That apart, the strike is such an unfortunate thing to happen for school children as if the holidays round the year aren’t enough! I was told that most teachers cannot finish their syllabus usually for whatever reasons, and this academic year with a very low number of working days and the strike still on, are we in for a grim pass percentage? And I say percentage because that’s the way we measure our students’ progress and their performance. I hope JACTO (Joint Action Committee of Teachers’ Organizations) and the Government will come to a consensus soon.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
We are also running around, meeting different organizations for more schools. And phew! by next week we will have 2 more schools with Virtual Classroom. I will sure be writing about this.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
This Portal will offer resources related to:
1. Education Perspectives (Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Economics)2. Classroom Practice (Principles of Pedagogy, Pedagogy of Language, Science, Mathematics, History, Geography, Political Science, Economics, EVS, Art, Music, Dance, Sports) including manuals, activities, modules, tools, etc.3. Subject Content (Language, Science, Mathematics, History, Geography, Political Science, Economics, EVS, Art, Music, Dance, Sports)4. Stories, Songs, Games that teachers can use in class5. Reading Resources (including links to other websites/portals/on line library6. Research Information7. Specific Case Studies
The following will also be available:1. Information on organizations/Individuals/Resources (district-wise)2. Career Information (government recruitment details and opportunities available in organizations and institutions)3. Teacher education courses – both short term and long term4. Workshops and Conferences5. In-service training programs6. News/information/articles on relevant current events7. Awards (honors)8. Calendar of events
I quite appreciate the effort. However, to make this functional and accessible to all teachers, it is necessary to also publicize the effort well, to make teachers aware of the ways in which it can help them. Needless to say, Internet in schools is essential too. But if the launch is planned carefully and implemented successfully, the cooperation and participation from the teachers, and above all their enthusiasm will no doubt sustain this effort effectively.
"For conducting online interactive classrooms, we are setting up a virtual classroom hub at our Noida campus"
According to officials, the upcoming hub will beam teaching programmes to nearly 12 institutes that would have direct access.
The institutes will then extend the online facility to at least 25 colleges located in their vicinity.