No matter the way we teach, ultimately everything in all educational spaces culminates in exams. Are we going about teaching children to learn the right way?
N Sai Prashanthi
Science is a practical subject. How then do we adapt it to the online mode? Here’s how a teacher thought up experiments that children could do at home with easily available ingredients to learn scientific concepts.
Rajesh Kumar Thakur
If we want our students to be able to stand shoulder to shoulder with their peers in the global world, it is high time that we overhauled our curriculum.
Educational technology is more than just online classroom Instruction. It is also about school structure, digitization, organization etc. It can provide solutions for the entire system too, if educators choose to take it on. But there is the other side in all this celebration of technology. We need to care for what is in the present and the immediate and learn from our surroundings.
How can edtech help schools get better? A common misconception among schools is to think that edtech companies focus only on the tutoring aspect. But there are several other ways in which edtech companies stay relevant. From better content delivery to analytics to user experience to feedback from students. This, however does not take away the value of a teacher. But it does show that the system is responsive and designed for them. Therefore it rests on educators to seek newer ways to improve and learn.
Volcanoes can be dangerous and majestic too. What causes volcanoes to form, erupt or even stay dormant for years? This month’s project takes a close look at volcanoes and outlines activities that teachers can use to help children in middle and high school to learn about them.
How can we learn to care for others and value our freedom at the same time? When we care for others, it means that we need to treat them as equals and give them things that we may have more. It also means that when we have more than we need, it is our duty to realize that whatever we own has other people’s contribution to it too. A conversation on freedom and equality.
Edtech has impacted teaching and learning in a big way. But is it here to stay? Will the educational structure change in the years to come? Will it become more individualistic with children choosing to learn just for a few hours and then spend their time doing what they like? While it may be too early to predict, there is no doubt that learning is a constant process. Teachers may have to accept that despite their rich experience, one has to evolve with changing times.