Class Saathi Clicker For Collaborative Learning

Collaborative learning is a teaching method that involves students working together to achieve a common goal or solve a problem. It has been shown to be an effective way to promote student engagement, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Class Saathi clicker can be used to facilitate collaborative learning in a number of ways, including by encouraging students to work together to answer questions or solve problems.

View of Class Saathi clicker from different angles
View of Class Saathi clicker from different sides

These clickers can be used to ask questions that require group collaboration to solve. For example, a teacher might pose a question related to a particular topic and ask students to work together in small groups to come up with an answer. Each group can then use their clickers to provide their answer, and the teacher can use the results to facilitate a class-wide discussion about the topic.

Clickers can also be used to facilitate peer instruction. In peer instruction, students work together in pairs or small groups to teach each other about a particular topic. One student might use their clicker to ask a question, while the other student uses their clicker to provide an answer. This process of teaching and learning from peers has been shown to be an effective way to deepen student understanding of a particular topic.

Collaborative learning using the Class Saathi clicker can also be used to promote teamwork and communication skills. By working together to solve problems and answer questions, students learn how to communicate effectively with each other and develop their teamwork skills. This can help to prepare them for future academic and professional pursuits.

Happy students showing Class Saathi clickers at school
Students are happy with Class Saathi clickers at school

Moreover, collaborative learning using clickers can also help to promote active learning. By requiring students to actively participate in the learning process, they are more likely to retain the information they are learning and be able to apply it in other contexts.

Class Saathi clicker for student
Class Saathi clicker for student

In conclusion, collaborative learning using clickers is a powerful teaching method that can promote student engagement, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. By encouraging students to work together and use their clickers to facilitate group discussions and peer instruction, teachers can create a dynamic and interactive learning environment that fosters the development of valuable skills that students can carry with them beyond the classroom.

Real Time Assessment With Bluetooth Clickers

Real-time assessment is a teaching and learning method that allows teachers to immediately assess student understanding of a particular topic. Bluetooth clickers have revolutionized real-time assessment by providing teachers with a quick, easy, and accurate way to gather student responses. With the help of these technology-based tools, teachers can assess students’ understanding of the material in real-time, and make adjustments to their lessons accordingly.

Girl student using Class Saathi Bluetooth clicker for real time assessment in classroom
Student using Class Saathi Bluetooth clicker for real time assessment in classroom

Bluetooth clickers work by allowing students to respond to questions or participate in surveys through a handheld device that is connected to the teacher’s computer or tablet. When the students respond, the teacher can see their answers in real-time on a graph or chart displayed on the screen. This information allows the teacher to get an immediate understanding of the student’s level of understanding and identify areas where additional support is needed.

The use of Bluetooth clickers in real-time assessments has several advantages. Firstly, it saves time and increases efficiency, as the teacher does not have to wait until the end of class to see the results. Secondly, it promotes student engagement and participation. When students know that their answers are being collected and displayed in real time, they are more likely to be attentive and participate in class.

Moreover, real time assessment using Bluetooth clickers also allows teachers to track student progress over time. By collecting data on student responses over a period of weeks or months, teachers can identify patterns and trends in student learning, and adjust their teaching strategies accordingly. This can lead to a more effective and efficient learning experience for students.

In addition, real time assessment using Bluetooth clickers is also useful for students who are struggling with the material. Teachers can use the data collected through clickers to identify students who are having difficulty and provide them with additional support and resources. This personalized approach to teaching can help students to overcome any challenges they may be facing and improve their understanding of the material.

In conclusion, the use of Bluetooth clickers in real time assessments is an effective and efficient way to assess student understanding and track student progress. By providing teachers with quick and accurate feedback on student performance, Bluetooth clickers are transforming the way that teachers teach and students learn.

Bluetooth Clickers Are Better. But Why?

Bluetooth clickers and IR (infrared) clickers are both remote control devices used for controlling different devices such as presentations, televisions, and multimedia devices. However, Bluetooth clickers are considered more advanced than IR clickers for several reasons.

First and foremost, Bluetooth has a much greater range than IR. Bluetooth technology operates on a frequency of 2.4GHz, which allows it to transmit signals up to 10 meters, while IR has a limited range of around 5-10 meters. This means that Bluetooth clickers can be used to control your device from a greater distance, giving you more freedom of movement during assessments or other events.

Another advantage of Bluetooth clickers over IR clickers is that they are less susceptible to interference. Bluetooth operates on a different frequency than IR, so it is less likely to be affected by other devices or environmental factors that can interfere with IR signals. This ensures that your device will be controlled accurately and consistently.

