Class Saathi at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas

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

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, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas deployed Class Saathi in 5 schools:

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

During the first phase of deployment, trainers conducted orientations and training sessions for 45+ teachers and principals from all 5 locations. These sessions took place in the early stages and after mid-term examinations to increase the adoption of Class Saathi. 

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.

TagHive India’s First Team Meeting

First ever TagHive team meet in Bhopal
Meet our India team!

Last month before the Indian summer descended over the sub-continent, we at TagHive India had our very first in-person meeting. 13 people from 6 states attended conversations and sessions prepared to bring Clarity of (Purpose, Platform, and Role), Deeper Connection with the (Team and Product), and a Confident Outlook for (Growing the business).

Jasmeet and Amrut participating in an activity
Jasmeet and Amrut participating in an activity

With ice-breaking sessions for the team in place, everyone got a chance to share about themselves in small and big groups. Further, to cement the “why” of TagHive, the whole team visited Government Secondary School Bhopal to see Class Saathi in action. As it was the academic year-end, our team saw teachers revising Maths and Science using the Class Saathi clickers and app.

Female student using Class Saathi clicker for quick assessment
Female student using Class Saathi clicker

Mrs Alka Sharma, the school principal for the last 22 years, along with grade 5 math and science teachers, spent time with the team. They shared their experience and helped us understand the on-ground needs of teachers and school leaders. The goal is to empower teachers to transform their role from “a sage on the stage” to “a guide on the side”.

Class Saathi team meeting with secondary school principal in Raj Bhavan, Bhopal
TagHive team meeting with secondary school principal in Raj Bhavan, Bhopal

With the motive of taking away concrete learning points from the team meeting, new team members understood the different Class Saathi solutions (Desktop, Mobile, and Large Scale Assessments). As a team, fruitful discussions on the kind of changes that are required took place. Herein, all team members shared their organisational goals to plan and execute as a collective. Now, it’s onwards and upwards!