Dimapur, May 4: The computer workshop for students and teachers of schools in Dimapur conducted by the team of visiting teachers from Mumbai concluded successfully on May 2.
Apart from the students, 23 teachers from schools across Dimapur participated in the workshop which was conducted at the Pranab Vidyapith Higher Secondary School, Dimapur.
The students and teachers tried their hand at digital art using Tux Paint and were also introduced to Computer Science through Scratch – a free programming language developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The students and teachers learned to write a program to create interactive games and was presented to the audience during the closing ceremony on May 2.
Assistant Director of School Education, B Nellayappan who was present at the closing ceremony said he was very impressed with the effectiveness of the workshop and the enthusiasm shown by the students as well as participating teachers. He assured the gathering that he would discuss with the higher authorities and try to extend these trainings across all districts in Nagaland.
The Principal of PranabVidyapith HSS, Manoj Bhatacharjee said that these kind of workshops that empowered students and teachers with computer technology was the need of the hour. He said such workshops should be conducted more often and stated that the school would be willing to host more workshops.
At the closing ceremony, the participating teachers said they found the computer training interesting and interactive. They added that it was very important that they remain updated, particularly with regard to latest technologies so that they can update their students. They expressed appreciation for the resource team, consisting of Nidhi Poddar, Trupti Jadhav and Snehal Sambre from USM’s Shriram Mantri Vidyanidhi Info Tech Academy, Mumbai. The teachers also extended their gratitude to the Indian National Fellowship Center, an NGO founded by Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya, for facilitating the workshop and Saraswat Bank for sponsoring the program.
The team from Mumbai has now travelled to Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Doyang. Apart from the school students, teachers from different schools in Wokha district are participating in the computer workshop in Doyang and has commenced on May 3.
(Page News Service)