Bluetooth clickers also offer multi-device compatibility, meaning you can pair the clicker with multiple devices, allowing you to control multiple devices with a single clicker. This is particularly useful if you have several devices you need to control in different scenarios, as it saves you from having to use multiple remote controls.

In conclusion, they offer a more advanced and convenient solution compared to IR clickers. With their longer range, increased immunity to interference, multi-device compatibility, and rechargeable batteries, Bluetooth clickers are a must-have for anyone looking for a more efficient way to control their devices.

School girl using Class Saathi Bluetooth clicker in classroom for formative assessment
School girl using Class Saathi Bluetooth clicker in classroom

With 22 patents and registered trademarks, Class Saathi uses the world’s first and only Bluetooth-based clicker device. It allows you to experience seamless connectivity with all of the students. Reduce time spent on data analysis, attendance, and administration and conduct easy assessments, quizzes, polls, votes, and much more.

How Clickers Promote Active Learning?

Student using the Class Saathi clicker to give responses in an open-book assessment
Student using the Class Saathi clicker to give responses in an open-book assessment

Personalized learning is an educational approach that tailors instruction to the specific needs and interests of individual students. This approach has become increasingly popular in recent years, as technology has made it easier to gather data on student performance and preferences. One technology that has proven particularly useful for personalized active learning is the clicker. If you are wondering how clickers promote active learning keep reading.

Clickers, also known as audience response systems, are handheld devices that students can use to respond to questions or participate in surveys. When used in the classroom, clickers provide teachers with real-time feedback on student understanding, enabling them to adjust their lessons and activities to better meet the needs of individual students. This is where clickers have played a major role in promoting personalized learning.

Students using Class Saathi in Sunbird Trust funded school in Kachayi, Manipur
Students using Class Saathi in Sunbird Trust funded school in Kachayi, Manipur

For example, if a teacher is lecturing on a particular topic and notices that a large number of students are struggling with a particular concept, they can use the clicker data to determine which students need more support thus promoting active learning. They can then pause the lecture and provide additional explanations, examples, or even additional resources, such as videos or articles, to help these students better understand the material.

Teacher using Class Saathi mobile app in Sunbird Trust funded school in Ijeirong, Manipur
Teacher using Class Saathi in Sunbird Trust funded school in Ijeirong, Manipur

Clickers can also be used to track student progress over time, allowing teachers to identify areas where students need additional support. This information can be used to tailor future lessons and activities to better meet the needs of individual students. For example, if a student is struggling with a particular topic, the teacher can assign additional practice problems or provide additional resources to help the student catch up.

Students using Class Saathi in Sunbird Trust funded school in Ijeirong, Manipur
Students using Class Saathi in Sunbird Trust funded school in Ijeirong, Manipur

In addition to helping teachers tailor their lessons, clickers can also be used to engage students and promote active learning. For example, teachers can use clickers to ask questions or create interactive activities that encourage students to think critically and work together. This can help to keep students engaged and motivated, while also promoting their understanding of the material.

In conclusion, the use of clickers in the classroom can provide teachers with valuable insights into student understanding and enable them to better meet the needs of individual students. By promoting personalized learning, clickers can help students to achieve their full potential and become more confident, motivated learners.

Contact our Class Saathi team to support your students and teachers achieve their full potential.

Our Moments | 2022

An end-of-the-year note from Pankaj Agarwal, Founder & CEO of TagHive.

Though a year may seem long, it is packed with big and small moments that stay with us forever. 

Moments that show resilience. Moments that show our world is rebuilding. Moments that show meaningfulness and help us reconnect with purpose.

Leading this resilience are our students and teachers, who we’ve realized are digital natives. They have clearly shown us what it means to be adaptable, further emboldening our firm belief in the power of education.

Today, I want to spend some time thinking and reflecting on those moments.

Students from Composite School in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh
Students from Composite School in Jaunpur, UP

As we’ve gotten the opportunity to reach more schools across the country, we have witnessed incredible things teachers are doing in classrooms. From Kerala to Kashmir, from Gujarat to Manipur, we have seen teachers push the boundaries of achievements for their students.

Map showing Class Saathi in 10 states of India
Map showing Class Saathi in 10 Indian states

Take Samiksha Singh ma’am, from Gautam Budh Nagar. She is using tech-driven learning materials to teach the application of Mathematics in daily life.

Samiksha Singh, Teacher in composite school in Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida
Samiksha Singh from Gautam Budh Nagar

In Chandauli, Varij Kapoor is reaching out to every student in his school and ensuring their circumstances don’t hinder their learning experience.

