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Tuesday, February 9, 2021



The Gujarat Education Department has decided to start virtual classrooms soon in government primary schools in view of the uncertainty over the start of the new academic session, which has been delayed for more than a month due to the Kovid-19 epidemic.

The department has issued guidelines to all government primary schools on the implementation of virtual classrooms, following the launch of the ‘Study from Home’ campaign through social media and lessons through television channels. About 48,000 teachers of these schools will be trained from May 1, for which District Primary Education Officers (DPEOs), Administrative Officers (AOs) and District Project Coordinators (DOs) will be trained. PC) has compiled a list of 1 "innovative tech-savvy" teachers. In every 3,245 clusters.

These are the teachers who created and formed groups of students to guide them through video-conferencing for assignments under the Study Home program.

State Project Director (SPD) Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan said, "There is no certainty and the idea of ​​creating virtual classrooms like in private schools has been started to prepare our teachers and students for any future situation." (SSA) P Bharti.

Training sessions will be conducted at Teachers, Principals, Cluster Resource Center (CRC) Coordinator, Block Resource Center (BRC) Coordinator as well as District Employees as well as Command and Control Center (CCC) for capacity building on various aspects. Virtual classes, assessments, feedback, reporting and monitoring.

Cluster wise channels will be created under the micro .ft teams and the CRC co-ordinators provided by the state education department under the CCC will oversee the program in each school under their cluster. They must ensure that all identified teachers are registered and their micro .ft teams user IDs are created.

More than 2 lakh licenses have been purchased from Micro .ft for virtual classrooms. Teachers will reach out to parents and students of 34,000 government primary schools and M.S. Teams will be registered. When registering, teachers must ensure that students have access to a smart phone, computer, laptop or tablet. Each teacher will teach a group of 30 students under their respective clusters in a virtual classroom session.

With the issue of availability of internet connectivity, smart phone or computer, SPD P Bharti admitted that it would not reach every student. “These virtual classrooms may not reach 100 percent of the students but we will try to cover as many schools and students as possible,” he said. The eight-week-long 'Study from Home' campaign, which started on March 28, has reached out to more than 4.3 million government school students in grades 3 to 9 through social media. Figures as of April 20 indicate that 66 per cent of government school students are involved in the campaign.

“Each registered student will be given a unique user ID based on the ID provided by his or her Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE) department. Students can use this to log in to attend sessions, ”said the CRC Coordinator. Teachers will create a schedule of virtual class sessions and share it with students and parents on WhatsApp groups. The CRC will maintain a record of teachers' online teaching sessions and monitor student attendance. The CRC will then report on progress in the SSA.

In the year undertaken by leading ad-tech companies, Rs. Compared to the subscription charge of Rs. 1,000,000 to Rs. It aims to provide more than 1,500,000,000,000,000 richer content, sources said. In the case of government schools, the purpose of the GET is to provide free content.

"In the next two or three years, after GET provides education to about one million students in private schools at minimal cost and free education to 7 million students, the revenue is around Rs. In government schools, ”said Education Secretary Vinod Rao.

GET will be an autonomous company of the Government of Gujarat, under the administrative control of the Secretary, Primary and Secondary Education and will set up the necessary technology based e-learning systems and provide quality content and build one in partnership with technology and content providers. Framework for affordable online education, as per government resolution.

GET will produce high-quality teaching materials that engage the best content-developers in the region, and provide them to students in private and government schools from April 2021, the academic year, it said.

To ensure quality and acceptability, this material will be examined by a team of content approval, including the best subject teachers of private schools.

Private schools affiliated to the Gujarat State Board of Education are required to purchase NCERT textbooks, which are provided by the State Textbook Board. These schools have the option to purchase other referrals

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