The metaverse in schools

Neerja Singh
What is the metaverse? What would be the possibilities, challenges, and implications of integrating the metaverse into educational settings? What will the future look like when virtual worlds become dynamic extensions of the learning environment?

ChatGPT in schools

Neerja Singh
It has been a while since technology has made inroads into education now. But never has it made the kind of noise that the use of artificial intelligence like ChatGPT is making. Should schools open their doors to AI?

Rethinking the social contract

Neerja Singh
Technology is now driving the world and in that sense are our education systems ready to train children for the future? Let us continue the conversation started by UNESCO and re-imagine our educational future.

The TikTok phenomenon

Neerja Singh
This month the author looks at what happens when students use Tik Tok. What happens to their personal data? What pressures do they face? What kind of content appears on their screen? What are the impacts of using Tik Tok for long durations? How do we deal with all these?

Generative AI – the mind in the machine

Neerja Singh
Artificial intelligence has been making steady inroads into various facets of our lives. Every other day it has us in awe at what all it can achieve. Can our schools remain untouched? Are the schools already affected? Can the teachers and students benefit from artificial intelligence?

What is gender-affirming care?

Neerja Singh
In a world where personal freedom and choice have become the priority, we have many young people coming out to openly discuss gender related issues they are dealing with. Just as these teenagers need all our support and understanding to lead normal lives, their parents too need to be supported through this process. Where do schools come into the picture here and how?

Young and eco-anxious

Neerja Singh
All around, all the time, environmental doom is staring us in our face so much so that climate change is causing our young adults extreme anxiety. A bleak future for Earth, indifferent adults, and their own participation in pro-environment causes leading to little or no visible change is consuming the young. Eco-anxiety among our children is real and it is time that we woke up to support them.

NFT learning

Neerja Singh
The rapid growth of NFTs in the digital world can help the education industry to look at it in a different way. An NFT or a non-fungible token is a digital asset that exists entirely in the digital universe and can be in any form such as a photo or a video. NFTs can inculcate curiosity, excitement, creativity and problem – solving skills in the minds of students. This article takes a look at the primary power of NFTs in a school setting.

The emoji war

Neerja Singh
Emojis are an easy way for us to express our emotions and feelings. They save us the bother of searching for the right words and the time to type those words in. Thrilled as we are of their existence, are we sure we are using the right emojis to represent what we are feeling or thinking? For the younger generation, the language of emojis is constantly evolving and in order to communicate with them, we need to keep ourselves up to date.

Data privacy in schools

Neerja Singh
In an increasingly digital world, data is everywhere, and specifically among students, the digital footprint is everywhere. So, where do schools stand on this? How can schools protect their students’ data? And what is the concept of privacy? Data privacy is important because a breach could put all the students’ personal information at risk. Here are some tips on the measures that schools can adopt to ensure that their data is protected and secure.