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January 14, 2021 Thursday 11:12:06 AM IST

Flip not Flop

Teacher Insights

In an age when the world of education is an ever-evolving and ever-changing phenomenon, a new challenge was faced by the teachers and students in 2020 was Covid-19, I think it should be Covid-20!. Jokes apart, but the moment lockdown was announced, we like everybody else felt that it is ephemeral and will be over in a month or two. Yet, the greatest challenge was how to continue the teaching-learning process.

In the modern times where educators are facilitators of learning, with emphasis on experiential learning, the greatest impediment in the time of the pandemic was how to create a classroom without physically being present in the school. The teachers who were not tech-savvy and were comfortable with the chalk board teaching method, had to create virtual classrooms and teaching was a herculean task.

But this virtual and digital platform opened a plethora of options, which enhanced the teaching and learning experience. It created an enriching and fulfilling experience for the students.

I incorporated various methods to make learning constructive, interesting and joyful for e.g Power Point Presentations (PPT), Videos, G.O, Flip Teaching, Kahoot, Quizzes, Google Earth Pro, etc.

Flip teaching by far has been the best methodology and it fits well in both normal and virtual classrooms, and makes students from a passive listener to an active participant in the class. And they come out with innovative methods of teaching and explaining which encourages other students as well and helps in shedding inhibitions and reticence boosting their confidence, logical thinking, and communication skills.

For we, Kahoot turned out to be an excellent digital platform to create fun quizzes for the students and best tool for me so far for recapitulation of any chapter that too in a playful way which students thoroughly enjoy.

Kavita Pandey and Sonika Birhman

DAV Public School, Sec 49, Gurugram Read more articles..