26 Sep Progressing towards being tech-savvy
Teachers are seldom out of ideas. The textbook often confines them to a limited source of information. Enabling them to become tech-savvy makes their work easy, efficient and effective and leads to happier classrooms. Furthermore, creating access to the plethora of information out there improves learning outcomes.
In an initiative to enable teachers to use technology for data analysis and to access resources for their classrooms, a digital literacy workshop for teachers was organised in one of our partner schools in Chennai. The content was centered around the usage of Excel for data analysis, accessing informative videos on YouTube for enhancing their pedagogical practices and the effective usage of Gmail.
Sangeetha Sundharamoorthy, one of our facilitators says “Supporting material with shortcuts, formulae and some reading links were also provided at the end of the session. My teachers are showing a lot of interest to learn and are proactively getting their doubts clarified. The HM was equally supportive and has requested for more such workshops! I didn’t know how to react when one of the teachers asked for my autograph – certainly shows how much they value the computer and our intent to help them hone their skills!”
Contributor: Lokeshwaran & Sangeetha (Ignite, Schools)
Bhumi’s School Transformation Programme supports low-income schools on their journey to becoming exemplary schools in their communities. Currently ongoing in 15 schools across Chennai, and supported by corporates like Qualcomm, FLEX, Greenergy, SEW Eurodrive, the programme also focuses on building the capacities of the teachers for improved content delivery.