Teachers form group to share knowledge online

 Teaching is one of the finest professions and teachers play a crucial role in preparing new generations for the future.

To update their knowledge to  keep themselves abreast of changes, science and mathematics teachers in high schools under the guidance of Subject inspectors of Department of Public Instructions have decided to use modern technology and have formed a forum in Dakshina Kannada district.

The use of internet technology has helped to enable teachers to get the latest know-how in the teaching domain. The teachers have formed a group mail under mstfmangalore@googlegroups.com to share their knowledge and also understand the subject in a better way.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Subject Inspector Radhakrishna Bhat said “we wanted to form a group of science and mathematics teachers to update their knowledge on new teaching methodology. The response has been overwhelming and within five months, over 300 teachers have joined the group and are engaged in sharing their knowledge on a daily basis.”

“Majority of the schools have computer and internet facilities. Moreover, teachers use smart phone or laptop. As a result, the sharing of information is easy. Before imparting the knowledge to the students, the teachers should update their knowledge,” Radhakrishna Bhat said.

At the same time, the forum also helps in finding a solution to the problems pertaining to development of school, laboratory and so on.

“Our focus is on increasing awareness about technology and equipping teachers to impart skills to students. Moreover, teachers can also share innovative methodology used in their schools, so that others can emulate to bring in changes in the education system. 

“As we can not directly reach out the students online, we have decided to reach teachers online, so that they pass on the information with the students. Any mistakes in the question paper is also discussed by the teachers. The question papers of the recently conducted preparatory SSLC examinations were not as per the guidelines. The teachers discussed the issue online to bring it to the notice of the authorities concerned.”

“This is an age of technology. We are working for convergence of technology for enhancing the quality of education,” Bhat added.

Government, aided and unaided school teachers are also members of this newly formed group.

“We have included Dinesh Nayak, a businessman from Mangalore in the group. He has keen interest in Mathematics and has been engaged in interacting with teachers on the recent progress in the field of mathematics.

“He uploads a few of the mathematics puzzles, to allow the teachers to solve them and explain them on easy solutions,” Bhat said.

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