New technologies development of in our current society and the change in the way of educating have made Novaschool conceive of ICTs as a fundamental element integrated into the educational project of its centres. With this premise, the myAgora + educational platform is developed
Novaschool owns the myAgora + platform, which has been developed by the Novaschool Group's ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) Area. To do this, there is a permanent multidisciplinary team made up of engineers, analysts, systems technicians, graphic designers, pedagogues and teachers who allow the platform to constantly evolve.Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación) del Grupo Novaschool. Para ello, se cuenta de forma permanente con un equipo multidisciplinar integrado por ingenieros, analistas, técnicos de sistemas, diseñadores gráficos, pedagogos y profesores que permiten que la plataforma evolucione constantemente.
For Novaschool, having a team of technologists and educators, exclusively dedicated to the continuous development of the myAgora + platform, represents a pioneering effort and investment in the education sector. However, the fact of having a technological platform such as myAgora +, developed entirely by its own staff, is a clear differential value that allows it to be adapted in an agile and specific way to the educational program designed by the Novaschool teachers. Only in this way, it is possible to deploy a cutting-edge educational methodology, but at the same time, that is flexible enough to adapt to the needs posed by both our students and the society for which we develop our educational work. programa educativo diseñado por los docentes de Novaschool. Sólo de esta forma, es posible desplegar una metodología educativa de vanguardia, pero a la par, que sea lo suficientemente flexible para adaptarse a las necesidades que plantean tanto nuestro alumnado como la sociedad para la que desarrollamos nuestra labor educativa.
Integration of ICT in the pedagogical process
In addition to the technological platform itself, myAgora + allows the deployment of a work methodology that integrates different tools specifically designed, developed and integrated into the Novaschool educational program, responding to the needs of the current educational system, making a comprehensive inclusion of ICTs in the pedagogical process and student learning.
Among the tools that make up myAgora +, the educational platform myAgora + access, stands out, to which the different members of the Novaschool community (students, parents, teachers and non-teaching staff) have individualized access. The myAgora + access educational platform allows teachers to provide documentation to their students in a wide variety of multimedia formats (presentations, videos, audios, or animations). Teachers publish in myAgora + access any type of content related to the subject they teach, expanding educational possibilities and achieving personalization with the student. Parents follow in real time the educational content, the evolution of their children's course, the learning needs, the exchange of information between the groups, and all information related to their child during their stage and school development in Novaschool.
Novaschool centres are designed and equipped with all the necessary technology to be authentic Wi-Fi campuses. All classrooms are equipped with digital whiteboards, students have state-of-the-art tablets with which they carry out their class projects and study daily; students and teachers are immersed in the different myAgora + processes.
myAgora + in the classrooms
Regardless of whether new technologies are used throughout the centre, myAgora + is fully operational in Primary, Year 5 and Year 6 and in Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 of Secondary. The studies consulted show that these are the courses in which students gain autonomy to be able to face this method with guarantees of success. This means that these students have replaced traditional textbooks with digital content created specifically by Novaschool teaching professionals and by a prestigious team from the University of Malaga.
In our audio-visual channel myAgora+ you can also see some examples of our digital content: