Digital Classrooms are a fun based activity based learning initiative. Under this 1000 low-income schools across 12 states of India will get upgraded. The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has upgraded Jaitala Marathi Primary School with the same, which makes it second digital classroom at NMC run school. Chairman of NMC Gopal Bohare and corporator from Airport ward Praful Gudadhe did the inauguration. It was started with NMC Sanjay Nagar School three months before.
Targets of the Project :
- To provide a fun learning atmosphere for children.
- Making Classroom teachings bigger, better, and smarter. This aims at to make students smarter with subject-based learning in a different manner.
Bohr said NMC is developing digital classrooms at three schools, including Jaitala School. “Remaining classrooms at Jaitala and Sanjay Nagar will be changed over into Digital classrooms soon. Work will be done in quick phase. This new technology will improve education standards. Now students with weaker economic sections will get a quality education.”
The digital project aims at reaching out every hook and corner of India. Under this move, English and Hindi medium government, government-supported, and NGO-run schools in rural areas, semi-urban and urban regions will get benefited. Tricky subjects like maths and science will be easy now.
Technology Used in Digital Classrooms :
The WebBox, crafted and designed by the Vodafone Group, is basically a Smartphone with a keyboard which runs on a 600 MHz processor with Android 2.1 OS. This internet-enabled equipment is inserted with a SIM card. It has AV cables that get connected to the tv.The WebBox is designed with a learning application for the classroom that contains state educational modules adjusted advanced substance. This includes Concept Videos, In-Class Activities, Projects, Group Discussions, Games, Practice Questions, and Quizzes. These features can store directly to the WebBox and later on can be used by teachers for learning sessions.