Saturday, 24 December 2016

Google My Map

A Malayalam article on My Map 

Friday, 16 December 2016

Indian Nationalism - Lesson Plan

Step 1
Teacher introduces the topic.
Step 2
Gives 5 topics for five groups.
It is given below



How Participants saw the Movement



Rich farmers-1
Poorer peasants -2
Business Class – 3
Industrial Working Class -4
Women
Problems










Participation











The Limits of Civil Disobedience



Dalit
B.R Ambedkar
Gandhi's view
Muslim Organisation
Problems








Participation









Monday, 12 December 2016

PPT for Class 10 -Politics

Friday, 25 November 2016

My map in Social Science Class

This is a small tutorial video shows that , how to label places in Google my map easily. This can be done in Social Science Class Room or we can give as formative activity to the students.
The following features are available in Google Map.



  • Draw 
  • Search 
  • Import
  •  personalize


 

Friday, 18 November 2016

Teens Day

The Programme which I had participated as part of judgment @ Ajman. 

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Indian Farmers and Opium Production Class 10 Video Lesson





As you know, British
rule was gradually established in India after the
Battle of Plassey
(1757). Over the period of colonial rule, the rural
landscape was
radically transformed. The British saw land revenue as a
major source of
government income.




Sunday, 23 October 2016

Women in Vietnam







Video Lesson Prepared for Grade 10 Students -CBSE

Monday, 17 October 2016

TCI Workshop by Dr. Thomas Abraham



Trainer : Dr. Thomas Abraham

Class Audio is available here Part- I

Part -2

 Celebration of Diversity


TCI Workshop
Founder - Ruth Charlotte Cohn
Ruth Charlotte Cohn (born August 27, 1912 in Berline was a psychotherapist, educator, and poet. She is best known as the creator of a method for learning in groups called Theme Centered Interaction (TCI).

Structure and Method
1. Input
2. Reflective Silence
3. Journaling
4. Interaction



Introductory Remark
1. One Prayer
2. Five Wishes
3. Opportunities

Prayer

The song I came to sing!
- Rabindranath Tagore

The song that I came to sing remains unsung to this day.
I have spent my days in stringing and in unstringing my instrument.
The time has not come true, the words have not been rightly set;
only there is the agony of wishing in my heart.
The blossom has not opened; only the wind is sighing by.
I have not seen his face, nor have I listened to his voice;
only I have heard his gentle footsteps from the road before my house.
The livelong day has passed in spreading his seat on the floor;
but the lamp has not been lit and I cannot ask him into my house.
I live in the hope of meeting with him; but this meeting is not yet.

-Rabindranath Tagore in the Gitanjali

My 5 Wishes

  • Tp Workshop (Turning Point )
  • 2 / 3 Article
  • Share at home
  • I would like to come for next
  • Quotation


Teacher is a person is more important than Teacher as a Resource Person
Where am I ?
Where do I want to be ?
What are my first steps ?



We have three powers
  1. Qualification ( Professional Power)
  2. Positional Power
  3. Personal Power
  • It is very important
  • We remember the persons on the basis of this
  • Eg : APJ Kalam

WHERE IN LIVES MY PERSONAL POWER ?


THHE KEYWORD OF HABITAT ?
Future Shock is a book written by the futurist Alvin Toffler in 1970 

To retain in your position , you have to be constantly updating.




Learning Journaling

Record your Personal growth

Thoma's Book – Footprints of my personal growth.



The World that stays closest to my heart.

My Mother


How did I become who I am today ?

By Nature
By Nurture

Write a person who influenced you that person that I am

Father “

The Teacher Who influenced me most while in School

Hareesh

I have only Myself
I have only this life on earth


Monday, 10 October 2016

Kagan structures of Class - Activity Oriented


Traditional teaching engages some students but not all . Kagan is a revolutionary approach to teaching that actively engages every student.

let's look at the problems traditional teaching creates, students sit in rows,
the rule is,no talking the teacher presents new information or a new skill
to engage students the teacher asked the class a question .one student response at a time.

sounds familiar doesn't it so what's wrong with that.The first problem is we
set our students against each other.When the teacher calls on Peter to answer soo Lee lowers her hand and disappointment ah....but when Peter begins to falter.

