In ‘Keep’ing with the times

Komal Mahajan
With the pandemic continuing to spread, albeit at a slower rate, online classes it seems will stay on for longer than we assumed. Here’s is one more tool to help ease a teacher’s online class session.

Simulating learning environments

Rohini Karandikar and Bhagyashree Chemate
Schools are closed but learning continues to happen with the help of technology. Math or science, technology comes to the rescue in the form of simulation platforms that offer a whole new learning experience. Abstract concepts can be better understood with a few of these models and simulations. This article provides an overview of a few simulation platforms that teachers and students can check out.

Programming in that role play

Shiny Jenifer L
Can an activity-based approach be employed for teaching and learning computer science? Learning by doing helps students to internalize concepts faster and even recall them later. Here’s how a teacher used role play as an exercise to teach basic programming at the primary level.

Simulating in-class experience when teaching remotely

Dhaval Shah
For a few months now, virtual classrooms have become a reality and it looks like they will continue to be so for a few more months moving forward. While educational transactions have continued without too much of an interruption thanks to applications like Zoom and Google Meet, the fact of the matter is that these applications were designed primarily for business use and do not completely cater to the requirements of a school. And this is why a set of parents, who are also tech experts, got together to design an application specifically for teachers to use.

What teachers need to know about conducting assessments online

Shantanu Rooj
Half the academic year has gone by and with little respite from COVID-19, it seems like it will be a while before schools can reopen. Under the regular academic schedule, this is assessment time. Schools would have been gearing up for half yearly exams. More and more it looks like, assessments too will have to be conducted online, at least for now. So what should teachers keep in mind while conducting online assessments? Read on.

Class beyond rooms: connecting is the new constructing

Chandani Goyal and Ashima Thirwani
2020 not only marked the onset of a new decade, but also refreshed the ways in which we teach and learn. Amidst all the changes, one thing is clear, it is necessary to refine our remote learning practices to engage the students, no matter the distance.

The principles of good programming skills

Smitha Prasad
Is coding easy? Can anyone become a good computer programmer? How can children learn what it takes to learn a computer language? Here are some excellent tips starting from being disciplined and learning the basics to paying attention to details.

MOOCs and the teacher

Shantanu Rooj and Vipendra Singh

There is no aspect of human life that has been left untouched by technology. Although its entry into the field of education is fairly recent, it has significantly changed the way teaching-learning is transacted. The teacher also has to reinvent and redefine herself and what better tool is there to help her do that than the MOOCs?

Using tech to teach

Vandita Sharma

As teachers one of our most important qualities should be our enthusiasm to learn. We become good teachers if we are good students ourselves. And yet many of us are afraid of using technology in our classrooms. It is now very easy to assimilate technology into our teaching because of the sheer variety of resources it produces in the field of education. So let’s open our minds and classrooms to technology.

Learning to think logically

Ramya Ramalingam
Computing is increasingly being seen as a skill that has vital applications in everyday life. This has to be learned by everyone because they will change the way they see problems. And computational thinking is one aspect of computing that will be of interest to schools and children.