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Managing Committee meeting: 17-Nov

posted Nov 20, 2012, 2:45 AM by Nilanjan Nath   [ updated Nov 20, 2012, 3:13 AM ]

Dighalgram Netaji Vidyapith High School (DNVHS) opened after Puja vacation on 16th November. Anirban Pal and I paid a visit to the school on 17th Nov to meet the managing committee and the other teaching staffs.
 
The school is 9.5 Km from Habra. The nearest High School is 6 Km away. The schools deliver education starting from preparatory, through primary, secondary till higher secondary. Mid day meal is also served. In secondary there are more than 1300 students and the numbers are growing. New constructions are also under progress to augment the capacity.
 
The discussion started with a brief introduction of Future Society. Then there was a very interesting and positive discussion with the MC members. Some of the points were
  • MC appreciated that the recorded video lectures would help the students, who could not attend a
  • Thought on creating a digital library with video lectures and tab was appreciated. The MC feels the DNVHS should consider it as a opportunity and be pioneer in it.
  • Teachers pointed out opportunity of number of improvements in pedagogy using this technology
  • Concern on appropriate use of technology was raised

DNVHS agreed to welcome the initiative and start working on it. The teaching staffs were also very enthusiastic. For Future Society this is a modest start of a long journey.

Preparatory Meetings: 3-Nov

posted Nov 19, 2012, 11:42 PM by Nilanjan Nath

Dighalgram Netaji Vidyapith High School

This was the second interaction with the teachers of Dighalgram School. During our first interaction on 20th Oct we have explained the technology and demonstrated how the technology soulution works to Head Master Santanu Mandal and Computer Teacher Sanjoy Roy.

On 3rd Nov the Head Master of the School Santanu Mandal has invited two more teachers to provide some exposure to the concept and technology. It was and opportunity for me get first hand feedback from teachers who had different level of exposure to computer.

The Life Science teacher Gourpada Kundu created a video lecture on Nutrition. The mathematics teacher Gobinda Mondal created a sample video on Inequation. The sessions were not easy ride. But both of them were excited about the potential of the technology. Most interesting experience was both of them started thinking how the pedagogy can be improved with this new technology e.g. For Nutrition presentation slides Gourpada sir thought of using picture of our daily meal and use it to explain Carbohydrate, Fat, Protein, Vitamin etc.

As the next step we have planned the next visit to the school to meet the teachers and the Managing Committee by mid of this month. The agenda of the meeting to elaborate the following
  • What we are trying to do
  • How we can do this
  • How would it help the school and bigger community
  • Discussion, Q&A
Will try to keep you updated on what is happening. Please let us know your thoughts, suggestions.

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