Preparing students to act with responsibility in a digital world
Technology is not just a subject at Universal – it is a way of learning & a way of life! At Universal, technology is an integral part of bringing together the learners, teachers, parents and community and not just a parade of new gadgetry. Indeed, Universal and its staff have earned widespread acclaim for being the digital revolutionaries in the education space. We are continuously searching for fresh, exciting material and resources to integrate into our ever-evolving curriculum.
The school has created an Information Technology Responsible Use Policy that needs to be adhered to by all students. Cyber safety is a part of our curriculum, and regular programmes regarding the same are also conducted with students, parents and staff members.
Audio-Visual Classroom Systems
Audio-Visual technology is a vital part of the new and modern classrooms. It is a powerful tool that enables teachers to present information and complex ideas in an easy-to-understand method. Students are able to grasp more effectively as their curiosity and varied learning needs are taken care of.
Learning with Tablets as well as Laptops
Students and teachers have access to tablets that are used on a one-on-one basis to research, explore and create. There are bi-weekly slots dedicated to learning on tablets. It is during the technology class that students learn to examine a variety of content and work on concept-specific interactive books, games and projects.
In the primary and secondary school, students also have access to the Laptop Lab where each student works on a structured ICT curriculum. Students create assignments and a variety of projects, including presentations, web pages and storybooks as a part of their coursework. Students also learn to ‘Code’ through the ‘Scratch’ programming language.
Digital Library has an online database of digital books, audio and video content that enhances student learning.
STEM – Atal Tinkering Lab
St. John’s Universal School has been selected by Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), an endeavor undertaken by the Niti Ayog, Government of India, to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. It is truly an honour to have this unique opportunity to establish this lab with world-class equipment.
Young children in our school have got a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand the concepts of STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. ATL contains educational and learning ‘do it yourself’ kits and equipment on Science, Electronics, Robotics, Open Source Microcontroller Boards, Sensors, 3D printers, semi-autonomous flying machine, commonly known as drone, and computers to provide students with the skills they need to thrive in their future careers, from technical skills to critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, communication and collaboration. It’s also about being able to productively struggle and fail, learn from that and work through the problems.
Keeping up with the mission of Universal Education, we always strive to do everything in our power to create a learning environment that maximizes potential and encourages the use of technology that extends out of the textbooks and into the real-life. We believe this opportunity will help the diamonds in the rough to shine brightly with their innovation and skills for the world to behold!