Viraj Kapoor, Teacher with his students in a composite school in Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh
Viraj Kapoor with his students in Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh

Fatima Hasan from Jaunpur is breaking stereotypes and inspiring her students to dream and achieve audacious goals.

Fatima Hasan teaching in K-8 school in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh
Fatima Hasan from Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh

In Tappal, you will find Dev Shankar Shukla who stops at nothing to reach his students. He lives and breathes to teach his students.

Dev Shankar Shukla from Tappal, Uttar Pradesh
Dev Shankar Shukla from Tappal, Uttar Pradesh

There are endless examples! Teachers like Smita Rathore, Sandeep Kumar, Ramakant Pal, Santosh Kumar Yadav, and many more truly personify the Saathi that they are to their students.

This passion we see drives these teachers to strive to become better educators, and lead their students to become future changemakers. Hearing stories like these make me and everyone at TagHive reconnect with our purpose. It gives us hope and faith to do more. To do better.

We are humbled to be part of such meaningful moments that empower these Super Teachers and their students with Class Saathi. We would like to thank all of our partners, organizations and people who have been enablers of excellence in classrooms every day. Finally, we want to thank the entire TagHive team, each of whom has been creating magic behind the scenes.

At TagHive, we are excited to seize the moments of new possibilities to enable, engage and empower our teachers, and students.

Class Saathi enabling, engaging and empowering classrooms
Class Saathi enables, engages, empowers schools

From here on, it is only onwards and upwards!

Wishing you happy holidays and a prosperous 2023. Thank you!

Class Saathi Moments 2022

Class Saathi | Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) is a system of central schools for talented students predominantly from rural areas in India. These students are selected through a rigorous entrance examination called the JNV Selection Test.

JNVs are fully residential and co-educational schools affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi, with classes from VI to XII in English, Hindi, and Regional languages.

TagHive, a technology company founded by an IITian, and JNV schools are making joint efforts in increasing the learning outcomes of students and optimizing the classes for the teachers with our Class Saathi line of assessment solutions. We believe that for a classroom to be truly smart, the teacher needs to understand the voice of every student, and Class Saathi enables just that. Using the clicker device, teachers are able to engage every student and get insights into their learning to be able to create a contextualized strategy.

Teachers and School Principal from JNV, Sangareddy (Telangana) after Class Saathi Phase 1 orientation
Teachers and School Principal from JNV, Sangareddy (Telangana) after Class Saathi Phase 1 orientation

Currently, Class Saathi is deployed in 5 schools of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, namely:

  1. JNV Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  2. JNV Mungeshpur, Delhi
  3. JNV Palghar, Maharashtra
  4. JNV RangaReddy, Telangana
  5. JNV Alleppey, Kerala

In the first phase of deployment, orientations and training sessions were conducted for 45+ teachers and principals from all 5 locations. These sessions were conducted during the early stages as well as post-mid-term examinations, in order to increase Class Saathi adoption. 

Teachers can’t wait to explore the Class Saathi solution in their classrooms and see how learning and engagement improve.

Class Saathi Phase 1 orientation for JNV, Palghar teachers
Phase 1 orientation for JNV, Palghar teachers

The orientation sessions that TagHive conducted, proved to be fruitful in developing a better understanding of the solution’s on-ground effectiveness amongst teachers. Here is a glimpse of some feedback that we received:

1) “The training was very useful. We think that Class Saathi can be beneficial for the students. For next term’s exams, we hope to conduct all revisions using Class Saathi only. We also hope to get in-person training so that our teachers can master Class Saathi.” – Kavya Ma’am (Principal, JNV Bhopal)

Class Saathi Orientation for teachers at JNV, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)
Orientation for teachers at JNV, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)

2) “Class Saathi is good, not just for testing students’ knowledge but the clicker system is very useful for creating interest in students for subjects. Quite helpful for teachers to conduct class in an interesting and effective way. The training has helped us understand the features better and I look forward to implementing it soon.” – Shivaji Sir (Principal, JNV Palghar)

TagHive team member explaining mechanics of Class Saathi at JNV, Mungeshpur (Delhi)
Class Saathi at JNV, Mungeshpur (Delhi)

3) “Our training was very beneficial. We have no complaints from the support team as well. Class Saathi has so many useful options (features). We can’t wait for the next refresher training session after vacation.” – Bhoop Sir (Technical Coordinator, JNV Rangareddy)

We are keenly awaiting phase 2 of our deployment with the JNVs wherein we will emphasize how to utilize Class Saathi assessment solutions during regular classroom hours, thus increasing classroom engagement and the performance of students.

