A dose of discovery

Sudha Mahajan

Gone are the days when teachers used to stand at the head of the class delivering lectures. This is the day and age of self learning. And what is the role of the teacher here? Creating an environment for self learning for the child. Here are some strategies to help you set up such an environment for your students.

Making science popular

Kishor Kulkarni

Science is best learned through active engagement with it. Here are some activities that you can try in your class to make the subject more lively and fun for your students.

The evaporation of ideas

Alex M Thomas

Jotting down notes is an important practice that every learner must inculcate, for it is these notes that can lead to better understanding and development of ideas.

Learning the e-way

Aditi Chandrasekar
How does online teaching compare with teaching face to face? Does one score over the other and are students satisfied with learning online? This is an article where the author has been on both sides of the fence, and is able to clearly explain the pluses and the minuses.

When sharing leads to learning

Preeti Chadha Sadh
How second graders in a language classroom learnt to write a poem based on their experiences is what this article is all about.

Getting a grip on geography

Anindita Dutta, Ashmita Chatterjee, Shazia Akhtar
This lesson on States and their Capitals was prepared for a competition that required teachers to use technology to teach students— namely music tracks, power point presentations and movies. The result was that the teachers used all the eight multiple intelligences to teach the topic.

Operations on Sets

Sukanya De, Suman Sarda
Algebra comes alive in this teaching methodology used by teachers to teach the complicated concept of Sets. The lesson plan was designed to explain abstract mathematical concepts in a simple, lucid way by developing a connection with real life situations. Audio- visual aids were used such as pictures, videos and photographs, all of which were put together into a movie.

Is it time to adapt to BYOD?

Nikhil Eyeroor

With the education technology market growing by leaps and bounds, the question that is now being asked is ,”can children bring their own digital devices to school?” The devices can include smart phones, laptops,tablets, computers etc. It is up to schools to think about the benefits or otherwise and decide accordingly.

What my sociology classroom looks like

Anukriti Gulati
Introducing sociology as a new subject to school children can be quite a daunting task. Since they are not familiar with the subject and view it as part of humanities, the children think it is easy to learn. The author, a first- time teacher outlines how she took her class.