CUTTING EDGE TEACHnology
Technology is not just a subject at Universal – it is a way of learning & a way of life! At Universal, Technology is an integral part of bringing together the learners, teachers, parents & community & not just a parade of new gadgetry. Indeed, Universal & its staff have earned wide-spread acclaim for being the digital revolutionaries our aging education system needs so badly.
The Tablet is a portable computer with a multi touch screen, an Audio-Video player & an internet browser. Every Pre-Primary learner is handed out an individual Tablet for a particular lesson or activity for a specified time interval in a scheduled manner as per the curricular programme for that particular group. The teacher then starts a particular Tablet-aided activity or lesson plan aimed at accomplishing a particular learning objective.
Children learn a whole host of things – including alphabets, numbers, drawing, colouring, cursive writing, maths, flash cards & memory games – on the Tablet. It is Interesting, Intuitive, Interactive and promotes Individual Learning.
Our research has proven a phenomenal jump in achievement of learning outcomes of young children when they use Tablet.
- Cognitive skills development: Concepts such as reading, writing, rhymes, stories, values, numbers, shapes, sizes, colours, etc. are simply better grasped & learnt on the Tablet.
- Communication skills development
- Fine motor skills development
- Stimulated senses of touch, hearing and seeing.
- Enhanced ability to concentrate & communicate.
INDIA’S FIRST GOOGLE-POWERED SCHOOL NETWORK
Universal is the first school educational network in India to subscribe to the Google Apps suite for our schools. This allows all staff and learners to have their own personalised home page and email IDs on the school domain name. This also allows the school administration to blog/tweet/publish all circulars, schedules and news items on the school website. Parents can subscribe to email alerts, tweets, buzzes and feeds via the website to keep in touch with the latest happenings in the school.
Our laptop lab is the right place for children to become technologically savvy. We have made adequate provisions so that every child will always have a dedicated laptop to work on. Children use it to complete their assignments, projects and learn new applications.
AUDIO VISUAL CLASSROOM SYSTEMS
We are the first group of educational institutions to employ Audio Visual Digital Classroom Systems in all our classrooms. Each classroom is equipped with LED screens. On these screens animated illustrations and interpretations of the studied topics are shown to the children.
All class rooms and other learning spaces have a LED TV that is used by teachers for presentation of rich-media learning materials & real-time annotation.
ASIA’S FIRST VIRTUAL SPORTS AND MUSIC SCHOOL NETWORK
Universal is the first school in Asia to use Nintendo Wii for providing “Virtual PE” and “Virtual Music” lessons for its learners, in addition to real life sports and music training. The Nintendo Wii (pronounced “We”) is a video game console that allows users to control a game using physical gestures using motion sensing technology. In effect, players have to actually swing their arms to hit a ball while playing virtual Tennis or to bang a drum while playing virtual music.