This is a story where we in the West can look into developing countries of the world, to a country like India who is using technology innovatively. I am talking about Computer Masti.
Founder-Canonical and Ubuntu
This is a story where we in the West can look into developing countries of the world, to a country like India who is using technology innovatively. I am talking about Computer Masti.
Founder-Canonical and Ubuntu
Zee learn group
Vivekananda Educational Trust
The Somaiya School
The Palace School
Cutting-edge technologies of today would become either outdated or evolve into an unrecognizably-advanced form 15 years from now.
Today's students need to be future-ready with 21st century skills.
Concepts are revisited across levels, building a deeper understanding at each subsequent level.
The books have a ‘comics’-like narrative style to make learning fun and engaging.
The topics and their approaches are all integrated either with themes based on other subjects or real-life scenarios.
The worksheets, activities and projects cater to all the six levels of Bloom’s taxonomy.
Healthy Computer Practices
The books sensitise students to social and ethical issues regarding the use of computers and teaches them internet safety.
Free and Open Source Software Applications
The books employ and encourage the use of a range of Free and Open Source Software(FOSS) applications.
Available for grades 1 to 10
NextBooks App(for students)
Learn from anywhere and at any time using the interactive digital books in the app
Contains all the Free Open Source Software applications taught in the books
NextMentor App(for teachers)
Contains a suggested day-wise planner, a question bank and answer keys to the worksheets in the books
Teacher Orientation and Training
Teacher training on the basis of the TPACK model
"Our students required a lot of handholding and guidance to work with the material. We were looking for something that would also facilitate self-learning and in Computer Masti, we found that missing element. What I have observed is that the narrative style and characters attract children a lot. It makes the material very accessible and user friendly. As a result, students can read the story-like format and learn on their own too! I have seen my son invoke his lessons in the general world. For example, when getting ready for the day, he might refer to it as ‘changing my costume’ (Scratch programming lingo), or he might narrate as he moves to a room saying ‘move 10 steps, and then turn right to enter the room.’ Similarly, I am starting to see students implement Computer Masti knowledge in other subjects also!"
Neeta Deshpande, Program Coordinator, R. S. Mundle School, Nagpur
"Students come up with lots of questions, and they are encouraged to ask those. As a result, the way the projects they carry out are better planned and mature. No longer are kids saying, ‘I’m not coming to class or lab.’ This is actually a breakthrough with the Computer Masti program! "
Sivakumar, Education Officer, Vivekananda Education Trust Group of Schools, Chennai
"Learning how to create websites using HTML was great because we see and use a lot of websites, and being able to create one was an amazing feeling! In the future I would like to work in research and development of computers."
Arushi, student, Grade VIII, Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls School, Jaipur
"Computer Masti Curriculum has ignited a spark of curiosity in the students right at the Primary level. The Hanoi's tower, the concept of which was alien to our generation till the Senior Secondary level has so creatively been introduced at Grade 2. Content such as Computer Masti will surely succeed in enhancing the core skills in students, not just computing but also creative, critical thinking and problem solving. digital literacy, communication and collaboration. "
Puja Garg, H.O.D. (IT), The Palace School, Jaipur
"There is a lot of craze among students for computers nowadays be it for an engineering aspirant or a class 1 student. In this modern era of computing and technology, students should be aware of its usage and the concerned mechanisms too. Fulfilling a good part of it, Computer Masti gives a boosting start towards the basics to the students in their primary education itself. Also, its text eases the ability of absorption of content by the student. The student is able to understand the text in addition to the teacher's explanation. Apart from a student's view, being a teacher I have also had a very good experience with Computer Masti in the last one year. The worksheets provided prove to be a good aid for the testing of the understanding of a student. The text is full of pictures and hence making it more interesting and attractive for the students to learn. Overall, Computer Masti proves to be a good learning material and helps simultaneously in the teaching as well as the learning processes."
Rashmi Narsapur, ICT Teacher, Green Acres Academy, Mumbai
"Right away I made an effort to change my interaction with students. Earlier I used to ask questions and when students were unable to answer, I would move on after simply stating the ‘right’ answer. Now, I am using the guided enquiry based method, where I use clues and follow up questions to help students arrive at the answers."
Sudhavalli, Teacher, Vivekananda Education Trust Group of Schools, Chennai
NextBooks comes together with TeachNext,and other products of NextEducation to form NextCurriculum,the complete K-8 curriculum solution.The perfect alignment of textbooks and the digital classroom solution solves the problem of mismatch between the two that exist in classrooms across the country.
NextCurriculm seamlessly integrates NextBooks with its five companion components like audiovisuals, simulations and hand-on activities, assessments, teacher training and teacher manuals.
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