The Moscow Electronic School Project (“MES”) is a cloud-based internet platform launched in 2016 that brings together all educational institutions in Moscow in a single high-tech environment. After successful tests, since September 1, 2017, the MES is implemented in all educational organizations (schools, kindergartens, colleges) in Moscow and is available online for any user from anywhere in the world , from any device 24/7/365. Today, the MES brings together around 3 million participants in the educational process of the capital, including teachers, students and their parents.
The Moscow Electronic School project aims to make the most efficient use of the school’s IT capabilities to improve the quality of student education by linking the organizational and content aspects of the educational process (interactive equipment , as well as the personal devices of users connected to the Internet, are linked to the platform’s educational materials).
The platform “MES” allows to automate most of the organizational, methodological and pedagogical tasks solved in a large modern educational organization, makes the content of education more accessible, allows in practice to implement technologies and Modern pedagogical approaches, for example, blended learning, distance education and electronic.
Today, “MES” has become a real digital assistant for the modern teacher. Thanks to special digital constructors, Moscow teachers of the library “MES” create lesson scripts, “popular” textbooks, self-study guides, tests that students use in the classroom, during preparation design work in school, as a freelance job. Thus, the service not only makes it possible to use the educational materials put online, but also to supplement the cloud educational platform with its developments and content, as well as to share them with colleagues. Electronic versions of textbooks, teaching aids, interactive applications and other modern digital content allow the teacher to diversify the content of homework and make the learning process fun for children and more efficient.
The key elements of the digital educational platform are an electronic journal, an electronic journal, an electronic document library, the “Moskvenok” service (Pass and Power system), as well as infrastructure solutions: Wi-Fi access points – High speed Internet WiFi, school servers, interactive touch panels with integrated computer, teachers’ tablets and laptops, video surveillance system and turnstiles at the entrance.
The “MES library” is a unique repository of electronic educational materials and tools. The service is implemented in the web version and as a “MES Library” mobile application. Library materials are available online free of charge to any user from anywhere in the world.
The “Moskvenok” service allows parents to order their child’s hot meals (if the school is connected to the hot meal ordering service from the card), to check their arrival or departure from school, college or kindergarten, to control their meals in the cafeteria school and the costs of the cafeteria. Children can use the “Moskvenok” medium (bracelet, key ring or card) as a pass for an educational organization and museums in Moscow, as well as for non-cash payments for school purchases.
The electronic diary contains complete information on the training: program for the coming year, schedule and attendance at courses, progress, analyzes. The service provides information on current events and activities. It is available both as a web version and in the form of the “MES Diary” mobile application.
During the new school year, the “MES” will be replenished with a wide range of diverse partner educational content, which has already proven its worth with teachers and schoolchildren. As a result, 45,000 additional units of new tools and materials will appear in the library: interactive presentations for lessons, design and research tasks, virtual labs and tests. Most of the tasks will be self-checked, that is, after completing the work, the teacher, student and parent can immediately familiarize themselves with the results.
Another important area of the Moscow Electronic School is virtual labs – online interactive simulators of experiences and experiences for children and adults, which help to improve knowledge and skills in curriculum subjects . At the start of the school year, new virtual laboratories for drawing, inorganic chemistry, computer science, mathematics, biology and physics will appear at the “MES”.
This year, in the library of the Moscow Electronic School, the collection of virtual laboratories was replenished with 10 new laboratories in the section of biology “Cytology” for schoolchildren in grades 5 to 11. It has an interactive virtual microscope that allows you to view individual cells. And children can consolidate the knowledge acquired by “collecting” cells in the form of a game, solving an interactive problem or passing a thematic quiz.
It is now possible to design and perform electrostatics, magnetostatics and electromagnetism experiments in the virtual laboratory “Electromagnetic field. Faraday ”, which has become the fifth in the line of physics laboratories. The new laboratory will help schoolchildren master the main aspects of electrodynamics: electrostatics, magnetic fields and electromagnetic phenomena.
Another new feature is the “MES Informatics” virtual lab for grades 7-11. Children will be able to test their knowledge with 290 ready-to-use tests, practice using over 9,000 tasks and also take 254 programming lessons.
The student’s portfolio
An important innovation of the “MES” is the new “Student Portfolio” service. It will accumulate the results and achievements of schoolchildren not only in the educational part, but also in the Olympics, competitions, sports competitions. In addition, students and their parents will be able to independently enter information into the new service, edit data, and share their portfolios with friends, teachers and organizations.
Thematic documents on Russian writers
At the end of July, the “Moscow Electronic School” project made thematic material available on the life and work of one of the greatest poets of the golden age of Russian literature – Mikhail Lermontov.
In addition, the project “Moscow Electronic School” presented a thematic selection of documents on the life and work of Fyodor Dostoyevsky in the year of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the writer. Schoolchildren are offered to take a virtual trip to 19th-century St. Petersburg and get acquainted with the peculiarities of the worldview of the classic.