Kendriya Vidyalaya raises pupils’ engagement and performance with Chromebooks

More pupils are interested when they have different ways to contribute. Now they are going beyond the class through Chromebooks.

Meenakshi Kaushal, Computer Instructor, KV Janakpuri

Challenge

Teachers at Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) Janakpuri, Delhi, wanted to stimulate new energy in their classrooms through the use of up-to-date technology tools. KV Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore also wanted to raise pupil performance, as well as introducing new teaching practices.

Solution

To see how Google technology could create engaging classrooms, the two KV schools launched a year-long pilot programme with Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education in 2014. The pilot involved 19 teachers and 180 pupils in years four, six and eight. The Chromebooks delivered the flexibility and independence lacking in the schools’ ageing PCs. Research later showed a 23-per cent rise in pupil engagement and a 55-per cent increase in ease of explaining complex concepts in classrooms using the Chromebooks.