iPads help Burhanpur school go paperless
INDORE: Emulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India scheme, around 1,900 students of a Burhanpur-based school, Macro Vision Academy, have been given iPads to hone their skills for competitive examinations apart from making their classrooms paperless. It seems a bit unrealistic for a Tier-III city of Madhya Pradesh to have well-equipped Apple merchandise, but the school management implemented the idea to give wider exposure to students. Apart from iPads, the school has 45 iMac and an internet speed of 155 mbps for students of standards 7 to 12, said Macro Vision Academy director Anand Chouksey. "Every Sunday, we conduct tests for the students who are preparing for their competitive examinations. It was becoming difficult for us to manage so many papers and prepare questions every now and then. This forced us to take the decision of buying iPads in which applications are installed to help students learn their lessons," he said. The school has provided adequate number of chargers in each class. Besides, internet is available through Wi-Fi in all the 350 rooms. Easy availability of NCERT books on iPads is a boon for the students. "But, we have restricted some websites so there is no misuse of the Internet," Chouksey said. Nayanika Vyas, a Class X student, said, "IPads have lessened burden of books and school projects are done more efficiently." Completion of school tests on iPads is now a cakewalk for the students. "It is time saving and interesting to solve the questions," said Saumya Patil, a class tenth student.