Life lessons from a game of sport

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Extra-curricular activities are done if there is time for them outside the regular curricular activities. In many schools, sport is still an extra-curricular activity. While math and science can teach us to add, multiply, and question, sport can teach us life lessons.

Is AI doing the homework?

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The author asks questions about AI and homework; questions many of us may soon grapple with. Do children use AI to do homework? How can teachers figure this out? What can teachers do to discourage students from falling into this trap?

What’s the ROI on our education?

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Entrance tests for major higher educational courses have concluded and it is time now to jostle with the crowd to capture the best seats in the best institutions. Did you and your child make it?

ChatGPT

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The latest tech-tool in town — how does ChatGPT impact teaching and learning?

The sports coach

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The playing life of a sportsperson is incomplete without his/her coach. Teacher Plus has featured and spoken about many teachers, but this time we leave the classroom to take a look at a different kind of teacher — the sports coach.

How scribing empowers the differently-abled student

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Those of us who are normal and healthy, give little thought to those who are physically challenged. While technology has provided an answer to most of the problems faced by the physically challenged, there are still areas where such people need our help and support, for instance writing exams. Scribes who help physically challenged students write their exams are doing a great service.

Gaming: a powerful way to learn

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We have read horror stories of children addicted to gaming killing themselves either from depression or in trying to complete a challenge. We have also read chilling stories of children killing their parents for snatching their gaming devices. Can any good come of playing games? Gaming can be a powerful teaching and learning aid. Here’s how.

English proficiency is not a measure of intelligence

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Is an individual’s proficiency in English a yardstick of his/her intelligence? By giving more importance to the language used, students from the rural areas lose a chance to showcase their own worth and this puts a dampener on their self-esteem. How can educators ensure that English is given only the right amount of importance – neither less nor more?

A rockstar content creator on YouTube?

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As a teacher, you might want to share your expertise and knowledge to students outside of your school boundaries, and the digital revolution is here to help you in your quest. Today’s students learn as much from school textbooks as they do from YouTube videos. It is just a question of adapting from classroom teaching to teaching in front of a camera. Here is a step by step guide to making your first YouTube teaching video.