Delhi HC instructs schools to provide gadgets, internet to poor students for online classes

Elroy Mariano

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The Delhi High Court has directed all the schools in the state to provide all the students coming from economically weaker sections with smartphones, gadgets and internet packs so that they can gain access to online classes amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Delhi HC said that the poor students need access to such internet and gadgets as the lack of such facilities can prevent children from pursuing elementary education. Many students have not been able to attend online classes due to the lack of these facilities.

The bench further directed the constitution of a three-member committee that will ensure that the poor students get access to the gadgets and internet packs required to attend the online classes that are being held amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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New Opportunities To Engage Older Consumers In Online Grocery Shopping

Elroy Mariano

Director of Marketing at VOLTN, overseeing budgeting, planning, development, and implementation of all marketing strategies of the agency. 

I never thought before Covid-19 that my 75-year-old neighbor knew how to turn on a computer, let alone shop online. It surprised me that she does! After receiving a friend request, I soon learned she spends much of her time trolling on social media like many of us do, liking and sharing posts, and even tagging friends.

My delightful neighbor shops her favorite brands just like the young folks do, and for the past few months, she has relished in the fact that she can have her groceries delivered to her door. 

If you ask me, one of the most important lessons that 2020 has taught us so far is that all ages, including the baby boomer generation, are embracing technology. But for so long, it seemed we had counted

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Online learning cannot just be for those who can afford its technology

Elroy Mariano

A university student conducts open-air classes in a slum for underprivileged students

A university student teaches an open-air class for secondary-school students in Delhi. As schools move to teaching online, many students are left out because they lack access to laptops and broadband.Credit: Amarjeet Kumar Singh/Anadolu Agency/Getty

Every day, hundreds of millions of students, teachers and support staff, are participating in a learning revolution: the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the centuries-old tradition that students travelled to a physical institution to learn. Now, in many places, school and university classrooms are on laptops and smartphone screens, and the Internet has replaced physical books.

It’s been an extraordinary — and extraordinarily fast — transition, affecting everyone from the youngest children entering school right up to young adults in universities. Researchers are starting to study its full impact and its implications — for students, for staff and for the organizations that create and supply educational-technology platforms.

Tertiary education has been venturing into online education

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Lakewood computer shop seeing shortage in laptops as more students switch to online learning

Elroy Mariano

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – If you’re looking for a laptop right now, you’re probably going to have a tough time finding one as computer shops face a laptop shortage.

a close up of a laptop computer sitting on top of a keyboard: Lakewood computer shop seeing shortage in laptops as more students switch to online learning.

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Lakewood computer shop seeing shortage in laptops as more students switch to online learning.

“We still are getting calls all the time for laptops and we just can’t keep up with the demand,” said Burt Tardy, manager of E-Tech Computers.


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Tardy says when schools and workplaces went virtual in mid-March, the demand for computers exploded.

“All of a sudden, our phones started to ring off the hook. Everybody wanted a laptop,” Tardy added.

The phones at E-Tech are still ringing off the hook, Tardy says. He’s scrambling to get more laptops because there’s only one MacBook in the store right now.

“We have a company that we are in contact with that has a

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Gadgets Museum Shop At Bradbury Launches Online Store

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Gadgets online store carries LANL and Manhattan Project National Historical Park (MPNHP) logo’d merchandise, including these BSM Soma Cubes, apparel, books, drink-ware, and other great gifts. Courtesy/BSMA

Sample of the vests now available for purchase through the Gadgets online store. Courtesy/BSMA

BSMA News:

The popular Gadgets Museum Shop inside the Bradbury Science Museum has launched an online store, offering e-gift cards, shipping and curbside pickup.

The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) is the official nonprofit partner of the science museum and opened the Gadgets shop back in January of 2017.

Initially a small portable kiosk parked in the lobby of the museum, the shop moved into its permanent physical location, usually accessible through the museum defense gallery, in October 2019. 

Since the science museum has been closed since March, and has an uncertain opening date, the BSMA launched the online Gadgets Museum Shop at The site can

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93 percent of public schools already received online gadgets – DepEd

Elroy Mariano

The Department of Education (DepEd) announced 93 percent of public schools nationwide have already received over 1 million devices and gadgets for use by students and teachers this upcoming school year.


DepEd Director for Information and Communications Technology Service (ICTS) Abram Abanil, in a recent virtual press briefing, said a total of 1,042,575 of these devices have been distributed to 43,948 public schools nationwide.

“These devices will be used to support online learning of students and to augment existing devices which are already at hand in our schools,” he said in a mix of English and Filipino. “This accounts for 93 percent of all schools that have computers, laptops, and tablets which can be used by the students.”

Abanil noted these devices were procured as early as December.

“But because of COVID-19, the deliveries were affected but these will be done by the end of this year,” he

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School students collect gadgets to help rural girls study online

Elroy Mariano

a group of people posing for the camera: members with a former Carmel Convent teacher who motivated them to help rural girls. (HT Photo)

© Provided by Hindustan Times members with a former Carmel Convent teacher who motivated them to help rural girls. (HT Photo)

In a heartwarming gesture five city students from classes 11 and 12 in a private school have started a project,, to collect and donate mobile phones, tablets and laptops to facilitate online learning in the times of Covid-19 to girls in rural areas.

Saachi Ahuja, Ustatt Anand, Samridhi Verma, Tara Khanna and Divjot Kaur were motivated to start the project by Karnail Kaur, a former teacher of Carmel Convent and now principal of Green Field Public School in Nadiali, a village located on the outskirts of Chandigarh.

The grim reality, shares Kaur, is that there are countless students who are unable to access online classes as they don’t have smartphones or laptops as their families are unable to afford them. Significantly, there are gender based inequalities when

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As shoppers stay away, small stores seek refuge online

Elroy Mariano

NEW YORK (AP) — For small retailers across the country, the coronavirus outbreak has turned an already challenging business environment into never-ending uncertainty.

Amy Witt might have 20 customers on a good day in her Dallas women’s clothing store, and then none the next.

“It’s a rollercoaster we ride every day,” says Witt, whose store, Velvet Window, reopened May 1 after being closed since March. “We’re doing everything we can to cover expenses and keep the store stocked with inventory.”

Many of Witt’s older customers are still shy about going into stores, especially since the virus has resurged in Texas. As she reopened the store in May, Witt told The Associated Pressshe planned to use services like private shopping hours to encourage reluctant customers to come in. The strategy has helped but sales remain well below Witt’s expectations. She hopes to boost sales by selling at an outdoor market where

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