NEET Bulletin (New Delhi, Desk): With schools closed due to the Corona threat, children’s education has come to a standstill. In these testing times, City Montessori School has adopted E-learning for its students to compensate for the loss of education. CMS has collaborated with Google Inc. and is using the Google Classrooms platform where its teachers post lessons and assignments for the students. Google Classrooms is an easy to access platform for the students through which they can access the lessons and educational resources posted by their teachers from their homes and submit assignments. It is a versatile application which can be used on a desktop, laptop, tablet or even a mobile making it convenient to access for the students as well as for the teachers. Every teacher and student has been provided a unique email id to login to Google Classrooms and access remote learning resources. This information has come from Mr Hari Om Sharma, Chief Public Relations Officer of CMS.
Mr Sharma informed that refresher training on using Google Classrooms for all CMS teachers was carried out by the school's IT training team in the wake of anticipated school closures, immediately after Holi. A video tutorial on Google Classrooms was also posted at a www.tinyurl.com/cmsclassroom for the convenience of students. Mr Sharma further stated that this CMS online learning initiative for its students is being lauded by parents. Mr Hemant Kumar, father of Annanya Verma, a student of class 3 of CMS Gomti Nagar Campus said that Annanya was getting regular lessons and assignments from her teacher. She has now learnt how to use Google classrooms quite well. Mrs Shilpa Arora, mother of Anwita Arora, a student of class 5 of Gomti Nagar campus expressed satisfaction that his daughter's time is not being wasted despite school closure. She said Anwita learns her lessons and completes her assignments, studying for several hours every day. Initially, she says, Anwita found it a little difficult to access online resources but her teacher helped her out through phone, and now she can do it easily without any difficulty. CMS President, Prof. Geeta Gandhi Kingdon said that in these times when it seems that social distancing is the only option to remain safe, online learning is the best way to educate children who would suffer greatly because of the necessary closure of schools. CMS Founder, Dr Jagdish Gandhi has called upon all the CMS students to study at home and utilise their time. He has also appealed to CMS parents for encouraging their children to study, exercise and play and sensitize them about the dangers of Corona virus by staying at home and not going out. Mr Sharma further stated that due to increasing danger of Corona virus CMS is strictly following the instructions and guidelines of the government. All CMS campuses are totally closed and it would be better to motivate students to study from home.