School’s Digital Infrastructure: Speeding up Learning
While a school’s physical infrastructure holds an all-important role in providing a conducive environment in a student’s academic journey, another key facet is Digital Infrastructure, a key differentiator among schools that has truly transformed the delivery of educational content in schools. Use of digital technology in education is steadily transforming whole concept of education delivery, making the very concept of ‘Show me and I understand’ a reality.Following are the important modes in which digital technology has been transforming the delivery of educational content in Mayo College Girls’ School –
To increase the access of digital content among staff and students, the entire campus has been transformed into Wi-Fi Campuse with around 9kms long high speed Fibre Optics cabled network. This not only enhances the e-learning habits in staff and students but also gives them an option to access School Educational Resources repository and Massive open online courses (MOOCs).
High Speed Internet
School is equipped with 500 Mbps LeasedLine from Railteck and 300 Mbps LeasedLine from BSNL catering to the need of school’s internet access, parent portal access and emailing solutions. Every classrooms are having SmartTechnology’s smartboards connected a Multimedia system, which have internet access which is in turn used by the teachers for teaching students.
DATA CENTRE – the Server room is equipped with Dell PowerEdge Servers ( R530 , R620 Series) equipped with Dual Intel Xeon Server processors with 32 GB RAM , Redundant Power Supply Units(PSUs) and disk arrays running latest Microsoft Windows Server Operating systems and softwares.
Interactive LED Panels
Implemented 12 big (82”/75”) Interactive LED Panels to help enhance the digital learning endeavours of our students.
State of Art ICT Laboratories for the students to help foster technological skills. Students design websites, create Multimedia contents and create software programs in keeping with international requirements.
Students Resource Centre
An IT enabled Resource Centre provides support to keep pace with the dynamic nature of learning and pedagogy in education. The In house programs are organized regularly and Learning Communities provide classroom teachers with real opportunities for continuous Professional Development, Research and Growth. Student resource center is well equipped with 12 systems with internet access and network printer/scanner.
IT enabled Staff Room
Teachers the change-makers of tomorrow are empowered through regular and constant research in the inviting ambience of the IT enabled staff room.
Interactive white boards are used for classroom teaching and involve students to learn with technology. Notes, flowcharts, drawings and PPTs used in the course of teaching are saved to be accessed as and when required. Students are actively involved in their learning through presentations made by them using the whiteboards.
NIITeGuru Maths Laboratories
The formulae of mathelogical intelligence is cracked in the number zone of NIIT eGURU Maths Lab
School have a excellent robotic lab equipped with 30 systems for students to learn robotics.
Projection in Auditorium is handled by a Panasonic PT-MZ770, 8000 Lumens, WUXGA Full HD Laser with Cinema Lens projector which gives student a feel of Cinema Hall.
Learning Management System
A portal, complete in all respects with repository of learning material across various subjects mapped to Council curriculum. It enables teachers to use it as a Teaching tool and students use it as a learning tool in Boarding houses. It has facilities like Mind map, Smart Learning Modules, Animations, Formative discussions, Questions on ‘Higher Order Thinking Skills’, Chapter-wise Q&A, MCQ Tests, Model Test Papers and Quizzes.
Bio-metric Attendance System
Bio-metric attendance system being implemented in the schools to ease and keep transparency in the attendance system for teaching and non-teaching staff.