Provide gadgets, Internet pack to poor students for online classes: HC to schools

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The court said the committee shall also frame standard operating procedures.

The Delhi High Court Friday directed private as well as government schools to provide gadgets and an Internet package to poor students for online classes, saying the absence of such facilities prevent children from pursuing elementary education.

A bench of Justices Manmohan and Sanjeev Narula said private unaided schools “shall be entitled to claim reimbursement of reasonable cost for procurement of the equipment and Internet package from the State under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, even though the State is not providing the same to its students”.

The bench directed constitution of a three-member committee, comprising education secretary from the Centre or his nominee, Delhi government’s education secretary or his nominee and a representative of the private schools, to expedite and streamline the process of identifying and supplying the gadgets to poor and disadvantaged students.

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Provide Gadgets, Internet Pack To Poor Students For Online Classes: High Court To Schools

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Not providing gadgets, internet to poor students for online classes is digital apartheid, the court said

New Delhi:

The Delhi High Court has directed private as well as government schools like Kendriya Vidyalayas or KVs to provide gadgets and an internet package to poor students for online classes, saying not doing so amounts to “discrimination” and creates a “digital apartheid”.

To separate such students from others in the same class due to non-availability of a gadget or a device would generate “a feeling of inferiority” that may “affect their hearts and minds unlikely ever to be undone”, the court said.

A bench of Justices Manmohan and Sanjeev Narula said if a school decides to voluntarily provide synchronous face-to-face real time online education as a method of teaching, “they will have to ensure that the students belonging to economically weaker section (EWS) or disadvantaged group (DG) category also have access and

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‘Provide Gadgets, Internet Pack To Poor Students For Online Classes’

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed private as well as government schools like Kendriya Vidyalayas or KVs to provide gadgets and an internet package to poor students for online classes, saying not doing so amounts to “discrimination” and creates a “digital apartheid”.

To separate such students from others in the same class due to non-availability of a gadget or a device would generate “a feeling of inferiority” that may “affect their hearts and minds unlikely ever to be undone”, the court said.

A bench of Justices Manmohan and Sanjeev Narula said if a school decides to voluntarily provide synchronous face-to-face real time online education as a method of teaching, “they will have to ensure that the students belonging to economically weaker section (EWS) or disadvantaged group (DG) category also have access and are able to avail the same”.

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Hamden schools lost internet for nearly a full day on second day of classes

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HAMDEN — Schools districtwide were without internet access on day two of the school year, according to a district email sent Wednesday morning.

Karen Kaplan, director of innovation, technology and communications, said the administration investigated the situation and the internet was functioning again between 2:30 and 3 p.m.

Hamden public school students returned to classes Tuesday under a hybrid model that alternates in-person schooling and learning remotely at home.

Across the district, about 30 percent of students have opted for full remote learning, an option the district created for parents who didn’t want to or couldn’t safely send their kids back to in-person schooling.

Around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, the internet outage cut students off from

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12 Important Gadgets for Your Online Classes

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Online Classes

 

With the pandemic still surging in various countries, many government around the world are imposing lockdown and quarantine procedure to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

The Covid-19 Impact on Schools

Hundreds of thousands of schools in various countries will be teaching their students remotely. From early learning pre-schools to well-renowned engineering universities, teachers and students are preparing for the largest online distance learning in the history of mankind. The distance online classes also includes thousands of training centers for professional and skilled workers.

Video Streaming to the Rescue

Most of the classes this year will take place over video streaming platforms such as Zoom, Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, Webex and other video conferencing platforms. The assignments of students will be uploaded via apps. Most of the traditional schools are learning to adapt on how to upload, check and manage each students activity online and apps.

Changing

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An eventful first day of classes, quarantines for ACPS students and teachers | Covid-19

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Avery, 7, sits at her laptop. Her mom said Avery was in tears at one point.





First day of school pictures look a little different this year.

After weeks of back-and-forth, schools officially opened today. Students across Alachua County began learning in the classroom for the first time since COVID-19 shuttered schools in March. Others started the school year at home. 

Students attended school in person while wearing masks, some logged-in to Alachua Digital Academy, a live, online option, and others started in Alachua eSchool, a self-paced, digital learning platform. 

The day was eventful.

One class at Lake Forest Elementary had to quarantine after a parent called to say their child, who was in the brick-and-mortar classroom, had a COVID-19 test that came back positive, said Jackie Johnson, Alachua County Public Schools spokesperson 

Johnson said the child shouldn’t have been brought to school.

“We sent

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Good News: Chandigarh girls collect gadgets to help needy students attend online classes

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What is being lauded as “great initiative” by several internet users, is ‘Prerna – for you and us’ launched by five Chandigarh girls to help the needy students attend the online school amid COVID-19 crisis by collecting donations of gadgets. With the coronavirus outbreak continuing to tighten its grip across the globe and driving the shift from in-person schooling to online school, several others who were unable to afford internet connections or correct equipment have lost months of their education.

However, these school-going girls themselves hailing from Chandigarh have come together to help those in need and Saachi Ahuja told ANI that till now they have given gadgets to at least 21 girls. 

The teenagers are encouraging people to donate their gadgets including mobile phones, laptops for underprivileged girls who are unable to afford the same for online learning. According to reports, it has already been more than four months

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Briones: Classes in Manila public schools can start with gadgets at hand

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MANILA, Philippines — There is no reason for public schools in Manila to stop classes after the local government provided gadgets to students as well as teachers to augment distance learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Education chief Leonor Briones said on Wednesday.

“I am informed, hindi ito biro-birong investment galing SES (Special Education Fund), na ang Maynila naman ay nagkokolekta. Ito ay nag-post ng P1.2 billion so hindi biro ito, mag-distribute ng isang dosenang computer. Ito ay P1.2 billion worth of assistance to DepEd (Department of Education) and to our children beneficiaries,” Briones said during a speech aired through a video call at the turn over of gadgets ceremony at Aurora Quezon Elementary School Covered Court.

(I am informed that this is not just a simple investment from the SES, which Manila has collected. This posted P1.2 billion so this is not easy to distribute one dozen computers. This is

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Tribal Students Climb a Hill to Get Internet For Online Classes in Tamil Nadu

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With schools and colleges being shut due to the pandemic, studies have moved online, however, not everyone in India is privileged enough to have a steady internet connection or has access to smartphone and laptops.

While many are unable to attend classes due to the availability of these resources, some are going to all possible lengths to ensure that they don’t miss out.

One such case is of Manalodai village on Pachamalai hill in Tiruchy, where students embark on a 1km-trek every day to get internet connectivity. As per The New Indian Express, the students make this daily-dangerous trek to reach one particular cave-like spot on the top of the hill because that is the only place they access the Internet and join their online classes.

Students from Thonur, Chinna Iluppur, Thalur and Melur, also make this trek for their classes.

Explaining

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Delhi: Teachers, students of universities concerned over online classes, fee hike – education

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A section of students and teachers of various universities in the national capital on Tuesday voiced their concern over holding online classes, fee hike and lack of infrastructural support in the varsities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Delhi University is conducting online open book exams for final semester students of postgraduate and undergraduate courses. The move was opposed by students and teachers who were demanding that the exams be scrapped. The varsity has also commenced online classes for third and fifth semester students from August 10.

During an online briefing, Abha Dev Habib, a Delhi University professor, said teachers and students have been left out from the decision-making process to hold online classes.

“The decision of online open book exams was taken without thinking about students. What will happen to students in Kashmir and those stuck in floods. The students do not have gadgets for online classes. “The decision was taken

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