Transforming Lives: The Impact of Tablet-Based Learning on Education of Children with Special Needs
Earlier this year, when we visited Mook Badhir School in Indore, MP, to implement TabLab, we met teachers experiencing hearing loss teaching through sign language to students with hearing impairment. The positive attitude and sense of community within the school walls immediately struck us. As we walked through the classrooms, we saw students and teachers learn, laugh, and communicate with each other through sign language. It was a special place that gave all our team members a sense of motivation.
Implementation and Training of iPrep Digital Library with Tablets to Strengthen Education of Children with Special needs
As we arrived, we were greeted by the eager faces of students and teachers. We were there to implement the iPrep digital library, an easy-to-use and maintain Smart ICT Lab on Tablets with a charging rack, preloaded content & integrated Reporting for personalized learning in schools. The students and teachers were excited to see the tablets, and they quickly started navigating through the content. Some were excited to attempt practice, whereas some constantly played animated video lessons.
As soon as we started training on using iPrep App on tablets, the teachers began showing videos and explaining the concepts in sign language. The students were amazed to see the visuals, animations, and digital content in Hindi aligned with MP Board. The teachers noticed that the students were more engaged and interested in learning than ever.
The impact of digital content on teachers and students of Mook Badhir School
- Increased classroom interaction: Tablets in Mook Badhir School help teachers create interactive classrooms where students attempt topic-wise practice and show achieved mastery to teachers, making learning interactive and enjoyable.
- Increased engagement in learning: Visual representation of concepts and interactive elements have increased engagement in learning of children with special needs. All this is possible because teachers now play video lessons and communicate via sign language, making learning accessible and enjoyable.
The iPrep digital library has brought a ray of hope by setting up an enjoyable learning environment for children who were previously learning only through sign language.
While training, we could experience the joy of learning among school students. The teachers and principals felt inspired by the instant engagement of students with tablet-based learning. They said, “iPrep digital library would have a lasting impact on the education of students in the school.”
It was inspiring to see dedicated teachers providing education to hearing-impaired students through sign language and now with digital content on tablets. Therefore, we believe the integration of tablet-based learning has the potential to improve the quality of education for this population, as only 5% of hearing-impaired children receive basic schooling, and 1% have access to quality education.
This was a heartwarming story of how student-centric technology can break barriers and change how children with special needs Learn Unlimited.
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