- aiding project based assignments. Getting students future ready.
SmartProjects incorporate the essence of FutureReadyKids i.e. "self learning" (Constructivism), "Getting hands on" (Bricolage) and "working in groups" (collaboration) into CBSE curriculum. This is intended for students of 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th-grade students.
Benefits of SmartProjects:
Students learn faster: Students learn the concept on their own when they build the toy. Having done this as homework, they come to school with a basic understanding of the topic. This helps them learn faster.
Retain the knowledge for longer, recall faster: SmartProjects gets students to "learn by doing". As Confucius said "I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand", students understand the concepts and hence the learning stays for longer.
Constructivism: Videos are organized so that kids have to make sense on their own. They are not "taught" the topic. This encourages self-learning and constructivism - this is a key skill required for thriving in future.
Collaboration: Students are expected to build these toys with 2-3 other classmates/neighbors or cousins. This helps kids learn collaboration while making the activity fun.
Application of concept: Most videos are designed to give them an understanding of the application of the concept and how they can use it in their daily lives. This makes learning relevant and useful.
Multi-disciplinary and multiple intelligence: Syllabus cannot cover all aspects of the world around us. We make it a point to mashup topics like astronomy, dance, modern art, electronics, composition into to the syllabus topics. This widens their horizons.
Creativity and innovation: Open ended questions are directed to make students think creatively. Most of these questions do not have a right answer. In fact, we do not know answers nor do we think there are answers to these questions. Students have to use the concept they just learned and make up their own answers... not surprisingly, we have seen some amazing responses.
Gets kids future ready: We believe self-learning (constructivism), hands-on problem-solving (bricolage) and collaboration are the keys to getting our kids future ready. All these are ingrained in SmartProjects.
We are now partnering with schools. If you are interested, please give us a call and we would be happy to walk you through SmartProjects and sign up.
Appreciations from academia: