Just because schools and colleges are shut doesn’t mean that students should suspend their scholastic journeys. With over 1.5 billion children homebound, education has gone online and here is a list of online classes during lockdown. You only need to download the online class apps and start free lessons.
According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, about half of the country’s population has access to the internet. In parts of urban India, this percentage is much higher.
Also, check out Lockdown Activities For Children.
Online Classes During Lockdown – Zoom Classes And Google Classrooms By Schools
Some schools have taken classes online with Zoom classes and Google classrooms. In principle, this sounds perfect but it isn’t rare for the students to be unable to log in to the classes because of spotty internet connections.
Thus, many teachers supplement this with Youtube lecture videos and scanned notes sent through WhatsApp messages.
In addition, there are several educational websites and apps that can help students cruise through their syllabus. These websites and apps allow students to progress at their own pace. The top 5 Indian platforms students can turn to are:
Online Classes During Lockdown – Top 5 Apps Platforms
Named after its founder, BYJU’s offers mathematics and science learning programs in English and Hindi for students from class 4 to 12. Students can learn through engaging videos and simulation games mapped to meet their syllabus. They can also take practice papers to test their knowledge.
In addition, they also offer preparatory courses for competitive entrances like JEE, NEET, CAT, IAS, GMAT and GRE. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, BYJU’s is offering free live classes till the end of April 2020.
Meritnation has a student base of over 40 lakh children and caters to classes 1-12. They offer classes in a wide range of subjects including science, mathematics, English, social studies, Hindi and GK across different boards. The experience is designed around the classroom experience and has videos, quizzes and more to make each session interactive.
Meritnation also offers 1 and 2 years online preparatory courses for NEET and IIT-JEE. In addition, they have preparation material that can help aspirants giving the NDA, BBA and CPT exams. Meritnation is offering free live classes for students in classes 6 to 12.
Topper is an educational app or students from classes 5 to 12 across national and state boards. Students can sign in to attend live classes, online classes and mock tests. Students can also chat with tutors 24 x 7 to clear doubts and clarify concepts.
They also offer training for competitive entrances like the BITSAT, NEET, JEE, AIIMS, CA foundation and AP EAMCET. Attending online classes is free for all students. The advanced, ultimate and master plans are payable.
Vedantu has several free and paid resources for students of classes from 6 to 12 across national and state boards. They also help students prepare for Olympiads, board exams and entrance exams like the JJ, NEET, KCET, NTSE and KVPY.
In addition to these classes, students can enhance their skills through add-on individual and group classes as well, such as language courses, summer programs and other personal development courses. Attending all masterclasses is currently free.
Extramarks is a learning app that caters to school-going students as well as graduate entrance exam aspirants. Students can attend live classes for all subjects across the CBSE and ICSE boards and practsie the concepts they learn through worksheets.
They can also benefit from AI based insights on their performance. JEE and NEET aspirants can attend live sessions mapped to their syllabus and get access to an exhaustive supply of practice questions and adaptive tests. Currently all students can get free access to everything on the Extramarks app till April 30th, 2020.
The bottom line for students today is- don’t worry, stay home, keep learning and stay safe.
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