Students were able to unleash their innate inventiveness at Delhi Private School in Dubai, where they created several websites and mobile applications to increase productivity at school and aid KHDA inspectors and staff in navigating the enormous school building.
The team member who created the Locus app, a student at the school named Aadvait Hirde, explains: “We set up a network of 37 QR codes across each block, one present at the entrance of each staircase. These codes, upon scanning and the desired destination being entered, find out the exact user location following which an AR and mini-map line is rendered to the navigation target. This in turn enables indoor pathfinding on the campus.
“This app was created by my colleague Aditya Kamat as well. This app proved to be one of the biggest boons during the KHDA inspections as it promptly guided the inspectors to smoothly transit from one block to another. This app provides them with the route and specific directions to reach their destination.”
“We set up a network of 37 QR codes across each block, one present at the entrance of each staircase”
Keeping Track of Teachers
A teacher punctuality tracking tool, called Classroom Operation and Punctuality (COP), is another clever invention: a programme that serves as an auditing system, keeping track of a teacher’s punctuality and compliance with the most effective classroom management techniques. In the event of any anomaly, an instantaneous report is forwarded to the appropriate supervisor. The app, which was initially created by DPSD alumnus Amey Deotale, was later improved and extended to include other functions.
Another innovation led by the school is the DPSD Hub (website), which is a digital repository that consolidates details about all past and upcoming events and provides students with direct access to this information.
The website improved the school’s overall operational efficiency throughout the inspection
Avi Srivastava one of the team members of the DPSD Hub explains: “Students can sign up on www.dpsdhub.online using their email address. Upon logging in, students can register for ongoing events at the click of a button and gain instant access to the respective chat groups. They can communicate with House Captains and prefects and not miss out on the selections and events posted on House Clubs. They can also access a forum that bridges the gap between the members of all grades, as they share their thoughts on matters pertaining to the school and culturally relevant topics.”
The website, which was also developed by Jaiaakash Gopalakrishnan, Samruddh Om Bahanwal, and Dhruv Mohanty, improved the school’s overall operational efficiency throughout the inspection by significantly lowering the amount of time, effort, and materials needed to complete tasks.
“The website also allows students to reserve selected food items before they run out at the canteen and book a cybercafé slot in the CS lab. Students can also gain exclusive playground access through a points system that rewards the most active members. The DPSD Hub eliminates the hassles of council members going to various classes to recruit for upcoming events. It also mitigates the information overload on saturated event-related WhatsApp groups and deems a single website as the hub for ‘all things DPS Dubai’,” Avi concluded.