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Global economic and social trends over the past few decades have had profound implications on educational reform and the use of technology in schools. The pervasiveness of Information and ...

Global economic and social trends over the past few decades have had profound implications on educational reform and the use of technology in schools. The pervasiveness of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have changed the way people live and made it necessary for educational systems across India to reinvent teaching and learning to prepare students with 21st century skills.
JNVs embarked upon the ICT journey to facilitate the integration of effective, existing, and emerging technologies in order to enhance learning opportunities for all students. This Project especially aims at implementing Social Media in Education through innovative use of ICT tools available in JNV Vijayanagram. In this initiative social media computing or on-line tools were used that facilitated user interactions and collaborations; enabling students to share experiences, to become content co-creators and to enhance their learning.
Advantages of Social Media in Education:
 Helps to break down barriers to learning by making effective use of ICT tools - thus increasing the scholastic achievement of the learners.
 Facilitates sharing / accessing learning resources/ideas across geographical boundaries – publications, debates, discussion forums, videos etc..
 Improves Research skills - finding information online is a skill that is now important in the workplace — and one that can be taught through lessons designed around social media platforms.
 Provides engaging learning opportunities to the students especially for the differently able learners.
 Integrates collaborative learning in 21st century at global perspective and appeals to different learning styles

3. Reason for Starting the Programme/Project/Initiative
Perceiving the need for change and leading the movement for inculcating 21st century skills in the curriculum, the NVS partnered with Intel Education Initiatives in the year 2000. The partnership has grown from strength to strength over the last 12 years.
http://www.intel.com/cd/corporate/education/apac/eng/in/teach/393664.htm
http://www.navodaya.nic.in/welcome%20sbs.htm
The objective of the partnership is:
• To provide equitable ICT opportunities to students in remote/rural areas to support the cause of Access and Equity of the Government.
 To support the vision of NVS for Schools of Excellence (JNV Smart Schools) by sharing innovative ICT integration usage models with the regional officials; schools leaders; and teachers under the Intel® Teach program.
 To conduct capacity building workshops for Teachers to adopt innovative methodologies a
nd constructivist approaches, as laid down in NCF 2005; using Intel® Teach curriculum assets, to help them succeed in the global world.

 To support the vision of NVS for institutionalizing JNVs as Pace Setting institutions through their community outreach programs through engaging project-based approaches in order to develop 21st century skills - critical thinking, problem solving amongst the students.

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  • Best Use of Social Media in EducationDigital Learning World Education Summit Awards 2012 A collaboration of JNV Vijayanagram, Navodaya Vidhyalaya Sangathan & INTEL
  • B ackground & Mandate of J NVs• Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) established by the Government of India to provide learning opportunities to many 1st generation learners from for rural and backward districts to support the Inclusion, Equity and Excellence goals of MHRD.• Its significance lies in the selection of talented rural children as the target group and the attempt to provide them with quality education comparable to the best in a residential school system, without regard to their familys socio-economic condition.• Navodaya is the only scheme providing quality education to students from the rural areas and weaker sections of the society with a 75% reservation of seats for students from rural .areas, 1/3 seats for girls, and reservation for SC and ST students in proportion to their population in the district. 2
  • J awahar Navodaya Vidyalaya’s acros s India GOI has setup 593 JNVs across India, providing the schools with the latest infrastructure and learning support to empower students to excel in the global competition. 3
  • G enes is of IC T Initiatives in J NVs• The National Policy on Education 1986, as modified in 1992, stressed upon employing educational technology to improve the quality of education.• The policy statement led to two major centrally sponsored schemes, Educational Technology (ET) and Computer Literacy and Studies in Schools (CLASS) paving the way for a more comprehensive centrally sponsored scheme – Information and Communication Technology @ Schools in 2004.• Educational technology also found a significant place in another scheme on up gradation of science education. The significant role of ICT in school education been highlighted in the National Curriculum Framework 2005 (NCF) 2005. Aligning with these National Goals & Policies; JNVs embarked upon the ICT journey in late 90s 4
