Approach to Planning & Deployment

Leadership

During the first six months of the deployment we support leadership team through our training and consultation, to set the foundations of an innovative school.

Leadership

Leadership Elements

01

Vision

A clear vision captures your school’s aspirations for learning, teaching, and the school environment.

 

02

Culture

Take time to understand your school’s culture to anticipate how your community reacts to change.

03

Capacity

Assess the growth potential of people, programs, and systems before you adopt, implement, and expand new practices.

04

Team

A team of influencers and innovators help map out and implement your vision and keep the community engaged.

 

05

Community

Community buy-in and support help you build, sustain, and inspire the momentum behind continuous innovation.

06

Measure

Identifying your goals and how to measure progress toward them helps you share successes and identify areas to improve.

07

Finance

Bringing technology into your school is more than a one-time event. You’re creating new opportunities for learning, teaching, and the school environment that need to be financially sustained and developed over time.

 

Gap Evaluation

Gap Evaluation

A gap analysis is process that compares actual performance or results with what was expected or desired. The method provides a way to identify suboptimal or missing strategies, structures, capabilities, processes, practices, technologies or skills, and then recommends steps that will help the company meet its goals.
Under the Gap evaluation the hardware, software and teaching skill details are analysed by Creative professionals and a Gap report is prepared. The Gap report contains all necessary information which would allow the institution plan the necessary budget and team to fund the project.

Approach to Planning and Deployment

Approach to P&D

Based on leadership consultation with school, teacher feedback and school vision, one of the modes of deployment model is selected.

 

  • One-One deployment
  • One-Many deployment
  • Shared iPad 

Deployment Scenarios

1:1 Scenario

In a 1:1 scenario both the students and teachers will have their own iPads for academic work in school and at home. This iPad program is an effective approach that enhances teaching and learning.

Benefits of 1:1 iPad Program

  • Instant access to up-to-date Information and current events as well as digital books and multimedia resources
  • Foster critical thinking skills to do research that encourages proactive learning
  • Strengthen communication skills and literacy
  • Multiple collaboration tools available
  • Individualise learning tool
  • Prepare students for high school and college work
  • Expand students’ working knowledge of effective methods to problem solve and complete task

Build the Capacity of our Instructional Teams

 This scenario provides us with the opportunity to:
  • Collaborate on common documents and assessments.
  • Share course materials over the web.
  • Create lessons and student-centred activities
  • Promote creativity and critical thinking.
  • Enhance curriculum beyond the text.

Plan a Systematic Intervention Program

 This scenario provides us with the opportunity to:
  • Place instant assessment tools at the student’s fingertips.
  • Monitor progress through online Mastery Manager software.
  • Addressing multiple learning modalities.

Shared iPad

Shared iPad

Shared iPad enables schools to share devices among students, while still providing a personalised experience.* Before class begins, teachers can assign any student any shared iPad. Students know which devices to use because their pictures are on the Lock screens, and they can access their personal content using a password or easy-to-remember four-digit PIN. Because a local copy of their data is stored on this device, after students log in, their homework, apps and assignments are exactly as they left them. So teachers and technology managers won’t lose time backing up or wiping data between classes.

iPad Cart

A cart of (30-50) iPads will be purchased by the school.

Learning Environment

Innovative schools use technology to support learning experiences that are active, personal, collaborative, and relevant. These experiences are designed to empower learners to be creators who believe their work matters.

Teaching Environment

Innovative schools use technology to inspire a growth mindset in teachers and support their work as learning experience designers.

One-Many Deployment

one to many

There’s a reason both teachers and students love iPad. It enables endless opportunities to create hands-on, customizable learning experiences. Reach more students with apps and books geared to any level or subject. It also helps facilitators to develop their own interactive materials, organize and deliver the lessons with lots of digital tools, and discover a world of possibilities with iPad.

To test this world of endless possibilities and to make it a part of teaching permanently, a One to many iPad deployment is considered a pilot project by the schools to understand how various stake holders respond to change. Teachers (25-50) are identified by the school for the pilot project and faculty are trained on relevant tools through Digital professional development. Common Classes where the teachers teach are equipped with required technology to implement their learnings of DPD.

Podcast Center

The Recording Studio is fitted with equipment for audio and video recording. It is available for faculty and students who would like to use it for class-related activities. A Podcast Center staff member will be available to demonstrate how to use the technology in the room before the first class session or class assignment.

Technologies

  • Microphone: Yeti Blue USB Microphone which helps create impeccable, studio-quality recordings with intuitive and easy steps. The four different pattern modes provide flexibility to record a bevy of diverse recordings like podcast, interviews, audio for videos, vocals, etc.
  • Video Camera: Panasonic 4K is ideal for professional video recordings. It is on a tripod with adjustable height.
  • Professional Lighting: With 2 Spotlight floor lamps and multiple adjustable ceiling lights to provide ideal light for diverse studio recordings.
  • Studio Acoustics: Soundproofing acoustic foam is built in the side walls. It reduces echoes and background noise by absorbing the reverberations sound can make by bouncing off the walls.
  • Professional Background for video recording.
  • Ceiling Mounted Projector with a drop-down screen.
  • Mac Mini Computer with Audacity software for editing.

Benefits

 
  • We encourage faculty to use this space for trying out and getting comfortable with incorporating new technology in their pedagogy.
  • Podcasts for course assignments
  • Audio/Video interviews
  • Recording of video lecture/presentation
  • Desktop Capture
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