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Schools go online to teach students of classes X, XII

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State government’s decision to extend the break in educational institutions up to April 15 has prompted several schools to draw up a contingency plan to combat the loss of time for Class X and Class XII students, who will be appearing for the Board examinations in 2021.

Delhi Public School Ruby Park has extended the session break and decided to keep the classes suspended till April 15.

“Initially, we planned to start the new academic session from March 19, but now it will be delayed. However, the students, who will appear in CBSE Class X and XII exams next year, cannot remain absent for so long. For, it will take a toll on their studies and teachers will not be able to complete the syllabus. Hence, we have decided to hold online classes from March 20,” said an official. On Wednesday, teachers of the school will hold a planning session to decide the contents for online teaching.

The Future Foundation School has been sharing online resources with students in the past decade or more. “We shall offer online classes for the students of Classes I to XII. It is important for Class X and Class XII students to complete the syllabus on time,” said the principal Ranjan Mitter.

“We have to transact the curriculum meaningfully. Hence, we have advised parents that from April 1, every child will have to put a study routine in place. Slipped classroom concept will be introduced. The child will be expected to follow the lessons provided online and then complete the assignments, which will again be submitted online,” added Mitter. The interaction and doubt sharing can be done online at pre-scheduled time between teachers and the students. Sujoy Biswas, principal of Ram Mohan Mission School, is also planning to introduce online tutorials where teachers from home can connect with the students over Skype for teaching. “Technology will allow teachers to provide lectures to as many as 50 students online, who can be added to their Skype accounts. Even homework can be submitted through portals,” said Biswas.

The Heritage School principal Seema Sapru has already planned the progress mechanism for Class X and XII. “We have already started taking additional classes for the students who will appear for their boards next year between March 11 and March 14. Thereafter, we have planned to take extra classes again from March 23 to March 31. The students have been given the time table. Now with the new directive from the government to shut schools, teachers will hold the classes online,” said Sapru. Teachers will share study materials and conduct tests for students over the virtual platform.


Source: Times of India

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