Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bangles - Traditional Jewelry


Over the years, this jewelry has evolved in different forms and are most popularly worn by girls and women in India.....right from toddlers to the aged.

Glimpses of few....
video

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Introducing teachers to online tools

This has always been my challenge to develop strategies in order to introduce school teachers towards various online tools. In a country like India, due to the existence of wide diversity, many a times it becomes very difficult to plan strategies, as they may seem applicable to one locale, and the same may not apply to another. Hence, developing a generic framework for such wide diversity, is always a major challenge for educators. Especially, keeping in view the language differences, facilities, managements, culture, logistics and most important the approach towards technology.

Learner Autonomy

Facilitating learner autonomy has always been my concern during my teaching experience. Based on my ten years of teaching experience, i've identified several ways of enabling my classroom learners to think and decide on their own.
For instance, i've never prescribed text books to my students, rather suggest them to explore the books and identify the best according to their choice.
Introduce concepts by narrating life experiences or explaining reality situations.
Give students the freedom to make choices while submitting their assignments.
Plan assignments that are more interactive like make a field trip or interview a set of people.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Fall in Tallahassee


Fall is the season when the trees get ready to shed their leaves. Its amazing to see how these leaves shift colours and one of the wonderful gifts for us. Here are some of the changing colours that were captured at Tallahassee.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Web 2.O for teachers

Just attended a worskhop and identified a couple of interesting sites that can be used for effective teaching and learning...

And here are links to some of the most interesting sites that were shared:
http://chinswing.com/
http://livemocha.com/
http://zamzar.com/
http://www.edu20.org/ (An Learning Management System)
http://www.toondoo.com/
http://edublogs.org/ (A blogging platform for educators.)
http://teachertube.com/
http://merlot.org/

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ford Foundation calls for application - India

Hi!
The residents from the following states:Indian nationals or permanent residents, currently residing in the states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh or Uttarakhand. only can apply ...Graduates and post graduates can apply...for further information please check in the following website....

www.ifpsa.org

The deadline for pre-applications is 15 November 2008.

regards
Jyoti