Thank you for your greetings . Yes of course, the students were asked the curriculum framing questions. First i would like to wish you for showing interest in education. Your lot of questions show your keen interest in this field. I am also much interested in sharing knowledge about education. Infact i am thirst of knowledge of educational informations , teaching techniques, resources....etc. Glad to meet you through intel.
I login the plurk.com as you say but i could not understand what are the functions of the site and how can i communicate others. Could you guide me please?
I asked my students to conduct a quiz program on a learned topic . A gifted student conducted a quiz. All other students are actively participated in it. Thus i could evaluate their learning level.I have uploaded a photo, which was taken by my cellphone .
Plurk is an online community; a bit like Facebook. However, it is also a little like chat. One posts messages and one's "friends" respond. I have "friended" only people who work in educational technology or they are teachers who use technology, so they often share items of interest to me.
In addition, my PLN (Professional Learning Network) there is available to answer questions. I find them to be very professional and very helpful.
Did you say you joined? I could not find you there. If you login, do a search for friends, or "Find People." then put in bfeather and request to be my friend. Then, when you see who responds to me, you can request to be their friend. This is a way to get started building another community of professionals interested in the same things you are!
I will watch for you there! I could not find you with your name, so you might need to tell me your Plurk user name.
In an under-construction school building in Chamanpura village of Bihar’s Gopalganj district, children are learning algebra, chemistry, Newton’s laws of motion. There’s no teacher in the classroom, no blackboard. The teacher is hundreds of miles away, and he is teaching via Skype. In this very unsual school, teachers mark their attendance using a biometric fingerprinter, and students log their attendance in a computer.
Most students are from 50 villages in Chhapra, Siwan and Gopalganj districts, many of them as far as 15 km away from the school. The basic tuition fee is Rs 300 for Class I and increases by Rs 100 for every class upward. Hostel residents are charged Rs 4,000 a month -- but concessions are made depending on the income of the child's family, which the trustees ascertain themselves by travelling to their villages and meeting their families.
Bergin, I think this is awesome and certainly the way I see education moving. I have found that the most engaging experiences are those where experts in the field are sharing their knowledge with students. We have used skype quite a bit to bring in these experts.
I use google forms to take attendance with a few of my classes. It works very well. The biometric fingerprinter sounds interesting. How is that done?
Providing Quality Education under Extreme Conditions
In the middle of an armed conflict, the Bangkok-based Sat-Ed Systems is delivering educational video on demand and other broadband services to 9 local schools in the south of Thailand. The organization is trialing the concept of providing teachers with video clips to illustrate lessons.
I am a special education teacher, so I cannot post a photo of my students. I will comment that I use peer tutoring a lot with my self-contained students, all of whom have Autism. I have a wide variety of levels in my classroom and often find that, with guidance, the students can help each other learn new concepts.
K-2 AU Teacher
High Point, NC