  • IC T Initiatives at J NVs• Navodaya Vdyalaya Samiti gives utmost importance to Computer Aided Education in JNVs.• JNVs are well equipped with needed hardware and software in the recent past.• Training is imparted to all the members of staff in general and to teaching faculty in particular.• Round the clock internet connection through VSAT connectivity is extended in a phased way.• To facilitate classroom transaction more effectively and viably, e-contents are being developed by majority of JNVs.• More than 200 websites are opened by the JNVs so far. By and large Teachers and Students are using Information & Communication Technology in Teaching and Learning Processes very enthusiastically.• As on date, 593 JNVs are covered under the program and provided with computers, accessories and a computer teacher to ensure Computer Education program go on successfully in these JNVs. Computer, pupil ration in NVS is 1 : 12 5
  • G oals - NVS & Intel E duc ation Partners hip• Understanding the need to prepare the students for the competitive 21st century Intel and Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti joined hands in the year 1999 to support NVS vision of nurturing schools of excellence by sharing innovative Information & Communication Technology (ICT) integration models.• Support the vision of NVS for institutionalizing JNVs as Pace Setting institutions through their community outreach programs.• Support the vision of NVS for Schools of Excellence (JNV Smart Schools) by sharing innovative ICT integration usage models under the Intel® Teach program. Intel Partnership with NVS 6
  • Intel® Teach Program and NVS  O ve r 6,000 te ach e rs traine d acros s 507 JN Vs u nd e r Inte l® Te ach P rogram  480 Princip als orie nte d  Pilote d Te ach E s s e ntials O nline C ou rs e 201 1  Provid e d C u rricu lu m S u p p ort and lau nch e d S kills for S u cce s s C ou rs e for IC T Te ach e rs  O ne -to-O ne C om p u ting P ilote d at JN V, M oth u ka  C om p u te r lab s e t u p for P rofe s s ional D e ve lop m e nt of Te ach e rs at JN V, 201 0 • E s s e ntials C ou rs e Jaffarp u rkalan, D e lh i v1 0.1 cou rs e  Th e re h as b e e n 8 winne rs from Jawah ar N avod aya Vid yalayas at IR IS N ational lau nch e d 2009 F air to d ate • M oU re ne we d on 2008 1 2 Ap ril 201 0 • PBA E le m e nts 2000 2007 C ou rs e lau nch e d • 460 Princip als 2001 2002 2006 2003 2004 2005 O rie nte d • O ve r 40,000 Le arne rs im p acte d • Kau s h ik S rivats an from JN V Mand ya –Inte l® Te ach IS E F Winne rProgram •Inte l® Te ach S kills forLau nch e d : S u cce s s Lau nch e d 3300 T e ach e rs •Inte l® T e ach E s s e ntials Joint Pu b lication ofwith JN V Traine d •IC T Te ach e rs Traine d O nline Lau nch e d PBL Bookle tM anp u r and •Lavanya, s tu d e nt from O ve r 30,000 le arne rsJN V •Inte l® Le arn Program JN V M and ya - im p acte dR angare d d y aligne d with MH R D ’s IS E F winne rs C om p u te r Lab s e t u p Pace S e tting Program • O ve r 1 0,000 Le arne rs at JN V, Jaffarp u rkalan C ollab orate d with S m art Lau nch e d Traine d •Traine d T e ach e rs from Proj ct e xp and e d S ch ools ’ Proj ct. e e E nh ance m e nt 1 01 VS AT S ch ools • R e p ort on im p act on Pace in all JN Vs S e tting initiative s lau nch e d Works h op s •Vake e l Ah m e d & 7 Joint C onte s t Lau nch e d Am and e e p - IS E F winne rs • Pilote d 1 -1 C om p u ting at JN V M oth u ka 7
  • JNV Vijayanagram8
  • Background & ICT Initiatives• JNV Vijayanagaram is a part of the JNV system located in a remote corner in the state of Andhra Pradhesh with total enrollment of over 445 students from Grades 6th -12th• Before 1999, the school had no exposure to ICT in academics or administration. In 1999 some computers were provided for the administrative use and in the year 1999 the staff were trained by Intel under “Intel Teach” Program.• So far 480 principals and over 6000 teachers have been trained on the effective usage of Information and Communication Technology Tool under Intel Teach program• They are now able to guide and mentor their students to be successful in the information age 9
  • JNV Vijayanagram VisionIn Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, all out efforts are made to develop competenciesamong students in scholastic and non-scholastic areas of education which leads toeffective personality development of each child. To provide good quality modern education-including a strong component of inculcation of values, awareness of the environment, adventure activities and physical education – to the talented children predominantly from the rural areas. To provide facilities, at a suitable stage, for instruction through a common medium viz., Hindi and English all over the country. Offer a common core-curriculum of ensuring comparability in standards and to facilitate and understanding of the common and composite heritage of our people To progressively bring students from one part of the country to another in each school to promote national integration and enrich the social content. To serve as a focal point for improvement in quality of school education through training of teachers in live situations and sharing of experience and facilities. 10
