How apps and various platforms are assisting teachers in giving online classes amid lockdown

Several online platforms are extending their services to the teaching fraternity for seamless conduct of online classes and interaction with students during the pandemic.

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Teaching is one such profession that didn't surrender to the pandemics and teachers COVID-warriors as the virus couldn't stop them from imparting education. Amidst the closing of schools, several online platforms have been giving their services to the fraternity so that teachers can conduct online classes smoothly and interact with students and help them with curriculums during the pandemic. 

Vidioh, an Indian video conferencing platform, has declared to give free usage of its services for teachers for a year. 

"COVID-19 saw teachers adapting and learning to keep education going. Instead of despair, they embraced new ways and technology to keep on teaching. This is our way of saying thank you to these COVID warriors," said Navneet Zutshii, CEO, Parrot Solutions.

Since March 16, Universities and schools in the country were shut down to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease. A nationwide lockdown was announced on March 25 and keeping the seriousness of the virus all educational institutions have been conducting teaching and learning online since then, making a major shift in the education system. 

Similarly, Classdojo is a free educational app that enables teachers, students and parents to interact online. "It allows teachers to create a virtual classroom in which they can share videos and pictures. An account on the app can be created only by the teacher. The student can access the virtual classroom with an access code sent by the teacher," a representative said.

'EK-step' is an on-demand platform that allows educators to create, share and distribute free community-sourced educational content for school students. “The app is loaded with several educational videos that students can access any time and learn in a self-paced way,” an official said.

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The Khan Academy has provided teachers with an app to enable them in tracking student's progress and growth in each lesson while letting them learn at their own pace.

LabXchange and Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Science together have developed a free online platform that brings together top quality content from diverse sources, including videos, assessments and simulations.