Class Saathi, enabling the critical stakeholder: The Teacher

“Yeh bachon ke padhayi ke level ko samajhne mein bohot zabardast hai aur woh bhi fataak se” (This device is too good at helping us understand student learning levels, and that too at lightning speed)

Mrs Meena, a Grade 5 math teacher in a Government School, Bhopal tells us even before presented with a question.

And this is precisely why we built Class Saathi. To enable existing teachers, who do not lack pedagogical knowledge, instead the hours lost in doing the administrative work. Class Saathi gives these teachers that one smart tool, with no need for electricity or internet, that enables them to take well-informed data-backed decisions to increase student learning levels, engagement and attendance.

Happy students using Class Saathi clickers in Raj Bhavan School, Bhopal
Classroom engagement increased after using Class Saathi clickers

With more than 7 million students dropping out of the Indian education system and the context of public schools in India, it’s impossible for conventional smart school systems to reduce the learning gaps. There is a dire need for a paradigm shift for teachers: from being Sage on the Stage, burdened by administrative tasks, to a side free from administrative tasks that allow strategic focus on learning outcomes.

Teachers and students benefiting from using Class Saathi clickers
Students and teachers benefit from Class Saathi

Class Saathi instantly connects all stakeholders and enables multiple feedback loops assisted by features using the power of AI. Enabled with a Learning Outcome Management System and Student Reports, students in a classroom learn effectively and increase teachers’ productivity. In one of the early pilot tests with over 1000 students in the experimental group and over 500 students in the control group, we found that attendance and learning outcomes increased with Class Saathi in action by 10% and 8%, respectively, in just 30 days.

School girl using Class Saathi for quick assessment
School girl using Class Saathi for formative assessment

Motivated by the early success, Pankaj Agarwal (HBS Class of 2021) and his team at TagHive (a Samsung funded spin-off) have been doing multiple iterations while adding more features to empower teachers in transforming their role from “a sage on the stage” to that of “a guide on the side”.

Class Saathi helps every student feel heard and enables teachers to understand their students better

Currently, in India, there is a gap of more than 20% between the literacy rates of folks from the tribal region, and the rest of the country. And with the context of public schools, it’s impossible for conventional smart school systems to reduce these learning gaps.

Class Saathi was created to do just this, to provide personalized education to students, irrespective of their demographics. It is a combination of a clicker for each student and a mobile app for teachers, parents and administrators.

Students in morning assembly in Haite Memorial Friendship School in Mualdam, Assam
Morning assembly at Haite Memorial Friendship School in Mualdam, Assam

Case in point, one of the tribal schools (Haite Memorial Friendship School) in Mualdam, Assam, serves 198 students from nearby ten villages, including a village of a rare and small tribe called Biate tribe. Run by The Sunbird Trust, an organization that empowers schools in conflict regions in the Northeastern region of India; this is a school that we wanted to explore working with since it is situated in one of the most remote regions in the country. TagHive demonstrated the ability of Class Saathi to take attendance and quizzes in the classroom that had no internet or electricity, with teachers of Maths and Science from the school.

Class Saathi orientation at Sunbird Trust school in Assam
Class Saathi orientation in a remote school

As teachers and students solved questions together, we saw teachers find the existing learning gaps and think about how they can plan their upcoming classes and strategies. While this happened, we noticed something beautiful happen parallelly. Students who were earlier shy to respond in a regular classroom were responding to questions by pressing the clicker. In a way, Class Saathi created a safe space for them to feel heard and understood. It will build more confidence in the students to express their opinions, and just like that, the engagement within the classroom would increase.

Pankaj Agarwal (HBS Class of 2012) and his team at TagHive (a Samsung funded spin-off) are now excited about upcoming collaborations with Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha state governments. These collaborations will allow them to build this confidence in over 5 million students while enabling over 100,000 teachers and administrators to analyse and execute student-centric education.

TagHive is also keen to continue exploring collaboration with even more schools in need with Sunbird Trust, and we’re very excited to hear from teachers in that school:

Hudson Ngamlai, Science teacher at Haite Memorial Friendship School in Mualdam, Assam

Hudson Ngamlai (Science teacher) –

Class Saathi has helped me prepare homework and check prior knowledge of the class. The AI-powered quizzes and concept notes allow us to understand a particular subject better. Class Saathi works without internet or electricity, which will, in turn, help our students a lot.

Ruby Sam, Lead Teacher at Haite Memorial Friendship School in Mualdam, Assam

Ruby Sam (Lead Teacher) –

I’m excited to use Class Saathi in our school. It enables us to find each student’s learning gaps & progress in no time. It brings an inclusive learning environment for all students and provides an equal opportunity for students to respond. Our school is located in a highly remote location, but since Class Saathi works seamlessly in such sites, I’m excited to use it.

