Overcoming language barriers
Since the Gujarat government runs schools in different languages, Workplace makes it seamless for educators to communicate with each other in their native tongues. “These schools teach languages such as Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi, English, Telagu, etc. The best part of Workplace is its language option. No matter what language you speak, you can choose your own language. You can post, comment and discuss with other teachers in your language,” says Mohammad Anwar Ansari, an employee at the Command and Control Center for Workplace in Gandhinagar.
Building confidence in students
Many of the teachers in Gujarat have started posting the work their students are doing. That way, teachers and students in other areas can see what their peers are up to. Not only do the students learn from each other, but it encourages them in their own education. “Since we started sharing the achievements on Workplace, we’ve noticed the increase of confidence in the students. Now they participate in the other school’s activities with great enthusiasm,” said Navin from the Chapat Primary School.