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How can Study Skills Support your Learning in your Daily Routine?

Posted by: Bharati Thakur
The ability to do something well is called skill. In today’s time we need to be skillful, efficient in our work. We can be skillful only through smart learning. Study can be a major problem for students as they are engaged in so many co-curricular activities. Generating time for study can be challenging as children are attending school and try to adjust to their new classes. Below are some best study skills tips which you can implement for developing effective study skills. These effective study skill strategies will surely help you to develop good study habits.
How can Study Skills Support your Learning in your Daily Routine?

Habits which should be inbuilt inside students:

There are habits which can be inbuilt in the character of children improve their study skills. Some of the habits are as follows:
  1. Students must have enough sleep so that they feel relaxed while studying.
  2. There must be positive attitude towards study.
  3. Develop a schedule to study effectively. Make schedule for time in which you do not study, and then it will be more effective.
  4. To be competence, you need to be organized in your working habits.
  5. If you prefer peer group learning, then that is also a best option. Develop good study group.
  6. You need to focus on interested area of your study. More is the interest in subject, the more you study then you will have skillfulness activity.
  7. Review your notes of whole day, whatever you have read, and repeat it regularly.
  8. Try to pen down whatever you understood from the text because when we write we memorize the thing more easily and quickly.
  9. If you have talent show your capability by smartness in your work.
  10. Many students have their own way of studying. Define your own way in which you are most compatible and happy.
  11. Develop critical reading skills so that your reading efficiency increases.
  12. SWOT Analysis:
    • S-Strength: List out all the subjects in which you are strong in order.
    • W-Weakness: List out all the subjects in which you are weak in order.
    • O-Opportunity: Use time for your study in an appropriate manner as time is an opportunity for us.
    • T-Threats: Beware of threats like Television, Friends, Smart Phones, etc. 
  13. Give more time and attention to the subjects in which you are weaker than other.
  14. Give less time to the subjects in which you are strong enough than other. But don’t lose your attention.

How to improve concentration study skill:

  1. Set a study environment. It may be a private room, library (when free in school). There should be no scope of distraction.
  2. Be an active learner
  3. Be full of energy while studying as it is required for full concentration. For getting energy keep taking proper diet, nuts, snacks, water, etc.
  4. Clean and clear your study table. All things on the study table should be related to the subject you are studying currently.
  5. Unplug from unnecessary electronics. Be away from your mobile, computers, laptop, tab, television, if not required for study.
  6. Stick to a routine. Make a proper time table and keep it in front of your study table and follow it strictly.
  7. You can also do meditation to increase your concentration skill for 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. Think of an incentive. Before you start studying, you can think for a reward. For example after completing for 3 hrs you may have talk with your family members.
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Best Ways to Integrate Technology in Child Education

Posted by: Bharati Thakur
Technology is inescapable part of students’ life. Many schools, houses have connected computers with internet facility. There is a wide availability of new and emerging technology tools that can assist teacher in making teaching much easier and much more fun. Integrating technology has become very important in today’s scenario as technology is used in almost all the fields. Educational technology refers to the use of physical hardware and educational theories. It assists in the communication of knowledge and its development.
Technologies have become a tool for students and teachers to learn new things or acquire different knowledge. It changes learning style of children. Children stay engaged in their work if they are provided with computers. It becomes happier place for the students. Children get most up to date information quickly on a single tap.
Technology should not replace teachers. Its main use is to enable children learning better in their classroom and it will help the child individually to increase the grade. It becomes happier place as children enjoy using tech. Children will get to know about the processing, application of tech.

Virtual classroom:
  • Virtual classroom is online learning method in class that allows children to communicate to each other.
  • Children can share their ideas through presentation or video clippings can interact with each other and can do work in group to complete the given task.
  • In V.C we can see time video and listen audio.
  • There is a facility of synchronous learning. In this children and teacher connect and interact with each other in same time duration.
  • This is good way to ask question directly to teacher and get answers. It becomes interesting and lively for students.
  • We can also record the lecture of that session.
Smart Classes:
  • We can improve education through technology in smart classes. Smart classes are technology enhances classroom that produce opportunity for teaching and learning technology.
  • It requires computers software listening device networking.
  • Smart class is a technique of teaching in easiest way by using technology to help the child in under station.
  • It helps the teachers to access the multimedia content and information that can be used to teach in effective manner.
  • In their method, there is screen on the wall, and projector is fixed on the roof.
  • It works like a computer board.
  • Online grading system.
School can give facility of grading system online.
In this system parents can directly view grades, attendance, profile and homework, parents can be provided with a username and password so that it will be easy for parents to check all the details of child and children can also view their performance graph.

These days many children love to spend time using computers and mobiles. There are lots of option by which a child can learn and entertain themselves such as playing Learning Games on computer and using educational apps on smart phone. They can also use the Internet facility to cover up their school syllabus or explore to the world. Educational apps are a great fun way to keep children learning beyond the classroom. Below we have some best educational apps for kids by which they can enjoy by learning many things beyond their syllabus. These apps are free to download and use:

Best Education Apps for Kids that will Help them to Develop Critical Thinking

1. Educational Games for Kids – Play Store
This app will help your kids to learn alphabet ,numbers, shapes, colors,days of the week,months of the year,planets of our solar system,space and a lot.

2. Balloon Pop Kids Learning Game – Play Store
This app is best for pre-schoolers as it helps to learn alphabet and numbers in five different languages including English. With the help of this app a child can learn animals sound through animation and special effects.

