Invent, create, protect

CIPAM team
What is Intellectual Property and how necessary is it for children to not only be creative and innovative but also how they can protect their own creations and respect others’ IP.

Thinking beyond the ordinary

CIPAM team

Plagiarism, copyrights, intellectual property and patents. These are terms that young adults should be well aware of so that they don’t indulge in wrong practices and are confident enough about the protection of their creative ideas to develop them further. In order to familiarize students and help teachers further this knowledge, the Cell for IPR Promotion and Management has made available on its website several resources and material for free.

Learning to ‘see’

Arvind Dhondphale
Most of us know that there is a slight difference when we use the words, ‘see’ and ‘look.’ We can look at many things but it may not register in our minds. But when we ‘see’, we are able to perceive by the eye. It is a conscious action. Seeing can happen in various ways depending on the viewer’s perspective. Several classroom activities can be designed around ‘seeing’ which can improve children’s observation. This article outlines one such activity.

Exploring the world!

Sonika Lakhera

Finding the right resource material is always a challenge. We either don’t find what we want or find material that does not suit us. This list of Indian reference books covering a wide range of subjects including math, language and art is therefore a very important one.

Slow and steady makes sense

Manaswini Sridhar

In this fast-paced world, we are rushing in everything we do, including teaching little children. When teaching children who are three and three-and-a half years old, it is necessary that we drastically slow down our pace. Even if it is only the alphabet and numbers, we have to find a variety of interesting resources and ways to help our children learn.

Drowning in corrections!

Manaswini Sridhar
How do teachers deal with homework? Most teachers find that their time is spent in corrections especially because children do not give their best when it comes to homework. Homework is actually given because it is a self check for both the teacher and student. Here are some tips on how a teacher can plan the homework for the students.

Handling the homework bogey

Manaswini Sridhar
Homework is anathema to students and when the teacher gives it, it is met with grumbles, moans and protests. How can a teacher handle this bogey and get the children to do their homework willingly? Here are a few points to consider.

Breaking away from technology

Manaswini Sridhar
There is so much talk about technology and its foray into education and how teachers have no choice but to embrace this change in their lives. While this is true, it is also true that several many teachers don’t have any access to technology. In such cases what are the resources that teachers can rely upon?

Embrace the exam…like it was your best friend!

Manaswini Sridhar
As parents, we don’t blink even once to admit a three-and-a-half year old infant to Lower Kindergarten. Sometimes, we banish our children to school even at the age of three because we do not want our child to ‘waste’ an academic year and stay back at home, playing and getting better acquainted with the family and the rest of the world.

Excavating information on the Net

Ekta Singla
Any information, whether it is booking your tickets to travel, history of your city, learning to play an instrument or perhaps repairing your own car, one can find information on anything without leaving the confines of one’s house or school. And yet, in this brave new world of Internet, finding relevant information is like finding a needle in a haystack.