Creativity & Integration
Virtual performance day themed “A voice not an echo” allowed young minds to articulate drama and arts despite the distance in between. Choirs and actors merged their individual parts performed at home, on various collaborative editing tools to present group performances.
Readacle – a virtual competition of reading articles under various genres to integrate all subject areas and interests. To feed the young minds’ intrigue, challenges and levels were created in the most attractive digitalizations. This online competitive library has the reward system of digital badges customised for various challenges passed.
The online library remains for learners to access reading material as if they were in school.
The ‘Kindness Quest’ was aimed for the youngest age groups of Imanians, aged two and half to five and a half. To harness creativity and empathy right at the beginning of their schooling years even though it during this pandemic, the Academy’s Digital Learning Initiative came to the rescue. Executing and recording acts and forms of kindness on all levels was their task of integration in their communication skills, where they expressed themselves through writing notes, recording audios and videos and crafting tangible gestures.
‘Virtual Debate’ is another creative effort to integrate language skills with analytical skills, troubleshooting methodologies and teamwork dynamics. The nature of these classroom sessions brought about digitised communicational discipline and etiquette.
Google sites for all classes and subjects were created for innovative class records for both educators and students. Daily schedule, session links, digitized notes, interactive games and other material used in classroom online and offline sessions were embedded for reinforcement. The utility for technological tools for daily classes along with presentation skills was integrated across the whole school community.
Harping on the skill of ‘capturing a moment’ buzzing in the millennial era, “Challenge the lens” project was created. The various skills used in photography and caption composition were maximised in this challenge.
A major integration that may have been left partially redundant was the physical aspect of learning. Iman Academy believes that the physical health that has been categorized as extra-curricular activities are in fact co-curricular. This initiated a “Virtual Field Fest”, where competitive and time based activities were recorded and shared to win a place in the winning team(s). Certificates and medals were dispatched to keep the real world touch and the sports spirit going.