Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) is a Government of India initiative to create an environment of scientific temperament, innovation, creativity amongst Indian students. It is a step towards a new, shining and a digital India. ATL lab would teach the essentials of 21st-century skills which will help them in developing their professional and personal skills. Skilled India is the need of the hour for a smarter, enhanced and digital India.
The main objective of this scheme is to instill curiosity, creativity, and imagination in the young minds and inculcate skills such as design mindset, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing etc. ATL has educational and learn “do it yourself” kits and equipment on – science, electronics, robotics, open source microcontroller boards, sensors and 3D printers etc.
SAI International School was selected by NITI Aayog, Government of India (GOI), to establish ATL in the school. The Atal Tinkering Laboratory (ATL) at SAI International Schools provides opportunities for students to explore skills of future like design and computational thinking, adaptive learning and artificial intelligence etc through state-of-the-art technologies and competent faculties.
The lab was established in January 2018. Apart from enabling SAIoneers to give shape to their ideas and learn innovation skills, the school has also started inviting students from other schools who do not have ATL facilities to enhance their scientific temperament.
The lab is well-equipped with different tools, Electronic items, Sensors, 3D pen, 3D printers, IOT devices and high-end computers. Students get an opportunity to have a hand full of practical experiences about the concerned subjects and can implement their thoughts and ideas into a project.
The state of the art facilities and active mentoring by experts help the students to come up with various innovative projects. Students have also started demonstrating their projects in various competitions and won prizes. To take the innovation journey of the school to the next level, the school plans to upgrade the Lab with more tools, equipment and facilities.
The lab is a brilliant way to bring the do-it-yourself culture to the forefront, encourage and motivate students to become solution providers and get engaged in self-learning that will not only lead to the development of higher order thinking skills, but may eventually lead to discoveries, innovations and inventions.
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