Samsung has set up two smart classrooms at JNV Dehradun
Each classroom has an 85-inch and a 55-inch Samsung Flip interactive digital board, 40 Samsung Galaxy Tabs for students, a printer, a server PC, a tablet charging station, and power backup
Samsung, India’s most admired brand, today inaugurated its flagship global citizenship program Samsung Smart School at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) school in Dehradun, providing digital learning opportunities to students and helping improve their learning abilities. Samsung is also training teachers of the school to enhance their interactive teaching methods.
The Samsung Smart School program aims to create young leaders of tomorrow by giving less-privileged students in India access to the benefits of digital education and its own transformative innovations under Samsung’s vision of ‘Together for Tomorrow! Enabling People’.
As part of the program, students of JNV Dehradun will experience the latest digital learning infrastructure at the two smart classrooms that Samsung has set up in the school. With an extreme focus on innovation and STEM application among students, JNV Dehradun is equipped with an Atal Tinkering Lab to provide improved quality of the innovative learning process. Establish in 2007, JNV Dehradun is pioneering the interventions on “Pareeksha pe Charcha” – a discussion introduced by Hon’ble PM on School Examinations in the country.
In the classrooms, an 85-inch Samsung Flip interactive digital board replaces the traditional blackboard, making it a more exciting and fun learning environment for students. Students can use the second Samsung Flip (55-inch) to participate in lectures, quizzes, classwork, and project work, and the 40 Samsung Galaxy Tabs in each classroom for self-study. In addition, the classrooms also have a printer, a server PC, a tablet charging station, and a power backup.
At an event held with the students of JNV Dehradun, the new Samsung Smart School was inaugurated in the presence of Ravit Sharma, Manager, Union Bank of India, Mrs. Anjula Tamta, Principal Jawahar Navodaya Vidayalaya, Dehradun & members of Samsung India team.
“We are pleased to be a part of the Samsung Smart School program, which is enabling digital education for our students. Our association will surely help to enhance the learning abilities of our students as well as our teacher’s capabilities. The teacher training module, which is a part of this program to help them explain complicated topics in an easy-to-understand visual format,” Mrs. Anjula Tamta, Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Dehradun.
“Our global citizenship initiative Samsung Smart School is closely tied with India’s development agenda and we are implementing it in close partnership with the government to ensure less-privileged students across the country get access to the benefits of digital education. Samsung Smart School at JNV Dehradun will provide digital learning opportunities to students and enhance the ability of teachers to use digital infrastructure to teach. Samsung Smart School program strengthens our commitment to our vision of #PoweringDigitalIndia,” said Mr. Partha Ghosh, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, Samsung India.
The Samsung Smart School program is being announced at 10 JNV schools this year. Apart from JNV Dehradun, the schools have been set up in Gwalior, Varanasi, Udaipur, Kangra, Sambalpur, Faridabad, Dehradun, Patna, Dhanbad, and Raipur. A number of these schools are situated in remote rural districts around these cities.
The program will cover over 5,000 students. Apart from that, around 260 teachers will receive training on digital teaching. Of these, around 435 students are at JNV Dehradun.
Apart from infrastructure support, Samsung Smart School will also enable digital learning for students in these schools through multiple touch points. This includes teacher training, providing meaningful and relevant educational content for all classes from Grade 6-12, as per the CBSE curriculum, to enable teachers to use these classrooms more effectively, and enhance student learning through an interactive and immersive learning process.
Under Samsung’s global citizenship vision of ‘Together for Tomorrow! Enabling People,’ it seeks to empower the next generation to achieve their full potential and pioneer positive social changes. Samsung believes in using innovation to positively transform communities and create a better life for people through its citizenship initiatives.
Samsung Electronics runs three citizenship programs globally – Samsung Smart School, Samsung Innovation Campus, and Solve for Tomorrow – through which it is empowering the leaders of tomorrow and equipping them with the tools they need to realize meaningful change.