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Lehman, BillX (2/20/2013 8:17 AM): Indus International School Transforms Education through TechnologyTransforming Education through TechnologyIndus International School, Bangalore, adopts 1:1 learning methodology for equipping students with 21st century skills.Indus International School, Bangalore, and Indus International Community School, true to their commitment to providing education beyond the classroom are imparting 21st century skills to their students through Intel’s 1:1 learning methodology and are enabling lifelong learning—helping their students become actively engaged citizens of the world.Challenges• Creating an educational system that prepares students for success in the 21st century• Shifting from a top-down and hierarchical learning to a more inclusive student-centric learning system• Empowering teachers to integrate technology into classroomsSolutions• Intel-Indus International School collaboration to support new ideas and innovative programs• Specific initiatives to make PCs and the Internet more accessible and to make them integral to the teaching system• Extensive teacher professional development on how to integrate technology into the classroom• Indus International School implemented 1:1 eLearning for all their students, enabling student-centered, life-long learningResults• Teachers are integrating technology and 21st century skills when delivering lessons• Students are developing skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborationThe Need for 21st Century Skills in Schools in IndiaThe education system in India largely suffers from poor quality of education due to weak infrastructure and inadequate pedagogic attention. So, the need for providing high-quality learning is paramount to India, to ensure its future—the generation in schools—is well equipped to take on the next wave. The key to providing the best learning opportunities lies in implementing the important facets of a high-quality learning environment effectively: thematic instruction, problem identification and solution, understanding relevance to learners’ lives, active exploration, choice and autonomy, cycles of creation, collaboration and communication, authentic feedback, the teacher being a facilitator, and the use of 21st century tools.Read the full Indus International School Transforms Education through Technology Success Story.
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