At the core of smartclass is a vast repository of digital rich-media content across grades K-12 mapped to meet the specific objectives laid out by the central and state boards across the country. The content is available across 12 boards and 5 regional languages in addition to English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, and Kannada. The content offers comprehensive coverage and is mapped to chapters/topics of books prescribed for CBSE board in subjects such as Math, EVS, Science, Social Science, Commerce, and Arts.
The multimedia content repository ENGAGES students by bringing abstract concepts to life, help them PRACTICE using exercises, sample papers, and interactivities/simulations. Students can reinforce learning using SUMMARY resources such as topic synopses and concept maps. Teachers can EVALUATE students on the concepts taught using objective and subjective tests. Bright students can also EXPLORE the topics further using resources such as weblinks, real life applications, and assessment for learning. The table below summarizes the various content types available in each category of resources that the teachers can use in the classroom.
Here is a brief description of these content types:
These are rich-media 2D-/3D-animated videos that make it easy for students to visualize all the tough concepts in the curriculum and help bring abstract concepts to life.
These are real-time videos of lab experiments and activities in Science and Math across grades 6-10 and provide a virtual lab experience in the classroom.
These are animated videos that provide step-by-step instructions to draw a diagram of relevant topics for Science and Geography across grades 6-12.
These help teachers to teach maps in an interactive manner in a class. For example, a teacher can view/hide areas on a map to indicate parameters such as roadways and waterways networks across India.
These are voice-over presentations created by teachers across India, mapped to state-board curricula.
These resources provide a simulated experience to students in lab experiments and activities in Math and Science.
These are printable exercises mapped to chapter-topics that help students practice the concepts learned.
These are solved past year board papers for grades 10 and 12.
These include solved sample papers in all subjects for various grades.
These are printable question sets that can be used as home assignments.
These include a list of suggested activities for formative assessments (FA) per the CBSE guidelines. Students can work on these activities individually or in groups.
These include interactive exercises across subjects and grades that help students to practice the concepts learned.
These provide a summary of the chapter/topic and act as a ready reckoner for the students to revise concepts.
These are graphic organizers on the concepts and flow of content covered in a topic.
These are multiple-choice chapter-level tests mapped to various boards and provide instant feedback to students.
These are solved open-ended tests on chapter-topics across subjects mapped to various boards.
These are sample summative tests in Math, Science, and Social Science based on CCE pattern.
These include a library of relevant web resources for every chapter.
These are resources created by teachers across smartclass schools in India.
Assessment for Learning
These are additional group exercises to evaluate students.
These include examples of real-life applications of the concepts that students learn in a chapter.
Teachers can access these to know about tips and methods to introduce new concepts in a class.
It has always been my dream to see technology becoming an integral part of a teacher's life inside the classrooms. The smartclass program implemented in our schools has indeed been like a dream come true.
The modules are both informative and enjoyable and it has enhanced the teaching and learning process.
The teaching methodology has transformed from an orthodox, laborious method of verbal explanation to a very interactive and graphical presentation, making teaching more interesting to the teachers and learning easy and enjoyable for the students.
The smartclass program has made the classroom sessions very interesting and interactive. It is helpful for both, the teacher and students in the learning process.