Innovative Solutions

EdMob

A self-assessment app for primary schools

If there was one highly valuable lesson from COVID 19 pandemic, it is the fact that “home schooling is possible”. Students can attend classes on TV and do their homework on smartphones. Technology has made everything possible. It is even easier for parents to monitor their children’s learning from home, thanks to the lockdowns.

The question we all need to ask ourselves is what happens when lockdowns are lifted and schools reopen? Will things go back to normal? Most likely not. We certainly should be prepared for a new normal. In the wake of the pandemic, hidden realities have been surfaced and not everyone of us is willing carry on impurities in their newly defined normal.

In African homes, we have come to learn that parents are not fully connected to their children’s learning. Their interests are tied to the final national exams; only to realize that it is too late to do anything good for their children’s learning.

It is most likely that home learning will be an integral part of future lives. Smartphones are slowly turning into classrooms of the future.

Despite all recent developments in e-learning, one key element has been left in behind. The “learning assessment”. How do we know that children who attend TV or online classes from home actually learn?

 

Do we need a remote/online assessment tool?

We do! And we have it here; it is a self-assessment App

We will soon be launching an App that not only suits the pandemic situation but also takes into account life after lockdowns and home schooling.

Why we think it is possible!

In recent years, we have seen an influx of low-cost smartphones in the market especially here in Tanzania. With about 24 million (out of 59m) Tanzanians connecting to internet using mobile devices and the rapid increase in smartphone ownership, it is encouraging that more households will own a smartphone in the coming days. Mobile operators are also investing into having more people connected. A good example is Vodacom’ s “Smati Kitochi” campaign where small smartphones are being marketed at a very low price.

How it works

  1. One smartphone per household is all that is needed: Our goal is to provide each household with a tool to help their children assess their learning progress.
  2. Students will answer a game-like quiz in different subjects including numeracy.
  3. The quiz is organized in levels/stages of difficulty from low to high
  4. The App grades all completed stages of the quiz and keeps records.
  5. Children may engage in a group online competition for the best score against others who are logged in.
  6. Parent involvement: Parents can remotely monitor their children progress. This will be important for the future because not all the time will the family be together in one place.

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TotoSmart

A learning app for pre-primary pupils

 

Young children love playing.

The world is a fun place for them to live.

They love pictures and good sounds

Why not make learnig fun for them.

It’s a friendly language for them.

In this digital age, you can help but have an app for the young

TotoSmart, an app for young kids

Coming Soon…

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