Eating to live or living to eat

Shweta Mahadevan

This is a debate that has played out in many countries in the world–junk food advertising and child health. With India following in the footsteps of America to becoming an obese nation it is time for us to join the debate as well and take some quick action.

Make space for Skype in your classroom

Sridivya Mukpalkar
Skype has a new feature to help students and teachers connect with each other across the globe. Read the article to get an idea of how this works.

Materials for everyday use

Sridivya Mukpalkar

The Guardian’s Teacher Network is an amazing website that has a lot of material for teachers. Check it out.

Visual treat!

Visual representation of topics is extremely important in a subject like science. In this time’s web watch we review a science website, which has short 3 minute films on a variety of topics in the subject.

Talking about tolerance

This website addresses issues on diversity and has a lot of resources that can be adapted to the Indian context by imaginative teachers.

Vibrant classrooms

This teacher from a school in Mumbai shares with our readers a resourceful website that she often visits to pep up her English lessons.

Treasures from a toymaker

Celebrated educationist, Arvind Gupta’s website is a treasure trove for all those who want to learn science. From simple to complex principles, Gupta explains them with ease and all through photographs and videos, which teach you how to make toys from waste materials.

Knowledge for free

Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free.This is the tagline of the website– The website has over2100 10-20 minute videos explaining concepts in biology, chemistry, algebra, arithmatic, accountancty, calculus and many other subjects in easily understandable methods. Students, teachers, and educators can all come and share and learn on this tremendous platform.

A fabulous resource

In yet another new column, we review websites that will help broaden a teacher’s knowledge and help develop her skills. In this first article we review the website of the encyclopaedia of informal education.