WHAT IS A SmartChart?
In our endevour to make learning easy for primary school students, we have designed vibrant SmartCharts for Maths and Science. Our aim is to convey the essence of one chapter through one chart using powerful visual language. A chapter of approximately 6-7 pages is converted into a concise and beautifully illustrated visual, to make concepts clear and easy to understand.
WHY A SmartChart?
Children in this generation spend a lot of time in rote learning. To add to it, the burden of doing well in exams leaves them with little time for their all-round development. Many students have to depend on private tuitions as they cannot keep up with the pace at which subjects are taught in school. Even if they score marks in school with rote learning, the basic concepts often remain unclear.
To make student life a little easier, we at Exploroar have designed visual aids to complement the existing academic framework. It is scientifically proven that 65% of the student population are visual learners.They understand the concepts clearly and respond positively to images. Keeping this in mind, Exploroar has designed SmartCharts. These SmartCharts are not only visually stimulating but also lead to better retention and reproduction.
WHY DID WE SELECT MATHS?
Maths comes to use in all walks of life, be it buying goods or paying taxes. Maths teaches us value of time. It also teaches logical reasoning and decision making. It makes us manage our money effectively. Maths skills are necessary for careers like engineering, accountancy, research and statistics.
WHY DID WE SELECT SCIENCE?
Science influences most aspects of our life. It has resulted in improving human life. Science encourages exploration and discovery. Whether it is environment or technology or medicine or astronomy that interests your child, having sound understanding of science concepts is necessary
Learning apps on phones and tabs
were opening other avenues for my
son as he sat with these gadgets
to study. In less than 15 mins I
would catch him watching a video
on Youtube or some game which
was a rage among his friends.
While searching for other options I came across these charts and decided
to give them a shot. It was
that why not moment when I ordered
them. Hung them around
the areas of the house most frequented
by him, and trust me its
helped. Thanks to the convenient
mounting they are also easy to
move around the house without
causing any damage to the walls.
- Sangeeta Kadam
My daughter is an amateur violinist,
she spends hours together
playing the violin and is totally
oblivious to the world. As a parent I
admire her skill and wish her to
pursue her passion wholeheartedly,
however given the competition
in today’s times I had been a little
concerned about how much time I
should get her to study. SmartCharts
solved my problem to a
large extent. They now hang on the
walls in her room and she just
refers to them as and when required
and also in passing. Just to
add, since they are visual treats
they also add to the aesthetic
beauty of her room.
- Parinita Chivte
On holiday in India found my sister-in-law
referring to these charts
for her children. When I saw my
kids getting involved in them too, I
decided to carry a set along with
me to the U.S. It’s amazing how
much my kids are enjoying learning
from them. Have been recommending
these charts to friends
here, a few have already requested
me to get them on my next India
- Pallavi Patil
|They are on general topics. Example – Our Body, Solar system, Good habits||Each poster contains the syllabus of each chapter for the standard it is made for|
|One poster with all the details even if they are not needed for lower standards.||There are just enough details that are required for a particular standard|
|Contain mostly photographs||Contain attractive illustrations|
|Mostly used in schools by teachers.||Can be used by teachers to explain concepts and for students to self study.|
ADVERSE EFFECTS OF VIRTUAL MEDIA
“Virtual reality has overtaken real spaces.”
- Children cannot control impulses.
- Devices replace hands on activities that are important for motor development which could impact a child’s ability to learn Maths and Science.
- Increased television time decreases a child’s development of language skills. Replaces the amount of time spent engaging in direct human – human interaction.
Parents sit down and use devices with their kids instead of turning them off as soon as a meltdown starts. It’s time to remind families that it’s important to unplug from time to time.
MOBILE APPS VS SMART CHART
|Addictive especially to kids||Non Addictive.|
|Impulsive learning is encouraged||Controlled learning is encouraged.|
|Immediate reinforcement in the form of points, rewards.||Delayed gratification in terms of knowledge gain.|
|Extrinsic Rewards.||Intrinsic knowledge.|
|High melatonin production affecting sleep.||Not such case with print media.|
|Curbs imagination.||Stimulates imagination.|