Smartclass is a digital initiative in modern class rooms education, which is rapidly transforming the way teachers teach and students learn in schools with innovative and meaningful use of technology. Powered by the world’s largest repository of digital content mapped to Indian School Curriculum, smartclass brings in technology right next to the blackboard for teachers in the classrooms. Students learn difficult and abstract curriculum concepts watching highly engaging visuals and animations. This makes learning an enjoyable experience for students while improving their overall academic performance in school.
Smartclass also enables teachers to instantly assess and evaluate the learning achieved by their students in class with an innovative assessment technology- smart assessment system – designed by Educomp.
Smartclass has a unique delivery model for schools. A knowledge center is created inside the school equipped with the entire library of smartclass digital content. The knowledge center is connected to the classrooms through Intranet. Teachers get the relevant digital resources such as animations and videos, interactive virtual labs tools etc. and use them as a part of their lesson plans in every classroom period. The classrooms are equipped with state of the art infrastructure complete with custom designed electronic interactive white boards, projection systems, PCs and UPS.
The smartclass program is implemented in schools by Educomp completely on a turnkey basis for a nominal fee paid by schools on a per student, per month basis, for an agreed contract duration.
Smart class is powered by a vast repository of digital instruction materials exactly mapped to meet the specific objectives laid out by different state learning standards. This repository is continuously populated through the ongoing development at Educomp’s Digital Products and Solutions group.
The content repository consists of thousands of highly animated, lesson specific, 3D and 2D multimedia modules. These modules are built with an Instructor-led design that allows the teacher to effectively transact the lesson in a typical classroom of diverse set of learners. Educomp has also entered into partnerships with Discovery Education, Deisgnmate Eureka and Crocodile Clips adding world-class digital content resources 3D Educational videos and perhaps the world’s best interactive virtual Lab software to its repository of content for teachers to use in the classroom.
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.
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. Students are equipped with a hand held remote answering device that now forms a part of their Pencil Box in the school bag. At home, the smartclass system works as a virtual school, where parents, teachers and students can communicate with each other. Teachers can upload assignments for students to download, and make important information available for parents to view.
The computer education programme caters to the needs of all the students of the school. To prepare the students as fully computer literate and to face the challenges of their generation, the school has tie-ups. Computer literacy programme is made into grades from classes I to XII. Examination is conducted and Certificates will be issued at the completion of each grade.
For comprehensive computer education, the school has good computer laboratory with sufficient number of best computer hardware and latest soft wares installed. Reference materials available; facilitate the students to get information with regard to developments in this area. The students are taught programming skills starting with the basics of computer and towards their end of their schooling they will be fully computer literate.