Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the few schools in the Tricity plan to start the new academic session in April, as scheduled through digital mode. Many schools have restored to the online assignment and classes for the seniours, either live lecture or recorded lecture. Teachers also have to share activities with their respective classes of other schools. On the other hand, the junior classes are enjoying the extended holidays.
Tools and the techniques which are being used by the teachers include live classes with the students in attendance, recorded lectures, online worksheets, voice messages, audible stories, daily tips, and fun quizzes based on the vocabulary and mental maths.
The principal of Dikshant Global School, Sarika Sarin says that they have created well-planned home engagement modules and online classes for all the subjects. The lessons for class 10th and 12th students will start on March 24 and for other classes, it will start in the session of April. To implement this the teachers have been trained to conduct the live classes using the online applications. Each teacher has been given the schedule and time slot of 45 minutes to host a meeting with the students. According to her, more than 90% of the students used this opportunity to clarify their doubts, interact with the teacher and access resources being shared by the teacher during the class.
Delhi Public School, Chandigarh will hold two to four sessions a day. The school principal Reema Dewan said in addition to the online modules they will start regular sessions for the senior classes in a day or so and will reach broadened with the time.
In the same way, there are other schools as well who are hosting online lectures for their students so that their syllabus would not get delayed. Also, apart from publishing the result online, schools are conducting orientation for new parents using an online app and live chat tool.