He shoots your hand back up waves wildly pick me teacher ,a subset of
students compete for the opportunity to shine.A competitive class is not a brain
friendly learning environment .The next problem is students been very little
time actively engaged the teacher is doing most of the talking most of the time .

when we finally do engage students it's one at a time .It's like being in a long line waiting to be served a big percent of the class to somewhere between mildly interested and comatose.Many students don't want to turn they feel they can't or don't want to compete johnny is shy monica is lower achieving one is still learning English .

These students don't want to be singled out .Don't call on me they hide they opt out it's no wonder we have an achievement gap . Traditional teaching engages some of the class but many students can easily slip through the cracks cake and engages all students we turn things around.Literally instead of facing the back of a classmate's head returns to surround the face each other instead of calling on one student at a time we can call up all students using a keg and structure time to pair share the teacher asked a question in pairs partner a shares for shares for .Everyone has turn sharing with the partners safe.

There's no need to hide in just a little over a minute we engage every student in the same amount of time in the traditional class we engage one student what's better engage one student or engage every student .Absolutely right .Everyone learns more it's not just the amount of engagement that matters it also matters how we engage students with Kagan structures we engage students with interactive pair and team structures while students master academic curriculum they develop essential social skills ,they learn teamwork skills, they develop communication skills, they practice leadership skills these are the very college and career readiness skills are standards call for in teams students are no longer isolated or competing against each other.

They celebrate each other successes .
They are on the same side cooperation leads to kinder and more caring kids.
We create buddy's not bullies.
Kagan simple yet powerful structures transform education in number of heads together teammates put their heads together to review .Every one is more active and the content becomes more memorable in quiz quiz trade students repeatedly quiz classmates they have so much more fun being up and active than working alone.

In rally coach partner solve problems together instead of independent practice .Students have appeared to coach them and provide immediate feedback .While teach the traditional way when we have so many alternatives to engage every student

Kagan isn't something we think might work .Kagan is scientifically researched based

hundreds of studies on cooperative learning show tremendous academic and social gains over traditional with Kagan. Teachers are engaging their disengaged students struggling schools are making dramatic games entire districts are raising their test scores kagan works .Kagan works because Kagan creates full engagement for every student engaged students are bored or disruptive engaged students enjoy school more engaged students learn more Kagan it's all about engagement

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

The Future generation & Teachers

What will be the role of teachers in future ? Can we call them teachers ? Now most of the educators tell that we can call them "facilitator".
Currently there are a lots of changes in educational sector.

We can see it in different ways. Method of Teaching, Learning Activities, Evaluation etc. Again there are many changes is going to happen in the filed of education. One of them will be Google Class Room.

Today we had an opportunity to participate in a workshop which was conducted by brams along with Google on “Innovate Education with Google” at Duabi. The event highlighted on creating awareness on Google for Education among teachers. There were around 30 teachers from various educational institutes around UAE.
I think our next main changes in innovative education will be Google class room with Google Apps. Teachers / Institutions can't limit our students thoughts and knowledge.

According to Google, more than 50 million number of students and teachers who use Google Apps for Education around the globe. Bogdan Copil lead a good workshop. 


Google Apps is an online solution that bridges the divide between learning at home or at school. It offers the opportunity for collaboration to happen in real time, irrespective of physical or digital location.

During this days some of my colleagues asked me-
Then What will be the role of teachers in future ? Can we call them teachers ? As a result of a lots of changes in educational sector the teacher name has replaced to facilitator .



Equipping this generation of learners with modern tools makes sense. This is why many schools are adopting Google Apps for Education, an extraordinary platform for the 21st Century.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Hospital Visit

October 1
Hundreds of pink balloons were released at Amina Hospital at the launch of 'Early Detection is the Best Protection' campaign with a 'Sign and Support initiative' on Saturday.

Our students also participated as part of this programme.

Friday, 30 September 2016

IGNITING STUDENT MINDS


Yesterday evening at Hotel Grant Plaza auditorium ,Dubai ,we could attend to participate in a Teachers workshop which was organised by P. M Foundation in association with Gulf Madhyamam. Dr. APM Muahammed Haneesh gave a inspirational lecture on “Igniting Student Minds”.

