Information and Communication Technology has made rapid advances and is evolving constantly.
EZ Vidya, an organization committed to enhancing the computer literacy levels across the country, specifically designs our computer curriculum for classes 4 and 5. Three computer labs with theory rooms incorporating latest technology are provided for the use of senior students. The internet is a repository of information for easy reference and this is used extensively by teachers and students to keep abreast of latest developments. Students work regularly on technology to present academic projects.
The computer curriculum for class 6 and 7 is designed in house. The curriculum includes learning software tools, cyber safety,projects, team activities. The cover page of the computer project manual is designed by students. Fresh ideas are incorporated into the EZ Vidya curriculum framework to enthuse students and thus lay a firm foundation for learning advanced concepts.
The computer curriculum is systematic and is instrumental in honing thinking and organizational skills in students. There is a gradual assimilation and application of concepts learnt in lower classes as students move to higher classes. Every class has one module encompassing computer programming and this evidently builds the students’ logical and thinking skills as they graduate to classes 11 & 12.
There is a prescribed syllabus from the CBSE Board and this is taught to students who have opted for computer science along with other core subject combinations.
Computer Fundamentals, Programming through C++, Problem solving using Object Oriented concepts using C++, Concept of a Relational Database, SQL using Oracle, Computing Logic using Boolean Algebra, Concepts of Networking Technologies and Communication and understanding Open Source Software.
The fully automated library covers a wide spectrum of written word with over 20,350 books ranging from Arts and Culture, English, Hindi, Kannada as languages, Literature and fiction and Social Science, History, Science, IT, and Personality Development. Newspapers, Periodicals (national & international), CD’s, DVD’s, maps and charts find pride of place along with the books in the library. The collection caters to the needs of curriculum and information needs of the teachers and the children.
Every class has one library period per week and the teachers and students are free to take books for extended reading.
The school follows the five laws of library science laid down by the ‘the father of library science in India Dr. S. R. Ranganathan. He stated that books are for use, every reader has his/her book, every book has its reader,that a library must save the time of the reader and that a library is a growing organism. These laws are in use in the library with the Open Access System.
The students and teachers have accessibility to the racks and collections are developed and updated constantly keeping in mind the interests of all library users. Various activities such as writing book reviews, book talk, worksheets based on stories for primary children are major library attractions. Students are given appreciation certificates for good reading and writing best book reviews.
Reading Day Programmes, World Literacy Day and Book Fair are major library events conducted during the year enhancing the reading interests of the students and the mentors.The Library functions with the user friendly package “PupilPod” by which the user can view the catalogue and the list of books pending in his/her account. The package also helps the user to search for a particular title and its placement in the library.
The CBSE board prescribes co scholastic education as part of the syllabus that contributes to the holistic development of the child. As part of this program, the school has developed an online learning module in association with an external agency.
Prepmyskills is a platform that enables learning and updating of skills, to meet the demands of the fast changing world. For students of classes 6- 10, financial management and value system modules have been exclusively created for Kumaranites.
The value system module deals with topics like respect for the country, scientific thinking, peace and harmony while the financial module deals with banking concepts ,stocks & shares, mutual funds etc. Students are able to study the course material at their pace in the comfort of their homes.
Mindspark is a computer based self-learning programme that helps the child improve her skills in Mathematics. The interactive interface ensures that the student is not learning passively by listening to someone, or viewing ready-made solutions, but learning by answering questions of progressively increasing complexity levels.
An advantage of Mindspark is that it harnesses the power of new technologies to bolster learning. An intelligent computer system uses a complex adaptive logic to decide what problem to serve up to a student next, based on the students’ response to problems.
The self paced learning allows students to get the doubts with the help of explanations where needed.
Detailed Assessment (http://www.ei-india.com/detailed-assessment/)
Detailed Assessment aims at making a difference in the assessment process by providing assistance to teachers so that they can focus on their core competency as well as provide greater insight into topic misconceptions in students and how they can improve upon them for a brighter future with strong fundamentals. Detailed Assessment, a topic-wise testing tool, aims at providing immediate feedback to teachers on the current level of student understanding on the topics taught and completed in the classroom.
DA as a tool is aligned with the school curriculum and presents immediate detailed feedbacks on individual student performance.
The main benefits of Detailed Assessment are:
Regular tests that identify if there are any learning gaps in a topic taught.
Immediate results help teachers address the learning gaps immediately.
Best practices based on deep research, are available to the teacher after every test. This helps in effective remediation
Customized guidelines to improve the performance are provided with every test to the student
Each test is followed up with a customized report for students and a detailed report for the teacher which will help her quickly remediate the portions that are not clear to the students. Students take these tests online in the school.