The pandemic has been a stressful time for everybody globally. We have somehow accepted the new normal. Sanitisers have become the currency and our realities have been fully relegated online. This also means education has seen a very new development - one that is unprecedented and still posing challenges to academicians around the world.
Children have been out of school for over a year and a half and some disturbing trends have come out of it. For instance, students are finding ways to skip classes by replacing their screens with pictures, deliberately missing online classes under the pretext of technical difficulties, switching browsers to play video games, you name it! Needless to say, it is impossible for teachers to zone in on each specific child and monitor their behaviour virtually.
Over and above that, teachers in our Class Saathi community have been urging us to provide them with a solution that helps them retain control over their students in virtual classrooms. Unlike in physical classrooms, moderating student behaviour and ensuring everybody is paying attention to what is being taught was a challenge that had not been tackled previously. With many action items on their agendas, including filing reports, making lesson plans and learning tech compliance, teachers have been having a rough time to be sure.
Given all the struggles teachers were going through on a daily basis since the onset of the pandemic, Class Saathi decided to launch the “Live Quiz” feature which allows teachers to monitor each student in the classroom with maximum scrutiny. We launched the Live Quiz feature as a tribute to all the teachers that continue serving our students hail or shine, to make their online classroom management a truly simple yet revolutionary experience.
Class Saathi has been partnering with teachers across the country in a bid to orchestrate a movement within the company that builds for the present day requirements. As such, the “Live Quiz” feature was built to give teachers control in online classes that they claimed they were steadily losing.
How does it work? Once a teacher finishes a concept or a chapter in class, they can launch the Live Quiz feature on their phones that builds a quick assessment based on the pre-set requirements. Students have to be online and active at the same time to attend the quiz segment. Once all the students are active, the teachers can launch the quiz, thereby knowing how much each student in the class has managed to assimilate from the teaching segment. This is a very powerful tool since our reliable, automated reports allow teachers to customize their teachings based on evidence and students are forced to comply with the basic rules of classroom decorum which they were otherwise happily flouting.
In the event that a Live Quiz cannot cover all the portions taught, teachers have the option to assign Homeworks from their app which students can take from the comfort of their homes. As is the case with the Live Quiz, teachers do not have to spend any time whatsoever in collating reports either. The reports are generated automatically and can be viewed in dashboards specific to each student.
One of our star Class Saathi teachers, Sabitha Ojha, stated that she is relieved that there is a community of people who are taking the woes of teachers seriously. “We wanted a tool to monitor our students. We needed a method to regulate their teachings and we wanted to do that without antagonising our students. This Live Quiz feature truly checks all those tick boxes.”
While the idea of launching the Live Quiz feature came from within the teacher community, we decided to launch a feature that would complement our flagship product, the classroom clickers, so that teachers always have the option of switching to the clickers when physical classrooms open up without letting go of the Live Quiz feature. Our goal is to leverage sustainability wherever we can.
We at TagHive, are committed to ensuring quality teaching and learning through our offerings. For that reason, we listen to our teachers and students and we find out what they are looking for. As a company, our core value is to cater to the needs and interests of the academic world instead of creating a need where there is no necessity. So to say, “necessity truly is the mother of all invention” and for that reason, we proudly present Class Saathi’s “Live Quiz” which is a game-changing experience in a world that is growing desperate for control and audit.
Students will now be monitored stringently and teachers can rest assured that their online classes have the impact they are working towards.