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.

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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. 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.