History of Trigonometry

Derived from the Greek words trigonon (“triangle”) and metron (“to measure”) trigonometry was chiefly concerned with the computation of numerical values from the absent numerical value of a portion of the triangle (or shapes that could be dismembered into triangles) when the values of other parts were given until the 16th Century. Pythagoras, Aristotle, or the ancient civilization of the Greeks, Egyptians, and Babylonians may come to mind while looking at the dawn of trigonometry.

Pythagoras, the author of the Pythagorean Theorem, was afraid of beans and had a cult to worship triangles, his followers were not only vegan but also didn’t eat beans because they believed that a part of their soul escaped every time they passed gas. What we traditionally know as the Pythagorean Theorem is that the square of the length of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of squares of the lengths of the other two sides of the right-angled triangle which is simply formulated as a2 + b2= c2 (for e.g. (3)2+(4)2=(5)2).

The Rhind papyrus (1800 BCE) was an Ancient Egyptian Collection of 84 mathematical problems to the likes as Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry. The Geometry portion also consisted of five issues dealing with the seked or what we now refer to as the hypotenuse.

The 56th problem of the Rhind papyrus was a problem pertaining to a pyramid that was 250 cubits high and 360 cubits long, and the solution of the problem was given as 51/25 palms per cubit, and, since one cubit equals 7 palms, this fraction is equivalent to the pure ratio 18/25. This referred to the “run-to-rise” ratio of the pyramid in question—in effect, the cotangent of the angle between the base and face, from this we can examine the Egyptians’ extent of knowledge of the numerical relations in a triangle along with trigonometry.

Trigonometry in its modern sense began with the Greeks and the construct of the table of values for trigonometric functions was formulated by Hipparchus (120 BCE). He was mainly interested in spherical triangles being an astronomer himself would find fictional triangles shaped by three stars on the celestial sphere. Still, he was also familiar with the basic formulas of plane trigonometry.

The symbols for trigonometry were formulated only in the 17th Century. Ptolemy’s Almagest was the first major ancient work on trigonometry to reach Europe that uses some elementary trigonometry that lead to Ptolemy’s geocentric system being a succession of the heliocentric system of Nicolaus Copernicus.

The Babylonians used the Pythagorean Theorem some 1,000 years before Pythagoras was born. They wrote it down on a tablet now known as Plimpton 322. The ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Indians all used versions of it centuries before Pythagoras. An ancient Babylonian tablet used the Pythagorean Theorem 1200 years before Pythagoras was born.

India and the Islamic world were also great contributors to trigonometry which makes you wonder about the true importance and value of Mathematics as recent research shows us that 4000 years ago Neanderthals also had a basic sense of Mathematics.

Prevent encouragement from being pressured with these tips!

Sometimes in the excitement to encourage your child, you may put pressure on them. It can be tricky to toe the line between encouragement and pressure and to help you avoid a troubling situation later, we have put together a list of tips you can use to ensure your child feels only enough pressure to learn and nothing more!

  1. Do not force your interests on them – It is only natural that you as a parent may want to pass on your passion to your children. However, you must remember that children have their own dynamic interests that you may have no awareness of. See this as an opportunity for you to learn a new skill, hobby, or interest and in doing so, you’re building something in tandem with your child!
  2. Give them space to explore – If you have catered to your child’s interests, be prepared not to see results or performance instantly. Skills and interests need to be honed and honing is a time-intensive process. If you monitor your child for results, then they feel pressured to perform without having had enough time or space to explore these interests and they may feel like they are not good enough to pursue them at all!
  3. Feedback time – One way to really encourage instead of pressure your child is to schedule a regular feedback session with them. Do this exercise once a week so they can tell you where they are struggling, if they need more support from you or if they feel burnt out by their workload. This is also a good time to teach your child that you are open to receiving feedback as well!
  4. Make outdoor activities compulsory – Any type of activity that gives them a break from chasing their academic pursuits should be a mandatory part of their day. Encourage them to fulfil their social needs and play outdoors. Essentially anything that takes them away from the grind at least for some bit of the day!
  5. Give space for failure – This may seem like a tough thing to do but children should be taught to accept failure as part of their learning curve. They feel more encouraged and motivated if there is space to fail along with room to grow. This is all evolutionary and equally important for children to experience.

Giving children space and time is never a threat to their growth. In fact, the only way you can ensure your child learns and learns with passion is if you give them enough space. There will always be times when you will have to step in and take the reins. But remember, pressure makes a diamond only if exerted in controlled measures and that is the kind of encouragement children also need.