A teacher is praised for creating a makeshift tripod to do online classes. Her ingenuity has become the perfect example of how many teachers today are coping with the challenges of doing online classes because face-to-face learning is not possible amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
No Tripod, No Problem
A Chemistry teacher based in Pune, India, does not have a tripod but has to take a video of the lessons to post for her students in her online classes. In India where many teachers are poor, spending extra money for a tripod would be another burden for Teacher Moumita B.
Knowing that she has to accomplish the lessons for her students, the teacher found a way to solve the problem by creating a makeshift tripod out of a cloth hanger, a chair, and some cloth strips. It was a simple hack for this teacher, yet what she did has gone viral as people saw the dedication that she puts in her job to teach young minds.
On LinkedIn, the teacher shared a clip of the classroom ‘hack’.
“As I didn’t have any tripod so I made an Indian Gugad for taking online classes from my home #onlineclasses,” Teacher Moumita B wrote, adding more hashtags.
When Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Sudha Ramen saw the picture, he shared it on his Twitter account where it would quickly go viral.
“There is so much positivity and hope in this picture. Click on the picture to see the commitment of this chemistry teacher,” the forest service officer wrote.
Many were impressed by Teacher Moumita B’s dedication.
“Where there is will anything is possible!” one netizen wrote.
“I don’t know where or who. But this picture made my day. A teacher setting up their online class with available resources. ❤️ There is so much passion in this picture makes me overwhelmed. #COVID19India,” another commented.
What is Online Learning?
Online learning is a type of education that takes place using the internet. Often referred to as ‘e-learning’, online learning has been around for at least a decade but has only become extremely popular in recent months, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.