Every year in the last couple of decades, we have come across situations that cause schools to shut, in whichever city we live in across the world. Usually its inclement weather that’s the reason – but there could be others too. Reasons for shutting down schools for a few days are just numerous. In Pune/Mumbai – monsoons play havoc for a few weeks almost every year. Having lived in places such as Boston and Minneapolis, I have seen cities come down to their knees due to blizzards/ snowstorms. When classes get disrupted for a few days, it automatically applies pressure on the teachers and students as they begin to play catch up with the established learning plans for the year.Read more
Under the leadership of our visionary Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, we are embarking on a new era in education in India. NEP 2020 emboldens each one of us to embrace a “transformative” change – not an incremental one.Read more
In a country like India where the number of schools using good infrastructure is few, it becomes all the more difficult for teachers to impart effective education. In the absence of well-equipped scientific laboratories, teachers find it difficult to explain complex scientific concepts.Read more
Science is the study of our surrounding phenomenon. It`s about discovering the things happening around us. It has evolved because of the curiosity of Human Being and it's a never-ending process. While everyday science is evolving rapidly, as humans we are still not able to understand many things. We educators have a huge responsibility when it comes to teaching science, where we have to keep a fine balance between the prescribed curriculum to be taught and curiosity of students.Read more
As the 21st century progresses, we humans are continuously looking for innovative ways of expediting our evolution. We are looking for ways to not just “improve”, but to “transform” our ways of living.
The Internet brought about a digital transformation — making information easily accessible to one and all. Applying internet and digital technologies to transform education has been a challenging task. While some wonderful solutions have indeed come about, the next big thing that promises to bring a transformation is AR-VR and related technologies. Those that can effectively use these technologies to significantly impact education, will be revered for their innovations.Read more
At a time where students seem to be more curious when it comes to finding their own way in educating themselves there have been very little resources (almost none of the good quality) in the sector of ‘edutainment’, a combination of education and entertainment to foster this flaming desire.
“ScholAR” is an application developed with an augmented reality experience of simulations to serve as the student and teacher’s connection to a virtual yet interactive laboratory. Although there are a number of resources available online to teach theoretical topics and instruct students with simple foundations of an experiment, hardly are there any that go a step further to allow hands-on experiences.Read more