In order to keep a track on efficiency and research skills, around 5,000 class 8 students of Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) are being given tablets as a part of a pilot project. They will especially be used for science and mathematics and will allow teachers to keep a track on whether students are actually studying at home. One school from each of the 25 regions have been selected by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan for the initiative.
Teachers to keep an eye
As per HT report, a senior KV official said that the tablets are enabled with multi-device management software that can be used by the teachers to find out whether the student used the tablet at all for studying, what material was accessed and for what duration. The tablets will be provided by the Union human resource development (HRD) ministry free of cost. Students will continue to use them till class 12 and can keep the same for themselves later on.
“The idea is to ensure they not only access the reading material online, but they can also submit their assignments for online evaluation. It will become easier for teachers to evaluate them as tests will be conducted using the tablets so they don’t need to spend time checking their copies.
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Irrelevant sites blocked
The company that provided the tablets was asked to install the management system so that we can actually find out what exactly are the students using it for,” said a senior official. To ensure students do not misuse it to access social media sites, all such sites have been blocked.
Unburdening the students
Santosh Kumar Mall, commissioner of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan said,”The tablets are being provided free of cost to the students. Delivery has already started. The move will not only reduce the burden of the heavy bag but it will enhance learning too. It will also provide ease of assessment for the teachers.”
Apart from science and mathematics, educational content related to subjects such as Mathematics and English has also been provided in the tablets.
A final decision in regards to the implementation of this project based on the experience will be taken soon. If successful, it will be emulated in other classes which will be decided later.[“Source-timesofindia”]