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KULACHI HANSRAJ MODEL SCHOOL,
ASHOK VIHAR, PHASE - III, DELHI - 110052
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ICT @ KHMS  

The entire education system has been transformed owing to advancing technology. Technology and education are a great combination if used together. Technology is a tool that aids learning and education. Integrated with education it facilitates real and authentic engagement.

Teachers can share and collaborate  through ideas and resources online. As a powerful tool, it makes learning more interesting by engaging and challenging learners through new and interactive methods. It improves skills, encourages an orientation towards research at an early age. It rouses the curiosity and whets the appetite at the same time. It helps value diversity, creates global awareness and ensures a problem solving, solution- oriented approach. It expands the classroom beyond the four walls with its easy accessibility and ready availability.

Kulachi Hansraj Model School is fully equipped to deal with the advancements in technology with its smart rooms, computer hub and global learning platforms established through it’s connect with partner schools across the world. E-learning takes place through blogs, Google community, web-pages, presentations and collaboration over the web. Research access for faculty members helps create appraisal and assessment tools as well as devise strategies to carry learning from abstract to concrete. Customized digital learning content helps enhance comprehension and ensures reinforcement.

Technology is an important tool for education and can be harnessed to facilitate learning and reap the fruits of education.

It is a matter of great pride that the school is a proud recipient of the British Council’s International School Award 2017-20. Under the ISA, the school has set up global links with partner schools in countries like, U.K. , Indonesia, Thailand, Pakistan  , Sri Lanka and Romania. Through video 1250 competing schools from over 93 countries. The challenge constituted of a series of online conferencing and virtual links, global class rooms were set up. The school is the proud recipient of an annual grant from the UK Connecting Classroom Teacher Exchange Programme.

The School has been declared as Stage 3 Global Prize Winner the UK based  Organisation ‘Teach a Man to Fish’. Udaan – the Kulachi Business Enterprise is a multi-utility enterprise which has received a sum of 5000 USD in the School Enterprise Challenge 2014. The school bagged the Top Global Prize from among competitions. Kulachians participated in all the competitions and won the First Prize in the Blogging Competition.

The school has received 2nd Prize in Global Virtual Classroom Contest 2013-14 , academic excellence award in  2015-16 organized by Give Something Back International Foundation (GSBI). It is a free online collaborative learning project that fosters creativity, cross cultural understanding, helping others and teaches IT and website design skills amongst students working together from around the world. The school developed website on the theme ‘Sports and Recreation in collaboration with Leslie H. Walton Middle School, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA and bagged the prize in Secondary Schools Category and received 500USD.

Advancement in IT has led to numerous infrastructural developments in the field of education. Presently the school is equipped with the latest IT infrastructure to actualize the quality objectives it seeks to achieve.

 

Smart Classrooms

Over 150 smart rooms are fully functional to make the teaching-learning process richer and enable the delivery of content through the latest technology.

Learning has extended beyond classrooms, to the globe with e-connections and digital technology. All classrooms are equipped with smart boards, scanners, wall-mounted projectors, surround sound speakers and built in soft resources to provide a 360 degree learning experience.

Students and teachers are partners on an e-learning platform with the rich digital media learning content available. Students are able to comprehend and internalize abstract concepts and view the fourth dimension too.

The school has a vast repository of digital instructional material, customized by the teachers to cater to the diverse needs of the learners. The resources are regularly updated and modified to suit the changing curriculum enhancement in content, alteration in pedagogy.

The digital curriculum unfolds from Pre-school to class XII covering all subjects offered.

Teachers are provided regular in-service training and support in content development, programme enhancement technique enrichment, technological advancement to add value to learning.

Resource Room

The well equipped resource room is a store house for all teachers to transfer data, add to the existing information bank, design online and offline strategies and tools for classroom teaching, assessment, revision, remedial and diagnostic work. Teachers can access various websites to design need-based tools and assessments for the learners.

Internet access under guidance – Students may access the World Wide Web under guidance to explore horizons beyond of the classroom. Students prepare presentations, flash animation, websites and application development using different soft wares.

Learners can access online assessments for self-appraisal.

State-of-the-Art Conference Room – The State-of-the-Art conference room has equipment for presentations, conference calls, video conferences movies, workshops and seminars. Visiting faculty and subject experts can deliver content with complete technologically enabled facilities.

13 Computer Labs equipped with computers and its peripherals with the latest configurations offer students scheduled opportunities within the curriculum to gain hands-on practical knowledge. Some of the presentations made by the students have received acclaim at Inter-School and State Level Competitions too.

Robotics  Lab to cultivate technical creativity and hands-on-knowledge on robotics-engineering.

Multimedia Lab

Voluntary learner participation is always critically linked to superior learning outcomes. The multimedia labs of the school seek to empower the learners with technological solutions and rich media content like video tutorials, online lessons and assessments.

Fully automated libraries allow access to over 80,000 books, magazines and periodicals. Tracing a book through its author or discovering the current user ensures easy availability and dispenses with the tedious process of manual search while at the same time reducing paper usage.

The automated office block ensures automated fee generation, Biometric attendance and maintenance of all records. Employee profiles as well as student profiles are readily accessed with the click of a mouse. Inaccessibility, inordinate delays and pending tasks are now misnomers at KHMS.

Interactive Website

Parents and students can access their profiles on the website through a unique login which allows them to browse through their fee details, access holiday homework, class assignments and worksheets. Circulars and events of the academic calendar are displayed clearly in the website. Parents can communicate with the administration and authorities through the interactive website.

Academics Results

The school’s academic results are fully automated. The school is linked through a server which feeds the various campuses. Online data entry and result computation minimize scope of error and allow teachers to re-evaluate all data entry. Printed result sheets are computer generated.

Conclave - The annual interschool computer symposium ‘Edge’ has been a resounding success in the past decade is now a part of Conclave – an annual inter school saga.

SMS alert services

A vigilant staff and faculty member ensure that parents are kept abreast regarding school activities and keep a vigilant eye on their wards. Parents are regularly informed about school events like holidays, PTM etc. through the SMS service. The service proves to be a great asset in case of sudden changes in schedule of school programmes.

This unique platform enhances the scope of learning the world is an oyster for kulachians.

Maximizing use of ICT tools for enhanced teaching learning outcomes are focused in school.

  •  Use of Smart Boards and customized e- lessons, E-plans, PowerPoint presentation and customized PPTs for making classroom teaching interactive.
  •  Use of interactive DAV CD Rom for hands on learning experience.
  •  Personal Learning Networks, Blogs and online platforms for sharing demos, worksheets, customized  learning content is encouraged. Teachers have their own Blogs where in the give extra reference material for extended learning material to students.
  • Online  Learning networks like Edmodo , Eduposse for within class communication in a controlled environment are promoted
  • Online learning opportunities and use of open source  educational resources and other technologies are used to increase educational productivity by accelerating the rate of learning and better utilizing  of teacher time.
  • Blended Learning through digital and face to face learning approach is followed to accelerate the rate of learning.
  • Various Multimedia tools are used for language labs like videos etc.
  • Teachers arrange Video Conferences to share their experience with other schools to keep pace with the global dimensions through Skype and Hangouts.
  • Audio Visual aids such as Podcasts - digital audio files are created, shared and heard to strengthen linguistic concepts.
  • Social Networks such as facebook , twitter  are used to keep students and parents are well aware,  connected and informed of the school  events.
  • School website is also a medium to share worksheets, assignments , datasheets and circulars .

Students are more stimulated and are apt to learn when they can interact with hands-on learning tools, which various forms of educational technology provide.

Every student learns at his or her own pace. There are many ways in which integrating technology into the classroom has helped students learn at a rate that is comfortable to them, and that allows them to retain information.

Technology has helped a lot in catering the students with special needs. Learning to use it enhances their self-esteem and makes them excited about coming to school.

Use of such tools has shown visible improvement in the overall development of the students viz- a- viz their personality, test scores, holistic development and all other aspects.

Flipped Classrooms

a.    Edmodo

Edmodo is a blended learning platform, which is used by teachers and students to share digitally created content. Teachers provide assignments, quizzes, give feedbacks, have discussions in defined groups and maintain proper records of their performance through this platform.

 

b.    Google + Communities

A community established to expand professional networks by connecting and sharing with students and educators all over the world. Children learn collaboratively by staying updated, participating in relevant discussions, sharing learning experiences, engaging in various strategies to optimize learning. Easy access to new education programmes, presentation, best practices and latest happenings are all at the click of a button. Sharing perspective feedbacks and advice has created a virtual revolution in teaching techniques. Teaching and learning are both re-defined through these communities.

c.     Teachers’ Blog

Teachers’ Blogs for education are a means to facilitate learning by posting useful videos, podcasts and documents, class publications. Presentations are shared and posted on such blogs. Blogs are powerful learning tools to share ideas, collaborate, gain extended information, share useful links and support learners in learning at their own pace. Teachers’ blogs have re-shaped education to include new strategies and insights.

Students are implicitly taught to use media creatively and efficiently by navigating to required spaces. Sharing opinions, extended learning, new perspectives on content, assignment revision sheets, notes are all shared by teachers through their blogs.

