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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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”.

The court

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Imee calls on Customs to donate seized gadgets to teachers, students

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 17) — Senator Imee Marcos on Thursday urged the Bureau of Customs to donate millions of pesos worth of confiscated gadgets such as cellphones and laptops to teachers and students in need of them.

Marcos said the bureau recorded 29.5 tons of such items as of August this year that were just sitting in Customs warehouses due to lack of proper documentation when they can be distributed amid pandemic and make life easier for struggling students and teachers.

“I hope they would just donate them to the students and teachers who are having the hardest time trying to comply with the online education requirements,” she told CNN Philippines’ News Night.

Marcos said an average family with three kids would need about P25,000 to acquire second hand laptops and internet connection for distance learning, which will start on Oct. 5 for public schools.

She added that

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Thiruvalluvar University students scurry for gadgets as online exams gets underway- The New Indian Express

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Express News Service

VELLORE: Owing to the Covid pandemic, customers rarely visit this snacks shop at Viruthampattu in Vellore city. A boy who works there as a part-time employee arranges the table meant for serving tea and snacks. The owner lends his laptop and the boy downloads the question paper and starts writing the answers.

Meet Naresh, a final year postgraduate student who was writing his first examination in the pandemic period.

Naresh, studying economics at an aided college in Vellore city, was frantic when he could not download the question paper using his mobile phone. “I was trying hard for some time to download the question paper  but the server was too slow,” he said.

When he was anxiously tapping the keys of the phone without luck, his employer helped him with his laptop. “My employer gave his laptop. I arranged a table and chair to sit comfortably to

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School girls encourage people donate gadgets to help needy students

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A group of five girls in Chandigarh have taken an initiative to collect electronic devices from people as donations for In an effort to help needy students to attend online classes. Speaking to ANI, Saachi Ahuja, one of the girls said, “We’ve given gadgets to 21 girls. It’s helping them to attend online classes as schools are closed.” These school-going teenagers have come together to encourage youngsters to donate their gadgets like mobile phones and laptops for underprivileged girls who cannot afford these gadgets for online learning.

It has been almost four months that all the schools have been closed due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown which has pushed students to opt for e-learning. Under the initiative ‘Prerna – for you and us’, these girls approach the youngsters to donate gadgets and provide the same to underprivileged girls. These girls have also been

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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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DepEd to use additional funds to buy gadgets for students

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Education Secretary Leonor Briones said Monday that additional funds given to the Department of Education (DepEd) will be used to provide gadgets or computers to students or schools and would also aid the implementation of its Learning Continuity Plan (LCP) amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Briones, during the “Laging Handa” public briefing, said that if DepEd will be given additional funds, this will definitely be used to address gaps in the implementation of its LCP — especially to provide students with gadgets to be used for distance learning as well as to help in the reproduction of printed Self-Learning Modules (SLMs).

“Kung halimbawa may P389 million na ibibigay ang pamahalaan sa departamento, sigurado ako na malaking bahagi niyan ay mapupuntasa pangagailangan ng mga gadgets (If a P389-million budget will be given by the government to the department, I’m sure a big part of this will address the needs for

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Students unveil gadgets, bots, apps to tame Covid | Hyderabad News

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Hyderabad: As doctors and pharmacists are increasingly falling victim to the novel coronavirus, students from various engineering colleges have come out with innovative ideas, bots, apps and gadgets to fight Covid-19 and protect frontline warriors from succumbing to the pandemic.
In a presentation at an international conference on engineering in fourth industrial revolution, organised by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Hyderabad chapter, on Thursday, city students came out with solutions to overcome Covid-19, including a predictor that will help doctors to protect themselves from getting affected by the deadly virus and a medicine checker tool that will reduce queues at pharmacies.
Some have come up with an online appointment booking system with a predictor wherein the users can take up a preliminary covid-19 test before they visit a doctor. Another application tells users the availability of medicines that they require in the required quantity in the pharmacy
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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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Good News: 11-yr-old saves grandma; Girls collect gadgets for students; 5 amazing stories

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When the world updates consist of COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, protests among other things, people are more than ever are looking for encouraging news. Since the beginning of the year, the unforeseen circumstances have dominated the minds of millions across the globe. But, it has also paved the way for occasional kind gestures, unique songs, online trends and peculiar methods of people adhering to the new lifestyle amid the coronavirus outbreak. From IIT Delhi’s job posting for dog handler creating buzz to Chandigarh girls’ noble initiative for needy students, here are five best stories from today to dial down on the negativity.

Chandigarh girls collect gadgets to help needy students attend online classes

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

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