  • ICT Infrastructure at JNV Vijayanagram Computer and Peripherals Information Computer Lab 40 (V-Sat connectivity for Internet) Library 03 Admin and Accounts 05 (Principal 1, Vice Principal 1, Office 3) Staff Room 03 01 (equipped with LCD, Laptop with 7.1 Smart Class channel sound system) JNV Vijaynagram Laptops 05 Technology Vision Pl 10 (Dotmatrix-03; Lazer-06, Xerox cum Printers printer-1) Scanner 04 CD Writers 52 LCD Projector 02 Web Cam 11 Digital Camera 02 Video Camera 01 11
  • Student Access to ComputersAt JNV, Vijayanagram, students have full accessto the computer lab on all weekdays.Students are utilizing the facility of Podcastingafter the school hours and get their doubtscleared by email or Vroom discussion. Student: Computer Ratio = 8:1 Student Access Data The schedule for students to access the computers Opening Hours: General Computer Lab for Year 2011 Time Schedule Computer Lab Mon - Fri Sunday & Public Holidays Computer Lab1 8.00 am to 9.00 pm 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm Computer Lab2 7.30 am to 8.00pm 10.00am to 12.00 pm 12
  • Teacher and A dminis trative S taff A cces s to IC T Tools Teachers use LAN provided by school to access information besides 15 teachers have their personal laptops, using Wi-Fi network to access the internet Use of internet in creating lesson plans and providing methodological assistance in the form of Ask an Expert - http://www.classroom.com/community/experts/ Lesson Plans - http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ Collaborative Lesson Archive - http://zubov.atmos.uiuc.edu/CLA/ Teacher AccessTeacher : Computer ratio in school is 1:2 Data Admin Staff: computer Ratio = 1:1 The Administrative staff access computers for daily routine activities of functioning of Vidyalaya for Maintaining records, accounts, fee etc. The NVS Head Office issues all directives, circulars, announcements at http://navodaya.nic.in/welcome%20sbs.htm 13
  • School WebsiteJNV Vijayanagram has it’s own website comprising importantinformation for all stakeholder’s with URL - http://jnvVijayanagram.inFeatures on website to obtain feedback from stakeholders through :NVS Grievance Cell - Teachers, students and other concerned persons can emailtheir grievances/suggestions/feedbacks/comments atnvshqr_grievance@rediffmail.comProvision to directly write to the Principal at school’s email IDSchool also has a official Facebook account. 14
  • Project TitleUs e of S ocial media In E ducation 15
  • A im of S ocial Media in E duc ation• To focus on the strong potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and create innovative learning environment for differently able students• Through ICT help most students to break down barriers to learning, thus increasing their school achievement, together with their autonomy, willingness and self esteem• To provide wide-ranging support for communication, assisting many learners to engage with learning and help to overcome the barriers that lead to under-achievement and educational exclusion• To integrate collaborative learning in 21st century at global perspective• To reach out to the community and develop interesting teaching learning experience. 16
  • Educational Goals Mission Statement• Use Technology as tool to acquire knowledge and usher personal and socialchange• Help students become iKids and truly global citizens.• Inducting new social communities to the classroom through use of recentlydeveloped Web 2.0 tools such as Jott, Twitter, YouTube (there is alsoTeacherTube, SchoolTube, and StudentTube), Diigo, Google Earth, and manymore.• Support collaborative learning - link learners to various information sourcesand increase motivation• Students address real-world issues, from the environment to poverty. 17
  • B rief Des cription of the initiatives VIRTUAL ROOM -LEARNCENTRAL SPONSORED BY Black Board•A virtual classroom allows learners to attend a class from anywhere in the worldand aims to provides a learning experience that is similar to a real classroom.•This year, for the first time, we are running a biology class with no physicalclassroom, The students meet with teacher online, at mutually suitable time inthe evening using a 03 seat Learncentral sponsored by Elluminate room andwhere they share asynchronously on a group discussion forum its free. rs ss chool hou g virtual online cla ne class after the s conductin irtual onli Biolog y Teacher attending v Students 18
  • B enefits of V Room• Removal of geographical barriers (Anywhere learning)• Sessions can be recorded• Quicker to organize, One to one communication• The students are very enthusiastic – passionate• Meetings are recorded for us – so if a student doesn’t understand something we talk about she/he can go back later and “re-live” that part of the class.• Teaching this way de-specifies our work hours. I teach a few hours online in the eveningAbout Elluminate: V-Roomhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV4I-tN5UO4V-Room by Elluminatehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_GBHxymDeY 19