 

d.    Video Conferences

Keeping pace with the evolving technology, KHMS has incorporated video conferencing into the classroom making the classroom geographically limitless. The students can access inputs, interact with researchers and experts and their facilities at the click of a button.

Adding an international dimension to education, students participate in video conferences with partner schools all over the world. They actively participate, articulately communicate and effectively convey information in virtual classrooms. This kind of collaborative interconnected learning enhances the curriculum, brings experts into classroom and expands students’ access and world view, thus preparing global citizens of the future.
 

e.    Customized E Lessons

Teachers develop e lessons and re-structure the tools to comply with the requirements of the learner. Various Apps and software are used to make the lessons interesting and captivating.

The lessons are shared amongst the faculty members to enrich the content with individualized inputs.

f. Virtual Field Trips through Skype

Virtual field trips through Skype which help in guided exploration for a structured outline learning experience. Experts from the world over guided students on enriching topics from various subjects like history and culture, ecology, oceans, solar system etc.

It takes students beyond the classrooms walls and into the world’s most iconic locations for a rich immersive experience.

g. Virtual labs

Virtual labs provide remote access in various disciplines of science and engineering. The virtual labs in all classrooms from class IX onwards enthuse students to conduct experiments by arousing their curiosity and help them in learning basic and advanced concepts. Virtual labs help provide various tools for learning and include web resources, video – lectures, animated demonstrations and allow self evaluation.

h. EdTalk@KHMS

The main idea behind starting a youtube channel on EdTalk @ KHMS is to sensitize the young learners about their potential and power of thoughts and ideas.

School’s IT Policy

Kulachi Hansraj Model School is committed to providing the  best IT environment to students for enhancing 21st century skills. In this age of digital citizenship, we believe in enhancing the use of IT in its right way keeping in view of  the security and its ethical use in the school environment and otherwise. The use of internet and IT environment is the need of the hour for enhancing 21st century skills. Internet access will be provided to students for project based learning and its use as per the curriculum needs.
 

  • As per school policy, the computers will remain under the control and supervision of school. Data shared or accessed by students will be under school’s privacy.

  • While reasonable precautions will be taken to supervise students’ use of the Internet, the school obviously cannot ensure absolute screening of all inappropriate uses, including access to objectionable materials and communication with people outside the school. The school is not responsible for the accuracy or quality of information that students obtain from the Internet.

  • Students are expected to use the resources in a manner consistent with the school IT policy and will be held responsible for its misuse in any manner. Additionally, parents should discuss with their children their own expectations for their child's Internet use.

  • Home use of the Internet by students must be supervised and parents should be completely responsible for the student's use of the Internet resources at home. A daily time limit and an awareness of information retrieved from the Internet for home use is highly recommended.

 

  • Internet bandwidth is a limited and valued resource. Any activity that places unnecessary strain on this valuable resource is prohibited. These activities include downloading or uploading of music/video/movie files, accessing file sharing websites, torrents and webcasting/webinars.

  • It is a moral responsibility of each student and staff member to use IT infrastructure ethically and utilize these resources for growth of the education system and the community as a whole.

  • Becoming a responsible digital netizen is one’s own responsibility.Computer and Internet use is a Privilege, NOT A RIGHT. Student use of the school computers, networks, and Internet services is a privilege, and not a right. Unacceptable use/activity may result in suspension or cancellation of privileges as well as additional disciplinary and/or legal action.

  • Based upon the acceptable use guidelines as outlined in this document, the school will deem what is appropriate and inappropriate use of the system. In addition the school has the right to place reasonable restrictions on the material you access or post through the system.

  • The user is responsible for his/ her actions and activities involving school computers, networks and Internet services and for his/her computer files, passwords, and accounts.

  • Using the school  computers, networks, and Internet services for any illegal activity or activity that violates other school policies, procedures and/or school rules. Modifying/altering system settings, or installing software/applications or Copying files to/from any external device such as pen drive, external hard disk, CD/DVD, Mobile Phone, Memory Stick, MP3 Player without taking written permission from the respective computer teacher or hardware engineer is strictly prohibited;

  • Copying or downloading copyrighted materials without the owner's permission is an offence.

  • Mention Internet sources used in student work. Acknowledging other’s work is a must.

  • Copying or downloading or using software without the authorization of the system administrator is not permissible.

  • Using the school's computers, networks and Internet services for non-school-related purposes such as private financial gain is not permissible. Strict action can be taken.

  • Limits will be enforced on students who access the school’s internet. A prior permission must be taken from the school Principal for the use of internet for the school activities.