SRINAGAR: With the beginning of tele-classes and e-learning initiatives, the students of government schools in Jammu and Kashmir are going to be ready to study at home during the lockdown announced to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The J&K government has also decided to supply 2,500 low-budget educational tablets to the children of classes 10 and 12 for enhancing their virtual learning experience. The tablets would be loaded with textbooks, problem-solving techniques and other related material.
The Department has also started tele-classes on Doordarshan on a day to day basis from 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. by the resource people of the Department of Education. Tele classes have also been started on local cable networks.
Meanwhile online virtual classes are begun taking place through distinct platforms like WhatsApp, Zoom Cloud, Skype, Google Classroom to reach out to the students.
"The schools need to form different groups of their students and teachers and accordingly form a timetable for virtual classes. they ought to also engage them in a playful way by suggesting activities, quizzes, assignments, small projects in a two-way process," Principal Secretary, School Education, Asghar Samoon said.