Initial preparatory phase involved visits to low-cost schools with a focus on understanding the teaching-learning processes and the educational content being used in these classrooms.
We concluded that in order to enhance the process, we would use more visual content. We wanted to provide ‘visual and interactive content’ to teachers so that they could use it easily in the classroom thereby helping students to understand core concepts of different topics being taught.
Instead of developing our own content, we decided to use the power of ‘Internet’ for accessing the educational content from different sources available in the public domain.
We started curating educational content from the internet and spent time and effort to go through the content and indexed it under different categories e.g. Subject, Class, Language, Type of content, Topic, Sub-topic etc.
The curation of content led into development of a database which we termed as “e-Library”. We offered e-Library to teachers and school administrators (schools catering to underprivileged / economically weaker sections).
The curated content was further mapped with the ‘National Curriculum Framework’, after studying syllabi of NIOS, NCERT and some Education Boards. We developed a ‘Syllabus Mapping Tool’ which showed how a particular topic / concept is handled at different grade levels. We also developed ‘Lesson Planning Register’ and ‘Lesson Scheduling Tool’ for the teachers.
In order to deliver the planned content, we used ‘Google Classroom’ platform extensively to offer different ‘e-Classrooms’ to teachers and schools. These could be used in their physical classroom settings for the intended end beneficiaries; the students.