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Users are looking for interesting lesson scenarios, video sessions, interactive applications and online simulators to test knowledge.

In the ended academic year, the number of unique users of the library “Moscow Electronic School” (“MES”) was 11 million. This is almost twice as much as in the last academic year. Moreover, they began to turn to the MES library one and a half times more often. Over the year, the number of visits has grown to 59.5 million, according to the Moscow Department of Education and Science.

“The growth in the number of users of the library of the Moscow Electronic School and the number of calls to it is explained by the fact that over the past year many convenient and useful services for the whole family have appeared at MES. These are video lessons in all school subjects, and virtual laboratories, and self-diagnostics. In addition, during distance learning, MES has become one of the main educational platforms, an irreplaceable assistant for organizing online lessons. And its demand continues to grow, ”said Natalia Kiseleva, Deputy Head of the Moscow Department of Education and Science.

The most popular content among Moscow schoolchildren and teachers in the 2020-2021 academic year was textbooks, educational applications, lesson scripts, tests and video lessons. For example, textbooks at MES have been used over 12 million times. The most popular were textbooks on geometry (over 315 thousand views) and the Russian language for the seventh grade (over 300 thousand hits).

Students have used educational apps nearly three million times. Thus, the historical test on the Franco-Prussian War and the Paris Commune received the most views – almost 432 thousand. It was prepared by Anna Sharapova, a history teacher at School No. 1637.

Among the lesson scenarios, the most popular was a cycle of basketball lessons for the seventh – eighth grades, which was developed by the physical education teacher of school No. 1526 on Pokrovskaya Andrei Zhigachev (from 29 to 60 thousand views). Overall, the lesson scripts were accessed over 2.8 million times.

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This academic year, more than 10 thousand video lessons in all school subjects have appeared in the MES library. They were made by teachers of the capital’s schools and specialists from the City Methodological Center. Video tutorials have been used over 1.7 million times. The most popular were recordings of physical education and English classes.

Thus, the video lesson “TRP Complex in Moscow Schools”, recorded by the physical education teacher of school No. 1512 Dmitry Velikopolsky, was watched 4.8 thousand times, and the video lesson “Present Simple. Real simple “by the teacher of the English language of the school № 1253 Maria Tyulyaeva – 4.1 thousand times.

Moscow schoolchildren have used the Self-Diagnostics service more than half a million times. With the help of online simulators, they could prepare for tests on specific topics of the curriculum, as well as for state final certification. The simulators in algebra and geography turned out to be the most popular among ninth-graders, and in social studies and general history among eleventh-graders.

The MES library is a service of the Moscow Electronic School project, developed by the Moscow Department of Education and Science in cooperation with the City Department of Information Technologies. Now the library contains many different educational materials: about 55 thousand lesson scenarios and more than 10 thousand video lessons, 1.7 thousand electronic study guides, 348 textbooks, more than 142 thousand educational interactive applications, over six thousand simulators for self-testing, 11 unique virtual laboratories.

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