How did we maintain continuity of students’ learning during the COVID Lockdown?

educational learning app for students

When COVID stuck and lockdown happened, there was no source of learning for students in Kashmir for whom we had just set up a Tablet-based ICT Lab and Smart Class in their school. Because, immediately after setup, a lockdown happened, schools closed, and the principal and teachers worried about how they would ensure student continuity in learning. 

During this time, we at iDream Education took a call to give students access to iDream Learning App through a network of teachers. Teachers were happy to share it through the Whatsapp group they have with parents. Students happily downloaded the app on their parent’s smartphones and were able to learn from home. This way, we made our educational app reach thousands of students in 10 regions of Kashmir.

Project Reach

Regions Covered: Aishmuqam, Behibag, Booniyar, Budkot, Chandigaon, Hajinar, Krusan, Sopore, Wayne, Wuzur

Number of Schools reached: 10

Number of students impacted:  5000 +

Number of students of Teachers: 200 +

Project Impact

  • Continuity in learning during COVID

Because of the availability of the iDream learning app at home, students continued to learn with all-time teacher guidance.

  • Reduced  Learning Gap

When students returned to school after 2 years of lockdown, they continued learning at the same pace with the help of TabLab implemented in their schools before lockdown.

How did we achieve this impact?

On the iDream Learning app, we gave students access to the same content that students have been learning in school. And because the content is aligned to their curriculum and is in the language they are comfortable with; they very easily continued learning from home. Also, it was easy for teachers to recommend videos and practice from the app because it is in sync with the lesson plan they were following in school. The added advantage of the app to students was access to content for junior classes. 

Many students switched to the content of the junior class and motivated and engaged their younger siblings in learning. Another added advantage of iDream learning at home was increased engagement of parents with their kids and learning. During an online session with students, we found out that they have started storytelling. They first read inspirational books and stories from life skill content and then share the same with their parents in their leisure time. Through this, we saw many learning from junior class content, many students involved in life skill content, and all this was possible because they got a chance to learn in a non-judgemental environment with the learning app at home.

Here to one of the teachers from AGS in Wayne Kashmir

“…During covid lockdown in May 2020, we encouraged parents to install the iDream learning app for maintaining continuity in their child’s learning. With this, we noticed 70 % of students learned from it regularly at their own pace. With this, we realised the importance of a learning app that has everything required to meet the diverse learning needs of students…”.

– Principal Tariq Ah Tariq Ji

When lockdown ended & students came back to school, they started using tablets, and teachers started teaching through Smart Class. But, the iDream learning app ensured that from lockdown to students returning to school, there is continuity in student learning, and no students suffer a learning gap. 

If in case you would like to know more about our digital learning solutions, comment below or write to us at share@idreameducation.org 

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Author Details
Copy Writer and Content Writer , iDream Education

Ayushi Agarwal is a Copy Writer and Content Writer at iDream Education. For 6+ years, she has been writing to create an impact through her powerful content on humanity, equality, and many more issues that have been a key part of today’s world. Her vision is to create a sense of responsibility for the sensitive areas of society like education for students of rural India, right to education, and humanity.

At iDream Education, Ayushi manages social media, website blogs, success stories, testimonies, product descriptions, and many more such tasks.

Her friends call her a humanitarian who devotes her majority of time reading self-help books and fiction and believes in self-love and virtue ethics.

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