 Students , Parents and Teachers jointly partipated in this session.
How can we ignite the students mind ?

There are number of students in our school with different talents . Unfortunately teachers are worried about their much documentation works and lack of time . Due to this teaching becoming mechanical. In this context how can they inspire and trigger out the curiosity of students? Shared by some teachers who attended this workshop.

Haneesh quoted the story of AlbertEinstein. His teachers reported that he was mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in his foolish dreams.”Einstein was regarded as the greatest intellectual mind of our time.

Students as well as parents also had to share a lots of things. They commented on Who is a good Teacher?

Some important points I have noted in this lecture are following.

  • Provide more opportunity
  • Students come to class room with great expectation
  • Motivate independent inquiry
  • Forums are to be formed
  • Beyond the class room we need forum. Eg: Reading club,Astronomy club
  • Do we have opportunity to meet the students future plan ?
  • If there is a extra ordinary students, how can we ignite them ?
  • Tell them to read deeply
  • Give them gentle words ( Support)
  • Teachers shoud be “friend, Philosopher and Guide”
  • A good teacher hungry to be succeeded
  • Good rapport and relation like triangular . Students- Parent – Teacher
 His talk was truly inspirational to us. The valuable thoughts shared by them were fully imbibed the minds of students, parents as well as teachers. Many valuable thoughts shared by him.


Friday, 23 September 2016

As a ClassDojo Ambassador


Today I had received an official mail from ClassDojo which tells that i have been selected as ClassDojo Ambassador at United Arab Emirate.It is so excited. Now I look forward to a wonderful school year with ClassDojo team.

Responsibilities and opportunities:


- Moderate Country-specific facebook group, regularly posting and keeping all members engaged
- Represent ClassDojo at education events when possible, including local training sessions or conferences
- Attend 2 ClassDojo virtual trainings per year to maintain top notch product knowledge :)
- Connect regularly with the ClassDojo Community Team within facebook group and over email

I have been received a new ClassDojo Ambassador Badge, as part of this.
One of my main responsibility as an Ambassador will be supporting and collaborating with teachers in this Community. It will be a great platform for discussing and sharing new ideas with other eminent teachers and educators around the globe. 

Thanks Class Dojo team who gave such a wonderful opportunity to me in IT enabled education.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Effective Teaching - Training



Today we had a good teaching training Programme at Habitat School.
Mr. Sanjay Kumar lead an intersting and motivation session. He is one of the famous trainer in UAE. Training was almost activity oriented. Topic was “Effective Teaching”
Date : 22/9/2016
Time : 2 PM to 4.20 PM
Venue : Habitat School Auditorium





Its lecture notes are following.

I am learner

1. I am a learner to learn is to change.

Our statement Learning is a weapon which can change the world


2. Every Experience teaches me something


Our statement Learn something from Everything

3. Every person I meet in my journey of life gives me lesson.


Our statement Learning never ends

Theme – 2
Anybody would blossom if the atmosphere is suitable


Our statement Environment has a key role in the development

Have a mind to explore various possibilities of the immediate surroundings


Our statement We need to use whatever is available in that environment

See What is there rather than what is not there


Our statement Find out and use what is available there .



Theme- 3

Activities


Pre Active
Inter Active
Post Active
Planning
Class Room interactive
Learning outcome


Class Room

What are the things are happening in our Class Room ? Can you list out

We listed like following. Later the discussion was on the basis of this points.

  • Instruction
  • Questions
  • Presentation
  • Using Learning Aids
  • Jocks & Fun
  • Appreciation etc

How can we ask question ?

How can I get answer from students ?

Before that , What are the purpose of asking question.
  • To check realise or not
  • To get attention
  • To make them think about
  • To motivate students
  • To ensure pupil participation
  • make more interactive
  • to share different ideas.
Effective Questions
( Time was limit, We stopped writing )


Instruction
Simple, Clear, Precise, Effective </font>

Monday, 19 September 2016

From San Francisco to Ajman



Today we are happy.
We got a prize from USA.
Finally Class Dojo team has been sent a Poster as prize to me. Considering my mentor status and training programme.


