Government schools in Rajasthan begin online classes
“Source:- Times Of India”
JAIPUR: Government schools on Monday launched virtual classes for students to prevent further loss to their academic year due to the pandemic.
It has been named as project SMILE (Social Media Interface for Learning Engagement) under which government has created 20,000 WhatsApp groups where teachers are uploading content. Parents and teachers have been added in these groups and materials related to classes have been uploaded on it.
School education minister Govind Singh Dotasra said Rajasthan is the first state to start this initiative. “To save any academic year losses, this step was taken. Every day at 9 am, study materials will be uploaded on the groups and parents/students can access it. Video content from classes 1 to 12 have also been uploaded in the groups,” said Dotasra.
A YouTube channel and FB page have been created where all the contents will be uploaded so that parents who cannot connect via WhatsApp group can still visit and get the videos on social media platforms. Director of secondary education Sourabh Swami said they had released a poster on Monday regarding SMILE. “We will release a poster everyday informing about the contents of that day to students. Links to other social media platforms will also be shared,” said Swami.