As a teacher, you have the power to transform a child’s relationship with studying. Instead of it being as something a child has to do before exams, you can take steps to turn it into something a child wants to do without any nudging from you or parents. A PC can help you do that, here’s how you can bring lessons to life:
This is something that will help your students remember study material for much longer after the exam. For example, write a jumbled word that is related to your lesson on the board such as “het nuvreilovoi” – The Revolution to get your class guessing and curious!
You have to try this to really see its impact on your students. Something as simple as showing the movie version of the Shakespeare play you’re currently teaching or getting a class plant to demonstrate the plant cycle - there’s a lot to learn by showing examples.
To do this, you’ll have to allot lesson time for research on the PC on a topic you’ve given and later on get the class debating about it. This will lead to your students thinking about concepts in deeper, more abstract terms and make connections between different topics.
Have you ever had your students turn themselves into cartoons using a PC resource such as Drawisland?
Just imagine the excitement and learnings for your class!
Often, children do practice papers last minute right before exams and are then stuck with lots of doubts. To avoid this possibility, you can make class tests a regular fixture and provide your students feedback via a Wikispaces Classroom, Google Classroom or email so your students can refer to the feedback while revising.
The whole purpose of teaching students is that they grasp concepts and remember everything long after exams, something rote learning misses out on most of the time. You can begin with your lesson plans itself and see the difference in due time. Happy Teaching!
Aarambh is a pan-India PC for Education initiative engineered to enhance learning using the power of technology; it is designed to help parents, teachers and children find firm footing in Digital India. This initiative seeks to connect parents, teachers and students and provide them the necessary training so that they can better utilise the PC for learning, both at school and at home.
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