A local teacher is among the dozen teachers selected from across the country for the 2013 National Information & Communication Technology (ICT) awards by the human resources development ministry.
The President will confer the award on Sanjeev Kumar Taneja, a math teacher at a government school in the city who is also a district resource person in mathematics, along with the other teachers in New Delhi on September 5.
Of the 50 teachers nominated from various states the awards committee recommended the names of 12 to the ministry. Punjab had sent the names of six teachers to the panel.
Taneja said: “Ever since class 1 mathematics has been my favourite subject in which I’ve almost always scored full marks. After becoming a math teacher I’ve observed most students aren’t interested in mathematics and find it tough. So, to make this subject interesting I adopted ICT and multimedia. I prepared my own presentations and videos that make understanding mathematics easy and effective. Math isn’t a difficult subject for those who’re motivated to study it.”
“For the ICT national award I presented a project in which I used technology to teach several schools with a single teacher. The feature of this project is that any student from any school can interact with a teacher, share homework and assignment and work on the screen of teacher,” Taneja added.