‘Yesterday meets today for the benefit of tomorrow. I thank Intel for being there with us whenever we needed and I am sure such Public Private Partnership goes a long way and help in achieving the common objective'
Mr. Suresh, Principal JNV Hebri
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV), Hebri, Udipi, is an important resource centre of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) for imparting quality education to the children from surrounding areas. The children studying in JNV Hebri are predominantly first generation learners with no prior knowledge or access to computers before joining the JNV. The Vidyalaya is equipped with the necessary infrastructure and aims to provide educational opportunities at par with the urban schools.
The Technology Meet, a much needed initiative by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, was organized at JNV Hebri. The objective of the Technology Meet was to plan strategies for systemic integration of ICT in the JNV Education processes.
The participants were senior policy makers and practitioners from the Hyderabad Region; comprising of Deputy Commissioners, Education officers, Principals and Teachers.
Intel has had a successful association with NVS since 1999; and there has been positive feedback of the impact of the Intel Education Programs on the students. It was only natural that Intel was invited as a trusted partner to provide inputs to help JNVs create the Road Map for ICT Deployment and Usage for 2009 & 2010.
Taking forward the emerging need of usage of ICT tools in the education processes, with special emphasis on effective use of Internet for Communication & Collaboration; showcase of Web 2.0 technologies was done.
The group brainstormed on the efficacy of Blogs & Wikis for encouraging student centric learning. The participants were provided with hands-on-experience working on Wikis and collaborative Google Docs. Intel Web Resources were also shared. The hands on session saw participants including the links of various Intel web resources like Assessing Projects, DEP in their Wikis to help the students explore and go beyond the four walls of the classroom.
It was an enthusiastic audience, ready to explore and learn new techniques and methodologies that would enhance student learning and help them become a part of the knowledge economy.
‘The idea of a “Technology Meet” that started as a seed will now flower and be successful. Adopt what you have learnt and show the way for others’
Mr. K C Reddy, Asst Commissioner, Hyderabad Region