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“We can’t predict the future of the students, but  we can provide the technologies that will help          them shape it f...
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To equip the 21st Century learners with therequired skills as per research shows, we at   Podar International School integ...
HOW DID WE MOVE      TOWARDSDIGITAL CLASSROOMS?                eindia.eletsonline.com
MOVING TOWARDS DIGITAL CLASSROOMSUse of Blackboards                              Use of OHP          Use of 27” TV and Des...
MOVING TOWARDS DIGITAL CLASSROOMSIntroducing Flat Screen computers   Introducing Interactive boards     Introducing Laptop...
MOVING TOWARDS DIGITAL CLASSROOMS                     Virtual Classrooms• Podar has moved towards virtual classrooms.• Our...
Virtual Classrooms                     eindia.eletsonline.com
PROCESS• Trained teachers on using  interactive technology in the  classrooms.• Modified the syllabus to integrate  techno...
PROCESS• Raising awareness amongst parents on benefits of interactive  technology.• Investment of softwares like 3D Scienc...
Moving towards Digital Classrooms              Introduction of software• MS-Office                   • Students Report Car...
Insights of Digital TechnologyImpact on Teachers :• Become more confident and motivated to perform.• Increases dedication ...
Insights of Digital TechnologyImpact on Students :• Makes learning more meaningful and enjoyable.• Enhances student learni...
Insights of Digital TechnologyImpact on Students :• Increases student interest, instills spirit of enquiry and curiosity a...
Gauging the impact of technology on Students After introducing Digital technology for class room teaching in various subje...
Gauging the impact of technology on Students   RESEARCH 1 • Analysis of the data collected for regular students   showed t...
Gauging the impact of technology on Students                                      eindia.eletsonline.com
Gauging the impact of technology on Students  RESEARCH 2• Around 5% of the total number of students at Podar international...
Gauging the impact of technology on Students• Digital technology helps students with learning disabilities such as Dyslexi...
Challenges of Digital TechnologyManagement :• Policy changes by management for systematic implementation of digital   tech...
Challenges of Digital TechnologyTEACHERS :• Professional development of staff in using digital  technology.• Requires meti...
Challenges of Digital TechnologyTEACHERS :• Time to plan and implement• Managing students more knowledgeable.• Inability t...
Challenges of Digital TechnologyStudents :• Space Out Student Technology Use• Misuse of technology- playing games, chattin...
How did we cope with rapidly advancing     technologies and classroom practices.•   Management Support•   Introduce techno...
Teacher training and professional        development through ICT• Training by IT staff• Peer teaching• Inviting experts as...
Online and collaborative learning tools•   Video conferencing through Skype•   Using of Google docs & sites•   Blogs & wik...
DIGITAL CLASSROOMS LEADS TO …….• Active Learning• Collaborative Work• Individual Attention• Knowledge Unlimited• Faster Gr...
DELL’s CASE STUDY     Evidence from Henrico County, Virginia’s Three-Year              Laptop Program for High Schools•   ...
DELL’s CASE STUDY    Evidence from Henrico County, Virginia’s Three-Year             Laptop Program for High Schools• Inte...
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Moving Towards Digital Classrooms- Technology Challenges & Digital Insights- Dr Vandana Lulla, Podar International School, Mumbai

  1. 1. Moving Towards Digital Classroom:Technology Challenges and Digital Insights Dr. Mrs. Vandana Lulla DIRECTOR / PRINCIPAL PODAR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL eindia.eletsonline.com
  2. 2. As Per Research of Top 10 Universities of AustraliaTHE STUDENTS OF THE FUTURE SHOULD BE ABLE TO: • Solve problems. • Think creatively - invent and produce/ generate new ideas and knowledge. • Think critically - challenge, debate, discuss. • Make decisions- compare, analyse, select, justify. • Analyse and evaluate information and ideas. • Plan for the future. eindia.eletsonline.com
  3. 3. As Per Research in U.S.A ,Employers are looking out for the following qualities in their Employees SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE - EMPLOYMENT Communication Planning and organising Team work Self-management Problem solving Learning Initiative and enterprise Use of technology eindia.eletsonline.com
  4. 4. “We can’t predict the future of the students, but we can provide the technologies that will help them shape it for themselves.” eindia.eletsonline.com
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  11. 11. To equip the 21st Century learners with therequired skills as per research shows, we at Podar International School integrated technology into the curriculum eindia.eletsonline.com
  12. 12. HOW DID WE MOVE TOWARDSDIGITAL CLASSROOMS? eindia.eletsonline.com
