Unprecedented times need innovative measures .one such measure was the
‘online tutorials for students’. It was a first and one of a kind experience
for us as well as the students. Our tutorials spanned across creative
avenues like craft, yoga, meditation, storytelling and painting to name a
few. The tutorials we designed to tickle the creative and enthusiastic side
of the kids mind. All of the tutorials were interactive and Do-along
sessions to provide an immersive experience. And the response we have
gotten was amazing. It was a soul enriching experience for us too, on so
many levels, personal, professional and pragmatic.
In these testing times, it’s important for all of us to stay healthy mentally,
creatively, and spiritually. And through this online program, we are hoping
to achieve that, for the little kids and for us too .This pictures are a
testimony of the same .Wishing health and happiness to everyone out
there. We will fight this pandemic together, and come out safer and
stronger than ever .let love and humanity prevail. We will fly again, like
Teaching social science without going to school??? I would have laughed at this question had it been a few months ago. But today it is the reality that I must admit that I have been enjoying this new experience. Teaching learning experiences with 5th and 6th graders is wonderful. Though there were few glitches in the beginning we are now confidently moving forward with activity based learning.
Department of Social Science
Here are few samples of activity based learning.
A free Webinar on Choosing the right Career Stream after 10th grade,especially during this pandemic was organized by team Ubuntu, Mumbai for the Vidyadaan School (Doddaballapur, Bangalore rural) 10th grade students to enable to choose right career streams. The students got the insights to various streams available currently and also the current trends that are scaling up. The students were active and inquired about specific streams that interested them. They also got insight on giving their own aptitude and interest a priority while choosing the streams.
Date: 29th June 2020
Mode: Online Zoom platform
Currently, in this moment of crisis the blended learning model is leveraging technology for self-learning, along with support for classroom practice. The online learning has provided opportunity to the children to grow at their own pace in a safe and caring environment. The students and teachers are learning to negotiate with the NEW NORMAL…by exploring ways and help themselves to thrive inside and outside of the
Laxmi Sarada V
The teaching learning for the academic year 2020-21 started amidst chaos of COVID-19 pandemic. For the teachers at Vidyadaan, it was a bigger challenge as the students come from underprivileged background. The attempt was made to convert school to school of potential as we didn’t want to lose the thread of learning and wanted to build authentic connections.
The questions which prompted us to act were:
Whose need is online learning?
How we will engage and inspire children online?
How do we reach those who are not having internet facility or challenged with only one mobile phone which their parents carry to work?
The above points were addressed by continuous support and motivation from the management by providing us the contact numbers of the parents and making a schedule to conduct classes in the evening to facilitate learning. The partnering of parents in their child’s learning brought major momentum to this initiative.To make it a two way channel of communication, we have set objectives of the day by sending the images, notes and video links in the early morning along with a set of questions that children get to think and work on and send it back to us. Then the same topics were taken up in the evening class with the teacher as moderator on whats app or zoom for a brainstorming session by using asynchronous and synchronous mode. The learning outcome was checked by conducting quizzes, worksheet completion & various activities.
The children showcased their learning by model making,power point presentations with voice over, there by demonstrating their knowledge beyond classrooms and adapting well in the face of adversities.
Bhagirathi – Activity -Micro organisms -Friends or Foe
Saniya – Activity – Synthetic Fibres & Plastics
Kavya- Activity – Matter in our Surrounding
Madhusudan – Activity – Fundamental Unit of Life
Akshitha – Power point Presentation – Sources of Energy
Nandini – Model making – Life Processes
During this pandemic, Management of Vidyadaan School and teachers have taken steps to continue teaching students by conducting online classes for all subjects.
For this purpose, teachers have put efforts to map the curriculum with real life experiences and applications to bring out the inherent talents of children in science curriculum. The responses of the students were captured in videos and feedback were given. We are striving to cope with this new normal and keep our studies inline.