 This is my prize and thing which I received from USA through postal service. My colleagues also amazed .
You got prize form USA !!! 😆
My colleague Mr. Shareef and students Amir and Ridwan assisted to paste this poster on our school news board .So they also joined to pose this photo.
Thanks Danise Olague.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Class Dojo Tutorail - How to Change images

This is a small video tutorial which explain the steps to change the images of students.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Class Dojo Training - Dojo Sir,, Dojo Sir,



Last few years I was observing and asking to different teachers on Class Management. I searched and read different kinds of printed books as well as E books from google to know more about Class Management. When I decided to fly to UAE my old collegues shared that, Out side of India, the class management will be very difficulty.
That was almost correct. Here in our schools there are multinational students. :-)

Especially Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, lNigeria etc. Everyone has their own distinctive culture. So I started to find an ICT based solution for class dojo. At last I reached in Class Dojo and Kyambu. I did not use Kyambu yet. It is also almost same. So as a pilot project I used Class Dojo.

During this time one of my close friend Mr. Noufal & Shafeeq also asked. What is it? I explained and they were thrilled to use. The very next day other five teachers also started under my school.Everyone was very happy. Because it worked very well.
My students even they were in grade 10 , accepted this in a good spirit. At last they named me Dojo Sir and my colleagues mocked at me as “Dojo Akbar”

When awarding points to groups, students quickly sharpened up their behavior and displayed teamwork! They hold each other accountable to make sure their group is behaved and on task. This makes my class room e much easier. Earliear I was giving points for their discipline, Oral test, Quiz, Note book completion as House wise.

To get students even more engaged with ClassDojo, I gave a cerficate monthly. At the end of each month , I would view reports and reward the team that earned the most points with either a technology party

I wished to spread this App to all my collegues. But I did not share this to anyone. In 2016 Augest 21 we came from our kerala after enjoying two months vacation. We had training programme until 28th Augest. Once My Supervisor Mr. Vijesh told me to explain this Class Dojo to Prinicpal. I tried to introduce this Dojo to our honourable Principal named Mrs.Jisha Jayan. She was also thrilled and requested me to familiarize CD to all my colleagues. So we gathered at auditorium.

Somebody were scratching in their head. Does he bring another head ache for us. So I started my training in this contest. At last many teachers asked many doubts . It was amazing experience. Many teachers created new ID the same day. Now it has been covered more that 75.


PPT File 


Monday, 15 August 2016

Wikimedia in Education - WikiConference India 2016




I am happy to write this blog post. Participating in an international conference for Wikipedians is a wonderful experience. It is more rewarding when the conference is for Wikimedians to discuss and contribute new ideas related to wikimedia and other free open source. 
 I got scholarship to participate in WikiConference India 2016 Which held at Chandigarh group of College, Punjab. It was held on Aug 5,6,7. During this day I had a presentation on the topic Wikimediaas disciplinaryproject.
It was my first experience in my life as attending a national conference. Members from Bangladesh, Nepal, Israel, USA etc were participated in this conference.
ml.wiki Community participants with WMF
Executive Director Katherine Maher
I could build good friendship with many wikipedians from different parts of India. Currently they share many tips and new ideas with us. We were 14 members who represented from Malayalam Wikipedia. Active Wikipedian Vishwan was our team leader. He opened outer world of wiki to us.


On the first day, we began by an inauguration ceremony. Following to that there was a Punjabi traditional cultural programme was there. It was amazing.

There were sessions on hack thone, Wikidata, Wikipedia Asian month, Wiki source and School wiki, Taking Better Photographs Postcard Guide, many
other topics which dealt outreach in Wikiprojects.

All most all every session was a new learning experience. Mean while there was a edit a thone competition. It was a tight competition to create more article in regional language about Punjab. During the conference days at midnight we were spending time to write maximum article from our Hotel. I had written around 100 article during these days. At last we got third prize in edit thon. English & Telungu wikipedia achieved first and second prize respectively. 

I would like to express my sincere thanks to CIS and Wik conference organising committee for granting me scholarship to attend my first Wiki India conference .
After the wiki conference we moved to Delhi and visited many important historical places and captured hundreds of photos which will upload to wiki commons in very soon days.