according to the requirement, they are provided chapters with reference matter for two junior as well as two senior classes,” said Sushmita, the resource co-ordinator for South Park School for Educomp Solution Limited.

Prepared by a network of graphic designers, the modules are meant to cater to a wide network of students, right from students kindergarten to Class XII. “The teacher is supposed to surf the database and post it on her individual folder, which she can use on a later date, whenever she decides to take up the chapter in class,” added Singh.

Interestingly, the modules have all been developed in strict keeping with the syllabus followed in schools.

Educomp currently serves over 4 million learners and educators across India, USA and Singapore.

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