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SMART CLASSES AT GREATWOODHS HIGH SCHOOL

Empowering teaching, inspiring learning, smart class from Xseed @ GWHS Over the last few decades, everything has changed in our lives with the all pervasive intervention of technology. However classrooms have remained untouched by technology. The classrooms that our grandparents went to are exactly the kind of classrooms our children study in. Chalk and blackboard, a packed classroom, text books, regimented curriculum, a teacher painstakingly explaining abstract concepts with the limited tools at her disposal.

Imagine a Science teacher explaining how a DNA replicates, a History teacher teaching a class about the Harappan Civilisation, or a Geography teacher teaching how Block mountains are formed. The best of teachers take pains to explain the concepts largely depending on their own abilities. The students listen to the teachers, try to decipher the figures drawn on the blackboard and read from their text books, take notes and try hard to visualize how it happens and remember. At the end of the class, the teacher asks a few random questions to assess how the class fared. Invariably a few hands (mostly of the same set of brightest students in class), go up, the answers are given and the class ends.

Xseed smartclass brings about a complete transformation in classrooms. The Science emphasise. Similarly the History teacher shows the class a virtual walk through of the Harappan Civilisation. Uncovering the relevant parts step by step as a part of her lesson plan , while the Geography teacher shows a virtual Block mountain being formed…all with engaging animations, colors, music, sounds and voice. The teachers gain complete attention and interest of every child in the class. Every child gets a visual input on how it happens and the concepts are well understood and internalised.

Towards the end of the class, every teacher displays a set of questions on a large screen, every child in class gets ready to answer the questions with their personal answering device – SAS. Students click the answers, instantly, teachers are able to get a score sheet for every child in class. She ends the class re –teaching the parts of the lesson that were not understood well by class.

This results in faster and accurate understanding of the concepts in class and helps improve the overall academic performance of students. Teachers are able to keep students engaged in the learning process and also get an instant and accurate assessment of learning outcomes achieved at the end of the class.

Xseed smartclass Improves teacher effectiveness and productivity in class It brings abstract and difficult curriculum concepts to life inside classrooms. Makes learning an enjoyable experience for students. Improves academic performance of students. Enables instant formative assessment of learning outcomes in class.

It also enables teachers to instantly assess and evaluate the learning achieved by their students in class.

At the core of Xseed smartclass, is a vast repository of digital instruction materials exactly mapped to meet with the specific objectives laid out by different learning standards and curricula by schools . This repository is aggregated and continuously populated through ongoing development at Xseed’s Digital state of the art Products and Solutions (DIPS) group, located in NEPZ and Bangalore.

The content repository consists of thousands of highly animated, lesson specific, 3D and 2D multimedia modules built with an Instructor-led design that allows the teacher to effectively explain the lesson in a typical classroom of diverse set of learners. Xseed smartclass also provide a large repository of 3D animated modules and videos mapped to school curriculum through its exclusive partnership with Eureka, Designate and Discovery.

The modules are embedded in a template that allows the teachers to teach a chosen lesson in class. Frame by frame, with engaging and instructionally sound animated set of visuals while retaining complete control on the pace of delivery. The curriculum reach unfolds from kindergarten to grade twelve covering subjects like Mathematics, Science, English, EVS, Social Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, Economics and Business Studies. Our repository consists of multimedia 2D and 3D modules.

Every chapter has a set of ‘Multiple Choice Questions‘ designed to assess learning achieved at different cognitive levels in that specific lesson in class. These are launched through the engine, displayed on screen for students to answer. The smartclass uses an innovative assessment methodology of using wireless handheld devices.

Teachers can also create their own smart tests and use them in the class for assessment. For this purpose, a Test Authoring Tool has been added to the smartclass assessment application. At home, Students can access the content through Educomp Online, a portal dedicated to provide the smartclass schools with a 360 degree learning experience. The smartclass system includes a virtual school, where parents, teachers and students can communicate with each other. Teachers can upload assignments for students to download, and make available important information for parents to view.

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