Published On: Thu, Nov 26th, 2015

Uttarakhand govt teachers create website to interact live with students

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In a unique initiative of its kind, government school students in Uttarakhand will soon get a chance to chat live with teachers and get their doubts cleared online. A website for this has been developed by a Biology teacher working in a government school in Kumaon with the help of the Rajkiya Shikshak Sangh, an association of government teachers. The move would ensure that students in far flung areas and in schools having dearth of facilities can get real time access to teachers.

Gokul Singh Martolia, a Biology teacher at Government Inter College in Gunialekh in Nainital who designed the site said he had long thought about creating a website which was run by teachers and which catered to students. “After much deliberations and support from other teachers, we created the website- The website has a students’ corner and at present 20 teachers and subject experts are on the panel to help students in subjects like Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics.”

Elaborating on how the website will operate, Martolia said, “The student corner will connect Uttarakhand board class XII students from across the state to subject experts, so that they can get help in areas where they are struggling either through live chats or email responses to their queries. At the moment, the website has been launched in the testing phase and will be fully operational by December 15.”

Most of the subject experts are PhDs and the website has on its panel both English medium and Hindi medium teachers. There is also a provision for the students residing in hilly regions — where the internet connectivity is not good – to avail of the option of sending in their queries by post. The teachers will revert with a hard copy of the answer. “As of now, we are targeting only class XII students of Uttarakhand board but if the response is good, we will start catering to students from other classes and boards as well,” said Sohan Singh Majila, general secretary of the Shikshak Sangh.

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