1500 more schools added under Atal Tinkering labs
ATAL Update: Niti Ayog delivers yet another missile to sky rocket the process of setting up ATAL Tinkering Labs across India.
Here is the list of 1500 schools as issued by the Niti Ayog,who will be soon receiving funds to kickstart their labs.The list has managed to cover schools from far distinct areas belonging to Assam,Kerala,Goa etc.With a vision to ‘Cultivate one Million children in India as Neoteric Innovators’, Atal Innovation Mission is establishing Atal Tinkering Laboratories (ATLs) in schools across India. The objective of this scheme is to foster curiosity, creativity and imagination in young minds; and inculcate skills such as design mindset, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing etc.
Before announcing the latest list of 1500 schools,Niti Ayog had already completed the shortlisting of 941 schools which came out in 3 intervals.Schools who are not oriented well with ATAL tinkering labs can follow this link to understand the guidelines to be followed by the schools.
Key Features of ATL as per Niti Ayog.
ATL is a work space where young minds can give shape to their ideas through hands on do-it-yourself mode;and learn innovation skills. Young children will get a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand the concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). ATL would contain educational and learning ‘do it yourself’ kits and equipment on – science, electronics, robotics, open source microcontroller boards, sensors and 3D printers and computers. Other desirable facilities include meeting rooms and video conferencing facility.
In order to foster inventiveness among students, ATL can conduct different activities ranging from regional and national level competitions, exhibitions, workshops on problem solving, designing and fabrication of products, lecture series etc. at periodic intervals.
As of now,a lot of schools like Anand Niketan Group of Schools ,Gujarat and G.M. Patel Girls high school have already started their ATL labs in Association with 3Dexter. Unlike other registered vendors, 3Dexter is focusing on the integration of technology and school curriculum,which is giving 3Dexter an edge over others.
Keeping in mind that the school will be kept under full surveillance of the government body,it becomes crucial for the school to choose the best vendor and show results to avoid any consequences.This makes it even more important for both the service provider and the school to work together in harmony and thrive for the best possible results.
3Dexter is also a part of the ‘Indicative List of Vendors’ as rolled out by the Atal Innovation Mission team.