It is forbidden to receive it by hand for the safety of students and teachers

Private schools adopt electronic applications to correct assignments

Schools informed students and their families to send homework through smart applications.

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Private schools in the northern emirates recommended their teachers not to receive or hand over textbooks from students in the classroom or correct assignments and educational projects, in compliance with preventive and precautionary measures in the classroom to limit the spread of the Corona virus.

These schools have adopted smart applications and websites to receive homework and electronic projects to maintain the safety and health of teachers and students, and to raise students' skills in using smart applications and electronic programs.

Schools obliged students to send homework to teachers by photographing them on the phone and sending them via smart applications such as “Zoom, Class Dojo, and WhatsApp”, and they also transferred projects from manual to electronic via the “PowerPoint” program, and obligating students to send it to teachers, to reduce the receipt of Any assignments or projects by hand to avoid transmission of infection between students and teachers.

Officials in private schools told "Emirates Today", Alaa Al-Saba', Marwan Ghanem and Nada Al-Hashemi, that the failure to receive books and homework in notebooks and projects from students by hand in the classroom came to preserve the safety of students and educational staff from the spread of the Corona virus, and in compliance with preventive measures and precautionary measures. Schools have adopted a new mechanism to correct assignments and projects and monitor their grades through the adoption of smart and electronic applications.

They explained that the schools informed all students and their families to send homework that teachers requested through smart applications by clearly photographing the assignment pages, and sending them to teachers with the student’s name written on each page and class number, provided that teachers look at the sent homework and put grades without printing them. All assignments sent by students are kept on smart applications for review in case any student objects to his grades.

They added that manual projects have been converted to electronic by sending electronic links to students to implement projects through electronic programs, with the aim of developing their skills in using electronic programs, saving time and effort for students, and limiting students’ families from bearing any financial losses in purchasing the supplies of manual projects, as well as limiting From the spread of the virus among teachers and students.

They pointed out that the application of smart and electronic mechanisms since the beginning of the current first semester contributed to reducing paper use at all levels of study, accelerating the correction of homework and projects and setting grades for students, and reducing the burden on teachers from carrying notebooks with them and correcting them manually, as it was during the past years.

They stated that teachers were urged to educate students in the classroom not to exchange books among themselves or borrow any pens or supplies from other students in the classroom, and not to use any personal items for any student in order to preserve their safety and the safety of everyone, noting that teachers do on a daily basis. At the beginning of each class, students are made aware not to use other people's purposes, and to sterilize all their school supplies after the end of school hours.

• Implementation of smart and electronic mechanisms that contributed to reducing paper use at all levels of study.

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