  • Podc as ting : For Phys ically and Vis ually challengeds tudentsIn JNV Vijayanagram Podcasting is introduced for online and offline m-learning tool for especially visually and physically challenged students. Y. Lokesh, VII Class (visually challenged), he is from a rural village named Narava. He has 100+ eye sight. He has to undergo monthly check up for his eyesight and should change frequently the spectacles. He is unable to read the text book, cannot copy the text written by teacher on black Board. We have developed audio lessons in difficult topics where there is a necessity. He downloads to mp3 player and listen during the off periods. Now he is competing with his students and doing well in exams. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD3VmL1YxXo&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0NY_KiBRPY&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHiBV9hwnbw&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgVJ65yeY2Q&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgtGCCw14qo&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL 20
  • Wiki-C entric E xtended C las s RoomStudents of Class X and XII were keen to share their knowledge with theteacher but numerous constraints, such as time, number of students andassignments, have limited the dept and quality of the interaction betweenstudents and teachers. As a result, a Wiki was created to address this issue.This provided extra opportunities for students to post and edit their work-lessons, links, Handouts, presentations, videos, games-and collaborate online,thus allowing the teacher and fellow students to provide comments andfeedback. The students were divided into four groups; Q for asking questions;A for answering questions; E for enhancing/adding to A’s Group answer and Pfor paraphrasing and summing up E’s. The groupings were changed for eachactivity to ensure that the students have a chance to take on a different role http://scienceandtechnology4you.pbworks.com 21
  • Teaching On B logboard• NVS Hyderabad, Region has created subject blog where our Biology Teacher maintains Biology Blog. This blog has supplemented collaboration.• It contains visual resources such as slide shows, animations, podcasts and photo stories.• The students were able to visualize through Google docs and spreadsheets, they could print assignments, assessments and lesson summaries and through the audio notice board, they could communicate with each other after school.• Quizzes and puzzles included in the blog also kept the students up to date about key dates and events and enable them to have fun as they learned• http://nvshydbiology.blogspot.in/ 22
  • FA C E B OOK A S A C LA S S ROOM TOOL• JNV Vijayanagram is utilizing facebook as a tool for students to work together in conducting research on class projects, share links, news, photos, ideas, opinions and blogs• Students join or create their own communities of interest to share ideas about education practice, research or issues. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002167556683 23
  • • Our school-based discussion board was visited regularly by some of the most academic and enthusiastic students but only occasionally by others. The Facebook Group is quite different. It’s visited regularly, even by students who rarely visited our school discussion board. The reason for this is quite obvious. Less academically inclined students are often the ones who spend the MOST time of an evening socialising on Facebook! When they see that little red notification flag appear – they are just one click away from reading and ‘liking’ what they read. 24
  • . Us ing Google Doc sApart from usual MS Office tools (word processing, multimedia, spreadsheets) teachers and students are proactively using Internet as a tool to enhance teaching and learning• At JNV Vijayanagram Students and teachers are actively using web 2.0 tools. Google docs and spreadsheets to publish announcements about upcoming assignments and to monitor student progress via an interactive process.• Students find that Google Docs help them stay organized and keep on top of their assignments. They never have to remember to save their work; it happens automatically.• Through the revisions history, a student can see clearly who contributed to what assignment and when; if a student says he or she worked on a given project over the last two weeks, it will be documented (no more "dog ate my homework" excuses)• Its easy to collaborate online with fellow students, even when they arent in the same place, and they can get feedback easily from teachers, peers and enter updates anytime from anywhere. They can go back to the revisions history to see how their assignment has evolved.• Teachers upload their lesson plan, teaching diary, minutes of meetings, assignments and questions papers and share with their peers. 25
  • Online s haring with G oogle doc s 26
  • OFFLINE ‘ eXe ‘LE A RNING MA TE RIA LSSince most of the time students cannot sit on internet systems/some may not haveconnectivity at Dormitories the use of offline tool became critical.Using and open source e-learning XHTML editor (eXe), a stand-alone folder isgenerated on various topics and copied in computers.•The course material has animations, images, quizzes, MCQs for self assessmentand assignments and summarized through mind maps.•These materials are useful in delivering a time consuming component of thelessons effectively.•The materials are also uploaded to the school’s network which can be accessedeasily at any time. 27
