Debasish Biswas of Star TV marks the launch of a new generation tablet for personalized and interactive teaching & learning
Classteacher Learning Systems, pioneers of Digital Interactive Solutions for K -12 today announced the launch of its latest innovation –Classpad in Guwahati. Classpad facilitates personalized and interactive learning in the classroom and makes education accessible to every student according to his/ her individual intelligence level and talent. Using the Classpad, teachers can effortlessly transfer class work to the students’ tablet, share their own content instantly and conduct tests/ assessments hassle free. Students can also give undivided attention to class lessons, attempt assessments and get immediate results to further enhance their learning.
Sameer Buti, Executive Director and Co-founder of Classteacher Learning Systems announced the launch in presence of guest of honor Mr. Debasish Biswas- VP & Head- Institutional Alliances Star TV at Sanskriti –The Gurukul School. Classpad is India’s first education tablet focused on adaptive and personalized learning and provides educational solutions 'mapped to Indian and international curricula'.
Speaking at the launch, Sameer Buti, Executive Director and Co-founder of Classteacher Learning Systems said, “The education system in our country does not differentiate students according to their individual learning capabilities and teach all of them at the same level. Classpad has in-built software that tests students’ problem solving, creativity and application of language skills, thereby facilitating interactive learning and reducing the monotony of repetitive sessions in the classroom. Classpad can help to categorize students as fast learners, average learners and slow learners thereby providing each student with personalized teaching in line with their learning capabilities. Using the tablet, teachers can also complete their syllabus within schedule and get considerable time to focus on slow learners.
He further added, “currently, we have deployed Classpads in more than 25 schools pan India and in North East we have tied up with 3 schools viz, Shishu Nishtha Niketan – Imphal; Sanskriti - the Gurukul and The Modern English School - Guwahati.
We hope this new wave of technology in schools will set a benchmark for quality education in the North East region and open doors to more such learning possibilities for students.”
Available for students in standard 3 to 12, Classpad can serve as an interactive e-reading device, with the capability of storing dozens of books. Equipped with distinctive software that is designed to integrate smoothly with existing school platforms, Classpad can easily be connected to the interactive whiteboards. The Classpad is available in 2 models: Trolley model for multiple student usage and one Tablet per Child (OTPC) model.
Classpad offers three learning models - ‘In-class’, using which teachers can effortlessly transfer class work, tests and home assignments to the students’ tablet; ‘In-school’, for out-of-class learning; and, ‘In-home’, for parents to monitor children’s school and home work.
Using the tablet, students can download 7000 education applications on the cloud. Classpad has a touch screen with a 7 hour battery life, 1.2 Ghz processing speed and a built-in memory of 8 GB expandable upto 32 Gb.
Classpad provides seamless integration between school and home. Powered by an adaptive technology engine,Classpad works both on the cloud and the school server.
About Classteacher Learning Systems:
Classteacher Learning Systems are the pioneers of interactive classroom technology in India offering digital classrooms solutions or smart classrooms to over 800 schools, 1 million students and 25,000 educators all across India. Founded in 1999 by two professionals on a mission to revolutionize the process of teaching prevalent in the country; Classteacher has tirelessly endeavored to redefine the very outcomes of teaching methodologies by constant innovations in blended learning techniques, combining constructivist pedagogy and new information & communication technologies to offer innovative, scalable and affordable solutions to the education community.
Classteacher Learning Systems was one of the first companies in India to offer an integrated solution of digital content software and interactive white boards. Today, we offer end-to-end integrated solutions in classroom instruction, self learning, assessments and community building.
Over the years ,Sanskriti the Gurukul ( Guwahati) has been striving to make a difference in the field of education since its inception. They have always endeavored to take the path less trodden and emphasized teaching via practical application while retaining the competitive edge in public examinations.
Mr Ashutosh Agarwal, Founder and Secretary , Sanskriti the Gurukul has been instrumental in ensuring the school raises the bar in terms of technology usage .His views on technology in education were recently published in Eclectic. He feels that in the future , the traditional model of schooling may soon become obsolete. No longer will students gather at a physical facility , grouped by age and passively receive information from trained adults.
He feels,technology is in the process of making education borderless. We are turning into a society accustomed to having access to information 24X7.Thus Sanskriti has encouraged long distance learnig for its senior students , it now is introducing class pads in middle school , in order to equip its students to be intelligent technology users.