During the lockdown, the Uttarakhand government has started animated lessons for students through a mobile application named ‘Sampark Didi’ with the aim of bringing the school to students.
The initiative has been taken to keep the students engaged in studies in an interesting manner during the lockdown, Mukul Sati, additional state project director, Samagra Sikhsha Abhiyan in the state said
“This application was being used earlier also for communication amongst teachers and that is why the teachers were already trained on how to use the application. With studies being affected due to the lockdown, we thought of using this application to connect with students and keep them engaged,” said Sati.
The application allows students to participate in live courses with teachers while exchanging interactive information related to their syllabus.
“Till schools re-open and children get back to the schedule of regular classes, this initiative has been started for online education, especially for areas where there is network connectivity and access to smartphones by children,” he added.
The application has a platform called “Sampark Baithak”, which students can use for free, and can access all learning materials according to the curriculum outline of the state education department, and can learn in English and Hindi.
Students can also directly share their opinions and suggestions about the content available in the application or dispel doubts with the teacher.
Teachers can record video lectures for students of higher classes alongside interactive content for junior students with the help of this application.
After April 20, the education department will soon transfer the money to the student’s account for books.
Meanwhile, the education department has also started classes through WhatsApp.