St. Thomas School emphases on technology intensive teaching . To meet challenges and prepare students for the ever-evolving knowledge-based society, the school keeps a constant pace with the advancements being made in the field of Information Technology. The educational technologies that employ projectors and audio visual aids are the versatile tools which are used to assist learning in all areas. The child's understanding is at a sensory perceptual level, thus the child best understands things which he/she can hear, see and feel.
St. Thomas has also introduced Smart Class arrangement with M/s Educomp Solutions Ltd in 15 classrooms. The entire school will be covered within a couple of years.
Educomp's smartclass™ is a technology oriented initiative for schools. It provides tools and content for interactive self-paced learning by students, as well as rich-media presentations for teacher-led classroom learning.
Educomp's smartclass™ modules supplement other resources such as the textbook. The modules available cover important topics that are suitable for exposition using rich media. In addition, there are interactive elements that students can directly use to check if they have understood the topics covered in the classroom. Teachers may also include their own learning materials for use by their students.
Educomp's smartclass™ program helps school to integrate technology in the day – to - day life of teachers and students right inside their class rooms and affect significant part of teaching and learning in the academic sessions. The program enables teachers to use digital resources such as graphics,animations ,3D images and video clips . This results in a completely new multi sensory learning experience for students and helps them to improve their academic performance. Content available consists of sound and visually rich curriculum resources mapped and customized as per the school's Scheme of Work. Classrooms are equipped with Interactive electronic white boards System with ceiling mounted LCD projection systems and PC which is connected to a dedicated Smart Class Knowledge Centre inside the School Campus through campus structure Ethernet network.
A trained Programme Administrator is deployed by Educomp to ensure real time technical and technical training support for teachers. A knowledge Centre is equipped with a vast library of digital are sources mapped to the school syllabus.It has also been created to help the teacher with resource material to adapt to her distinctive needs and style. The vast repository of curriculum based digital content developed and aggregated by Educomp is made available to teachers for use in smart class rooms. Teachers will use the digital resources such as animations, video clips and simulated models as part of their 35-40 minute class room period to teach the specific topics in smart class rooms, enabling a multi-sensory learning experience for students.
All this will make the classroom learning more interesting and has stimulated the students to visually capture the more complex and elusive concepts.The Smart Class Programme will turn the abstract into concrete, it is mind stimulating and will help in improving concentration and comprehension.