  • ePals - C OLLA B ORA TIVE LE A RNING • ePals, the leading provider of school-safe collaborative learning products for K-12 students, teachers and parents, has been dedicated to helping learners from around the world connect and interact with each other online in a safe, educational environment. • ePals connects teachers, students, parents and educators from around the world, enabling them to communicate and collaborate on academic and cultural projects and establish international friendshipsTwitter for profes s ional development By becoming a regular user of Twitter, and through reading other educators’ blogs using Feedly or Google Reader – makes professional development available to teachers anytime, anywhere. Educators often talk about the value of authentic audience. The network that we have built through using Twitter has contributed to the authentic, and global audience that enhances students’ learning experiences. 28
  • IC T M AN U ALMr. R.V.Raghavendra Rao, PGT Biology of JNV Vijayanagram has been chosen forNCERT funded project, for developing an Online Manual for Integrating Web 2.0Technology in Education and OER and Free and open source software foreducation.http://ictmanual.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=73&Itemid=59The Manual is the result of an NCERT funded project conceived and implementedby M.U.Paily (Ph.D) for NCERT. 29
  • The projec t is innovative bec aus e….• The students are very enthusiastic learners –in their feelings about how the class compares to their traditional classes.• All our meetings are recorded for us – so if a student doesn’t understand something we talk about s/he can go back later and “re-live” that part of the class – something that is not practicable in a traditional class (without quite a bit of extra effort to arrange).• The Virtual Classroom provides an efficient and scalable tool for conducting attention testing.• Podcast helped a lot to the VHP, PHP students to understand the concepts and perform well in examination. This minimized the discrimination with others. It has inculcated the Self and independent learning at their own pace.• On-line learning can challenge students to learn new skills and ways of studying and learning• Students are able to collaborate with other school students, teachers and subject experts to share the knowledge.• Teachers are also collaborating with others for professional development Innovative Teaching and Assesment 30
  • Key challenges faced during implementation Teachers and students need to become familiar with the tools Time dependency for Live Sessions and Technical Limitations Infrastructure for the participants PC needs to be prepared During Online Classroom Session unless everyone has fast Internet, things slow down if everyone turns on their webcam at once. It works fairly well though with a small number of webcams. But after initial introductions, we have found that we tend to just turn the webcams off, unless teacher need to show them something, or use hand gestures in an explanation. Not being able to see each other all the time or move around the room using body language, requires a new skill set – and a different teaching style, on the part of a teacher. Preparation (on teacher’s part) needs to be more thorough, and is a little more time consuming than for a traditional class 31
  • S trate gie s to O ve rcom e th e s e C h alle nge sJNV Vijayanagram will continue to support its growth in the use of technology onthe campus by: Continuing to upgrade and enhance its hardware, software and networkcapabilities Offering and assisting teachers in the use and integration of technology intothe Class room curriculum Creating awareness to teachers, students and community the use oftechnology for 21st century. Promote "high-tech" skills in teachers, but rather to encourage widespreadadoption of easy-to-use technologies that are high-concept and have the powerto transform classroom interaction. Using digital communication for better collaboration with other teachers andstudents at International level. 32
  • Outcomes /A chievements of the project Award for Best usage of ICT in Education (2010) : A joint Initiative of NVS and IntelPresenting 1:1 learning to Hon’ble Minister MHRD Sh Kapil Sibbal and UNESO Representatives Reaching out to the C ommunity Community Award Overview Inititatives Intel -NVS Joint Contest on “Best Social Impact of Project on Community Development” 33
  • Feedback/Tes timonials 34
  • S ucces s Stories Our school is situated at Kiltampalem which is the remotest corner of theVijayanagram district, we are leaving no stone unturned in implementing as well asimparting ICT in academic, administrative and community activities with the limitedparaphernalia available in this school. Teachers and Students actively participate in various ICT based competitionsconducted by Microsoft, Intel, TCS and Infosys Our school has the distinction of organizing 15th State Level Science Congress; clusterlevel Games and sports, workshops in Hindi Raja Bhasha. It has won the Laurels fromthe participants for its meticulous planning and effective use of technology. In NVS and Intel Excellence in Education Awards, Mr. R.V.Raghavednra Rao wasadjudged best teacher in 2007 for “Stop AIDS and keep the promise” as well as MicrosoftInnovative Teachers Leadership Award 2007. To witness our Vidyalaya ICT activity a five member committee has visited fromNetherlands which was jointly conducted by Logica CMG and Comet Media. 35
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