DIKSHA, a digital infrastructure for school education, is an initiative of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), Ministry of Education, Government of India.
The DIKSHA mobile platform offers engaging learning material, relevant to the prescribed school curriculum, to teachers, students and parents. Teachers can access aids like lesson plans, worksheets and activities, to create enjoyable classroom experiences. Students can use this to understand concepts, revise lessons and practice exercises. Parents can follow classroom activities and clear doubts outside school hours.
Educators and teachers can explore interactive material created by teachers and the best Indian content creators for teachers and students in India.
By scanning the QR codes from textbooks, teachers can find additional learning material associated with the topic.
Users can store and share content offline, even without internet connectivity.
Users can find lessons and worksheets relevant to what is taught in the school classroom.
The users can experience the app in multiple languages. It includes, English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Kannada, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati and Urdu.
The app supports multiple content formats like video, PDF, HTML, ePub, HSP and quizzes.
How does it help the teachers?
Teachers and educators can find interactive and engaging teaching material to make the class interesting.
They can see and share best practices with other teachers and explain difficult concepts to students.
Teachers can join courses to further their professional development and earn badges and certificates on completion.
They can view their teaching history across their career as a school teacher.
They can receive official announcements from the state department.
Teachers can also conduct digital assessments to check students' understanding of a topic that they have taught.
This is indeed a handy app for teachers, parents and students alike!
This article originally appeared in the TeacherTribe Magazine December 2021 edition.