SKOOLSTREAM: AN ED-TECH STARTUP THAT ENABLES ANY TEACHER-LEARNER PROFESSION TO CREATE THEIRE OWN VIRTUAL INSTITUTE IN 15 SECONDS AT ZERO COST
SkoolStream enables any profession be it teacher, institute, school or any teaching stream to set up their own institute in just 15 seconds. This new start-up is not less than any revolution in the industry of Ed-tech. Not only zero-cost this app provides you tools to create your own institute in just 3 simple steps and an amazing hand-on experience of live teacher-student interaction, creating your own batch to conducting test series with it’s super cool built-in question bank features, with it this app gives you the feel of a complete classroom with simple user interface, hassle-free, online attendance, test results and much more.
STORY OF THE TRIO AND MAKING OF SKOOLSTREAM
With the tagline “Aapka Apna digital classroom “TRIO-Umesh Yadav from IIT Roorkee Computer Science, Parveen Garg and Sahil Jindal from NIT started SkoolStream.
“Since the pandemic hit many profession there is no doubt teaching is one of those profession where many lost their job-Praveen added”. Sahil and Praveen, who have been teachers for the past ten years and have been a part of some of the top coaching institutes based out of Kota including Bansal classes, vibrant academy, etc., already had the base plan ready before the pandemic struck. The observation that led to the breakthrough for the idea was that majority of the institutes did not have a portal to conduct examinations. “Despite everyone going digital somewhere or the other education in our country lags,” said Praveen provoking some thought. He further added that the bigger players in the market in the Ed-tech sector neglect equally important and relevant teachers running smaller institutes for students and through their platform SkoolStream they wish to provide just that. However, they were lacking in the technical part of things for which they onboarded Umesh who completely handles the technical work at SkoolStream.
HOW DOES IT WORKS?
SkoolStream helps educators teach online by helping them create an instant batch in just 3 simple steps and go digital
- Install the application and login as institute-owner/co-teacher/student
- Create a batch as teacher or receive id as student
- Your apna digital institute is ready to go.
Educators have to either visit SkoolStream.com website or download its Android app to create a virtual institute for themselves in two clicks.
Teachers and educators can use SkoolStream to either organise live classes or to share their content securely. During the live classes, educators do not have to separately mark the attendance of each student. It gets automatically recorded when a student joins the class. Additionally, teachers can share PDF, images, videos, takes notes, live-interaction and take test online with in-built question bank and can like and create their own question series.
“Content shared over WhatsApp is not secured as students can forward it. With skoolstream, educators can be assured that their content is accessed only by their students,”- Praveen explained.
THE ROAD AHEAD
Speaking on the challenges and opportunities, Praveen says that COVID-19 has accelerated the pace of tech-adoption in the education sector, not just among students but also among teachers. Further continuing to this he added that investments, funding and other entrepreneurial activities are as important for the development of this revolutionary Ed-tech start-up and to expand slowly. They are positive to their base for this start-up
They plan on providing proper study material for students
which is now restricted to only certain competitive exams but will cover other
exams as well and keeping the basic plan free for the teachers but might charge
for the more customized services of SkoolStream later down the line.
Message for the audience
“Go digital when there is still time on your hands,” says Praveen to Startup Story sharing that digitalization is inevitable and the pandemic has been proof for the same. It is the way that everyone needs to adopt before it gets too late.