A primer about technology-aided tool usage in classroom is to be given for more than 37,000 teachers in Tamil Nadu. This is to take place as a 2-day long workshop next month.
At present, the State Council of Educational Research and Training is involved in producing new textbooks for the amended syllabus for the following academic year. This will take up the job of conducing the workshop for all class 9 and 10 teachers belonging to government and government-aided schools across Tamil Nadu. These sessions are to be conducted in association with experts from Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and information communications and technology (ICT).
There are a lot of complaints from students studying in these schools that teachers do not make use of the projector or smart board that are present in their classrooms. Teachers are thus identified to be knowledge deficit and hence they will be giving training with the basic functionalities and technologies of these digital tools that are already functional in the classrooms.
S. Kannappan, the director of TN wing of RMSA states that they aim at digitalizing classrooms and abide by the change in curriculum. For this training, ICT experts are to be deployed for training these teachers in all subjects, he adds. In the training, teachers will be acquainted with open source software, familiar study apps and study materials available online.