  13. 13. MOVING TOWARDS DIGITAL CLASSROOMSUse of Blackboards Use of OHP Use of 27” TV and Desktop computers eindia.eletsonline.com
  14. 14. MOVING TOWARDS DIGITAL CLASSROOMSIntroducing Flat Screen computers Introducing Interactive boards Introducing Laptops Introducing iPads eindia.eletsonline.com
  15. 15. MOVING TOWARDS DIGITAL CLASSROOMS Virtual Classrooms• Podar has moved towards virtual classrooms.• Our school is a member of Face-to-Faith programme introduced by Tonny Blair Faith Foundation ,which is an online collaboration with 400 schools in 17 countries like UK, Australia, U.S.A etc.• Face to Faith connectsMOVING TOWARDS DIGITAL students worldwide via video-conferences and a CLASSROOMS secure website.• Together students discuss global issues from a variety of faith and belief perspectives. They gain the dialogue skills required to prevent conflict by breaking down religious and cultural stereotypes.• During Swine Flu epidemic and floods we have used virtual lessons to cover up the portion and to keep students engaged in various activities. eindia.eletsonline.com
  16. 16. Virtual Classrooms eindia.eletsonline.com
  17. 17. PROCESS• Trained teachers on using interactive technology in the classrooms.• Modified the syllabus to integrate technology in the curriculum.• Clearly defined Time-Table. (Specify Periods/topics for using Interactive Technology. eindia.eletsonline.com
  18. 18. PROCESS• Raising awareness amongst parents on benefits of interactive technology.• Investment of softwares like 3D Science,Portal,Quizdom,Atlas Curriculum.• Implementation of Digital Technology: Management Support• Sharing of I.T integrated Lesson Plans eindia.eletsonline.com
  19. 19. Moving towards Digital Classrooms Introduction of software• MS-Office • Students Report Card• Dreamweaver Software (Intranet Based)• Movie-Maker • School-Parents Communication Online Portal• Photoshop • Rubicon Atlas -Curriculum• Cyber 3D Science Software Portal• Quizdom- Interactive • School Administration Response System Software Software • Netop eindia.eletsonline.com
  20. 20. Insights of Digital TechnologyImpact on Teachers :• Become more confident and motivated to perform.• Increases dedication due to school support.• Increases co-operative and collaborative working amongst staff.• A bank of digital lesson plans on various subjects for future teacher reference.• Increased interaction with Peers and students.• Use of ICT skills for – evaluation ,online teaching , online publication of results ,online assignments (emails), designing student websites, newsletters, creating Blogs etc• Gives teachers immediate feedback of student analysis. eindia.eletsonline.com
  21. 21. Insights of Digital TechnologyImpact on Students :• Makes learning more meaningful and enjoyable.• Enhances student learning and improves understanding of difficult concepts.• World of knowledge is opened up for students at a click of a mouse driving the learning process to new heights.• Effective in promoting team work and collaborative learning among students.• Brings about creativity, gives them ideas , encourages discussion and research. eindia.eletsonline.com
  22. 22. Insights of Digital TechnologyImpact on Students :• Increases student interest, instills spirit of enquiry and curiosity and improves academic performance.• Increased attendance in class room.• Boost the confidence and morale of students.• Students assignments are evaluated on team work ,leadership qualities and organisation skills.• Research skills enhanced more imagination and creativity.• Inspires students to achieve academic excellence.• Students develop 21st century skills – More problem solving , critical thinking and collaboration. eindia.eletsonline.com
  23. 23. Gauging the impact of technology on Students After introducing Digital technology for class room teaching in various subjects , We decided to evaluate what was the overall impact of Digital technology on regular and challenged students of Podar School. Two research studies were carried out RESEARCH 1 • Effectiveness of digital classrooms for students of Grade 7- Grade 10 i.e. students perception of digital learning. RESEARCH 2 • Effectiveness of digital classrooms to compensate the disabilities experienced by Dyslexic children. eindia.eletsonline.com
  24. 24. Gauging the impact of technology on Students RESEARCH 1 • Analysis of the data collected for regular students showed that all students had a positive attitude towards Digital learning. • Questions on aspects like better understanding , creates interest , gives more ideas were asked and most responses were higher than 4 on a scale of 5. eindia.eletsonline.com
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  26. 26. Gauging the impact of technology on Students RESEARCH 2• Around 5% of the total number of students at Podar international School i.e. 60 students suffer from different types of disabilities.• Analysis of the data collected for challenged students showed that students had a positive attitude towards Digital learning. Though there is no cure for such type of disabilities, digital technology can enhance teaching and learning and provide the right channel for such students to excel. eindia.eletsonline.com
