Kendriya Vidyalaya raises students’ engagement and performance with Chromebooks

More students are interested when they have different ways to contribute. Now they are going beyond the class through Chromebooks.

Meenakshi Kaushal, computer instructor, KV Janakpuri


Teachers at Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) Janakpuri, Delhi, wanted to stimulate new energy in their classrooms through the use of up-to-date technology tools. KV Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore also wanted to raise student performance, as well as to introduce new teaching practices.


To see how Google technology could create engaging classrooms, the two KV schools launched a year-long pilot program with Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education in 2014. The pilot involved 19 teachers and 180 students in grades three, five, and seven. The Chromebooks delivered the flexibility and independence lacking in the schools’ aging PCs. Research later showed a 23-percent rise in student engagement and a 55-percent increase in ease of explaining complex concepts in classrooms using the Chromebooks.