Technology is an integral part of 21st century. The textbook approach to learning needs to be supplemented with visuals and auditory learning, so that a student can envision what is being taught. To embolden this concept the Smart Classes are introduced in the school. It is our endeavour at Alpine to constantly enhance the quality of content that is uploaded and constantly updated. The accessibility of content has been carefully designed so as to provide a one touch access to the students. Through this process students are able to build background information on the subjects. Smart learning environment promotes adaptive and collaborative learning. The Smart classes provide a host of tools to the teachers for an objective assessment of the students and more importantly to identify the level of understanding of each student.
When students of the world are busy running through the corridors, the budding scientists, engineers and doctors are playing with apparatus and creating an all new world of excellence. Great scientists are created here, as each student is provided with hands on experience. The thirst for knowledge is quenched in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology Labs that are spacious and well-equipped. They allow children with an engaging environment to devise and evaluate their own experiments.
The school is well equipped with a Science Lab that includes individual rooms exclusively designed to carry out mechanical, chemical, zoological and botanical experiments. Not just this each child is provided with an individual set of apparatus so that he/she can individually explore through the wonders of science and unveil hidden mysteries.
Space-Craft Room is one of the unique facility provided at Alpine Convent School to give a feel as well as learning of our Solar System. Learning about the solar system can allow children, to gain a greater appreciation for the frailness of Earth. Knowing why your planet is extra special and how you can protect that uniqueness helps keep the planet safe and healthy for their generation to live in. Plus, learning about space is fun and interactive for kids.
Robotics plays an important role in enhancing overall development of a child. It’s being the part of school curriculum. The Robotics Lab supplies advanced set of building blocks which can be used as tools for building simulated real-world situations.
The students can then carry out a variety of tasks which are defined for the robots and thus gain a very hands-on insight while doing such exercises. The curriculum also includes assessments which can be used by the teachers for evaluating the students’ practical skills and knowledge. Benefits for Students –
- Makes student an active learner
- Helps the students understand programming in a much easier way
- Boosts their confidence levels
- Strengthens research & problem solving skills
- Develops logical and analytical abilities
- Help students to develop Science & math Intuition
- Builds self thinking which results in clarity of thought
- Allows them to explore new technologies
- We help them differentiate between theoretical studies with practical intelligence
- Overall development of personality and organizing skills
- Introducing them to current advances in technology
3D Audio Visual Lab for Science & Geography
Our school is committed to integrating technology into education. The content repository consists of thousands of highly animated, lesson specific, 3D multimedia modules in Subjects like Science & Geography built with an instructor-led design that allows the teacher to effectively explain the lesson in a typical 3D Audio Visual Lab. Students have access to audio, video, graphics and 3D animation which makes learning a pleasure. Advantages of 3D Immersive Learning –
- Learner cues on visual, auditory and spatial elements of 3D environment which leads to better recall and application of learning
- Realistic learning environment
- Learners become emotionally involved in the learning due to realism
- Experienced learners can explore more possibilities of dialogue than in a scripted simulation
- Learners stay more focused
- Learners are immersed in learning environment
- Learners must act and behave as if in actual environment
- Integrates learning into environment similar to which it must be applied
3D Printing Lab
3D printing is by far one of the most interesting and happening technological advancements that mankind has seen in almost a decade. It is going to transform the way we make things. Many consider 3D printing as the next industrial revolution, a revolution much bigger than internet. To prepare the future generation for this revolutionary technology, Alpine has setup a lab which consists 3D printers and 3D scanners.
How 3D printing helps students –
With 3D printers it is possible to create 3D mini models with just the click of a button. This will bring into the classroom a highly interactive culture that makes the class interesting. 3D printing in education undoubtedly add value in teaching a wide range of skills. The amalgamation of 3D printing and education is unique because it brings in the mindset of experimentation and the student becomes very comfortable with this idea in the learning process. It gives students the ability and freedom to design, engineer and test their own projects and also contribute to the digital manufacturing sector. Almost all the subjects can be dealt with the help of 3D printers. For subjects such as Science, Mathematics, Physics, Design and Art.
There are two well-equipped IT labs in the School for the junior and senior wing respectively. There are ICT teachers to keep the students up to date with the latest technological advancements and computing skills. The school curriculum incorporates teaching-learning methodologies which facilitate the process and break the monotony of traditional learning patterns. The computer labs are equipped with the following facilities –
- Latest and updated software
- LCD monitors
- Fast Internet connectivity
- Individual system for every student
- Online UPS for system backup
The campus-wide broadband e-connectivity with WiFi has facilitated learning in all areas. The use of online encyclopedias and reference material in the library also contributes immensely to the learning process.
Mathematics lab is a fully equipped work space which incorporates usage of concrete materials and other pedagogical techniques to ease the understanding of complex concepts amongst the students. This makes dealing with varied symbols, notations, hard facts and formula easier and more interactive. In the endeavour to make it relevant to everyday life, the materials used in Math Lab teaching help the students how to play with numbers. Not just this, students also taught the ancient pearls of Vedic Math.
Communication and effective usage of words play a dominant role in defining one’s personality. Keeping this in mind, the Language lab ensures a self-guided progressive approach to achieve the goal of learning a language. Language lab provides an interactive practice method to acquire the four main language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Equipped with personal computers, language lab helps develop proficiency in the modern languages.
The School library is a vast reservoir of books which aims at the growth of the students and develops self esteem. The Library is well stocked and situated on the top floor at the heart of the school building. There is a separate seating arrangement for primary and senior students.It is staffed throughout the day and after school. The library is well stocked with a wide collection of books and CD’s on a variety of subjects. Each computer station has an access to the internet. Children is encouraged to use the internet for reference work to prepare there projects. There are surveillance stations that monitor the students’ stations. Book week is organised every year in which various Inter School and In House competitions are held.
Throughout the year, the school organises a large number of performances and events, giving the students a variety of opportunities to participate and gain experience on stage wherein they are motivated to perform in front of an audience and share their talents and skills with others. The unique diversity of nationalities and cultural backgrounds across the globe is reflected in the curriculum. Drama productions, school bands and orchestras also form an essential part in the theaters.
Music creates a picture and often portrays thoughts through a rhythmic story casting an unwindable spell through melody. For some music can be a source of inspiration while for some it can be the way of life, but at Alpine music is just another vein that runs through the heart of excellence among our children.
Right from the early years learning is closely associated with music as it is the only lesson that not only accelerates the brain but also empowers the entire body. Somewhere between experimentation, fun and curiosity emerge budding musicians who have the aura to rock the world while they encounter a series of musicals tracks as they strike the chords. Music genres heard and sung across are practiced and re presented in the music zone.