  27. 27. Gauging the impact of technology on Students• Digital technology helps students with learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia since the large fonts offer greater readability , typing replaces writing , spell checks improve spellings , calculators help the dyscalculia afflicted. All this helps to overcome their phobias and acquire persistence and confidence.• Use of Digital technology - 3D Science software , multimedia presentations , videos , Wikipedia , blogs ,search engines , interactive software ,models ,new educational apps helps students with learning disability retain concepts for longer period of time ,helps better understanding of content and improves academic performance. eindia.eletsonline.com
  28. 28. Challenges of Digital TechnologyManagement :• Policy changes by management for systematic implementation of digital technology in the classrooms.• Investing in latest digital technology.• Support and motivation from school authorities.• Government intervention –Fee Structure• P.T.A’s approval – Changing mindset of parents.• Uncertain and unfavorable copyright law eindia.eletsonline.com
  29. 29. Challenges of Digital TechnologyTEACHERS :• Professional development of staff in using digital technology.• Requires meticulous planning by teachers.• Time to plan and implement the lessons using technology• Eagerness and commitment of the teachers.• Changing the mind set of staff.• Effectively managing the students’ intelligence eindia.eletsonline.com
  30. 30. Challenges of Digital TechnologyTEACHERS :• Time to plan and implement• Managing students more knowledgeable.• Inability to handle technical problems.• To select and create the right resources. eindia.eletsonline.com
  31. 31. Challenges of Digital TechnologyStudents :• Space Out Student Technology Use• Misuse of technology- playing games, chatting on social networking sites• Plagiarism of internet sources• Visiting of non educational websites• Too much dependence on technology• Students Need Additional Monitoring eindia.eletsonline.com
  32. 32. How did we cope with rapidly advancing technologies and classroom practices.• Management Support• Introduce technology in various phases• Support from parent community• Training of staff• Upgradation of technologies eindia.eletsonline.com
  33. 33. Teacher training and professional development through ICT• Training by IT staff• Peer teaching• Inviting experts as resource persons – Intel, Apple, Dell, Microsoft• Modifying the Time Table• Training of staff on Saturdays• Online Training• In the staff appraisal policy, one of the criteria stated is using all IT resources effectively in the classroom eindia.eletsonline.com
  34. 34. Online and collaborative learning tools• Video conferencing through Skype• Using of Google docs & sites• Blogs & wikis• Rubicon atlas for curriculum development• Face to faith eindia.eletsonline.com
  35. 35. DIGITAL CLASSROOMS LEADS TO …….• Active Learning• Collaborative Work• Individual Attention• Knowledge Unlimited• Faster Grasping Ability• Multi Sensory Stimulation• Student Centered Learning• Greater Learning Opportunities• Gap Between Heterogeneous Learners Reduced• Real Life Simulation with Animation & 3D Effects eindia.eletsonline.com
  36. 36. DELL’s CASE STUDY Evidence from Henrico County, Virginia’s Three-Year Laptop Program for High Schools• Independent analysis of Henrico County Public School’s individual take- home laptop program for all the County’s high school students indicates that for all the state-measured curriculum topics over the three years of the program, the all-topics, all-years average gain was 21 points on a Virginia Standards of Learning test scale with an approximate range of 300 points.• More laptop use was associated with higher achievement in Biology, Chemistry, History, Reading and Earth Science.• Students were also better prepared for 21st Century skills and high school graduates who had used laptops in school reported that, compared to colleagues from other high schools who had not studied with individual laptops---they were better prepared for college and/or for paid employment. eindia.eletsonline.com
  37. 37. DELL’s CASE STUDY Evidence from Henrico County, Virginia’s Three-Year Laptop Program for High Schools• Interactive, Inc. collected unusually detailed data to document laptop use by students and teachers.• The single---if complex----addition of 1-to-1 laptops has levered changes in six pivotal areas of schooling: student (1) achievement (2) study habits (3) future preparation and teacher (4) instructional practices (5) student progress monitoring and (6) productivity. eindia.eletsonline.com
  38. 38. The vision must be followed by the venture.It is not enough to stare up the steps –we must step up the stairs. eindia.eletsonline.com

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