What’s the deal with the EdTech boom?

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COVID may have hit many industries hard, but one industry actually prospered because of the pandemic—the Ed Tech industry. The fact that learning apps are sponsoring sports teams and are booking prime time TV ad slots is enough to tell us how fast and how much this industry has grown over the last two years. What are the pros and cons of this development?

Make way for integrated learning

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Engaging in a single academic discipline is now passe. With the NEP 2020 recognising the fact that an integrated or multidisciplinary learning approach will help hone students’ skills, it is time for parents and teachers to ensure that their wards do not stick to just one subject and instead try and widen their options so that they develop a holistic education.

Adversity is the best teacher

Anuradha C
The last year and a half has been extremely tough going for the adults with loss of jobs, skewed work-life balance, pay cuts and most of all loss of lives. But we should know that it has not been any less anxious for our children. Their lives have been turned upside down and yet every challenge brings with it an opportunity. What lessons are our children learning through this pandemic?

The glories and perils of student activism

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You know that a democracy is alive when its young population, students, actively participate in the political process. Technological advancements have helped student activism move beyond university campuses. With students not shy of voicing their opinions any longer, it is important that they choose their battles and choose them for the right reasons.

Fraud-free exams in the time of remote learning

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How can exams be conducted in a remote learning environment and also ensure that there is no cheating? The answer lies in proctored examinations. How do they work? This article figures it all for you.

Energizing and enlivening the online class

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It is now almost the end of the academic year, and teachers have spent it teaching online. While most have learnt the basics of online teaching by now, not all have been able to teach like they did in physical classrooms. Here are a few tips on how you can bring your online classes alive.

Coding for kids – how soon is too soon?

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Is coding for children the next big thing? Seeing the push for learning coding right from an early age by corporates and parents as well, it is time to sound a word of caution. Children need to learn other things such as compassion, kindness, or even relating to the people around them, rather than jump headlong into coding. Parents will do well to heed this note of caution and make a wise choice.

DIY steps for the digital world

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In the new normal of online classes now, some teachers have been able to take that leap into the digital world, while some others are still taking baby steps and are bewildered by all the technology around them. This article has plenty of DIY tips that teachers can implement for themselves and make their online classes less of an ordeal.

The challenge of the exceptional

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While educating children with learning disabilities brings with it a fair amount of problems, the task of dealing with children having above normal learning capabilities is equally challenging. Both inside and outside the classroom, these children with a high IQ are unable to blend with their peer group and thus remain ’outsiders’. It is up to the teacher and the parent to engage and inspire these fast learners so that their future is taken care of.

Educating the special child

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Imparting formal education to little ones is among the foremost challenges of adult human society. Simply because we are trying to play God.