3. Kindergarten Kids Learning – Play Store
Another kids learning apps is very similar to those two apps. It also helps your kids to learn things through colorful effects and design that may attract a child. 

I hope you like these techniques, how to incorporate technology in child education. However, a facilitator must be there with the children while using computer or mobile, especially with Internet connectivity. There should be time limit while using these technologies as it hampers time and there is harmful impact on eyes. It is advisable not to use more than 3 hours in a day.

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Integrating Art in Classroom & Ways of Effective Teaching Techniques

Posted by: Bharati Thakur 2 Thoughts
Art is an expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or their emotional power.
And art is a skill which helps in learning how to write. It is a thinking that making and understanding art wood help the child to grow into a hole person capable of expressing our self and having empathy for others. Art education has been recognized as contributing to an extremely wide range of outcomes. There is some learning outcome of arts being integrated in classroom:
  1. Cognitive skills are developed along with critical thinking and habits of mind such as ability to self start and self regulate the work.
  2. Acquiring of personal and interpersonal skills.
  3. It raises IQs and boost scores on standardized test.
  4. Art helps in improving the learning habit in other subjects.
  5. Students will be able to apply knowledge in their current text of their work.
  6. Art offers opportunities for self expression.
  7. Art develops physical skills.
  8. Art encourages creativity in children. Creativity is an individual’s ideas with innovation and experimenting with changing material.
  9. Art develop physical skills as children uses scissors to cut, fingers to paint, drawing with crayons helps to develop physical skills.
Effective teaching techniques:
Art is process of discovering innovative ideas, creating new things and experimenting which is valuable for young children. Here are some techniques for teaching art effectively:
  1. Interact with children about their art work.
  2. Ask as much open-ended questions as you can.
  3. Give children vocabulary words for art.
  4. Tell the child to describe about the art work done.
  5. Tell children to briefly describe about the process.
  6. Teachers can also use brainstorming as a thinking strategy to generate questions related to central idea or topic for drawing.
  7. Students can also work in groups to create an art work.
  8. Children can experiment with hands on activities taken in art classes.
  9. The use visual exposure is especially powerful teaching strategy.
  10. Children can do some guided activity related to art work.
  11. Teacher can use oral explanation method to explain art techniques.
  12. We can give visualization exposure to children; it means the process of seeing anything by imagination.
Integrating arts in classroom:
Integrating the arts will deepen the learning process by enhancing critical thinking, risk taking, collaboration with other things. Art embodies many disciplines we can find psychology in the feelings which is represented in an art. When we use colors, the composition materials show involvements of chemistry. Whenever an art is portrayed, the story tells the history behind the art. In mathematics we can integrate art. We can simply start teaching by introducing a line, color and few shapes with new vocabulary words, by giving visual exposure as it will help to acquire the concept easily.Origami is an extremely relevant and effective art form to facilitate learning in mathematics. All of geometry can be taught using origami. Nature art has lot of connection with math. We can see in counting, patterns, comparing, matching, bigger/smaller, fractions, geometry and symmetry. Children get proficiency in language by medium of expression. When children share their drawing, briefly describes about their drawing they learn new vocabulary and learn to speak. We need to encourage speaking, listening and vocabulary development skills. Art is a powerful tool to communicate learning when we cannot express our idea through writing.

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The view of Pablo Picasso says; “Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist once he/she grows up.”
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How Integrated Learning System in the Classroom can be Incorporated?

Posted by: Bharati Thakur
Are you aware of integrated learning system? If not, here we are sharing some thoughts regarding integrated learning system. Integrated learning is combining what you learn in and outside the classroom, whether it’s practical or theoretical contents. Integrated Learning system has enhanced the children and it has also helped the students to explore their imagination beyond their level. Integrated learning is a movement towards integrated lessons, helping students makes connections across their curriculum. Project based learning will make children more active and productive. There are major factor of integrated learning system they are:
  • Teacher can be computer oriented and well skilled at operating computer.
  • We need to be highly interactive with the children.
  • Always give feedback to students to increase their understanding power.
  • Integrated learning system regulates student’s progress.
Through integrate basis of learning there are so many learning outcome for the students. The learning outcomes are listed below:
  1. Through integrated learning system retention power increases.
  2. It also helps in increasing understanding power in children.
  3. Children also emphasize more on application of general concepts.
  4. Decision making ability increases.
  5. Critical thinking is developed through integral learning.
  6. Children start presenting their work creatively.
  7. In integral learning system there is all round development of the child.
  8. Children also understand the moral values behaviors, manners and etiquettes.
  9. They gain knowledge beyond the disciplines.
  10. Enhanced ability to identify assesses and transfer significant information needed to solve any problems.
  11. Increases motivation to do better in academics as well as in non-academics.
  12. It promotes group learning and better attitude towards oneself as a learner and as meaningful member of a group.
Integrated learning in the classroom incorporates multiple subjects, which are usually taught separately in an interdisciplinary method of teaching. The aim is to help children remain engaged in developing multiple skills and experiences.
Let’s get an illustration to see, how integrated learning takes place in project approach method.
“The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action.” Through action, or activities we can very easily make our integrated learning easier for children.
Through cooking activities we can connect all the subjects together to understand all things through one activity. Cooking activity can be taken once in a month with every project. In cooking we collect all the ingredients, then we can discuss about the ingredients in details. While discussion, children develops listing power and they enhance their vocabulary by knowing new words and terminology. Have you ever thought of connecting history with the cooking activity? We can relate cooking to history by telling the children about importance of recipes in the ancient times .We can connect   After discussion we start the process of that recipe. While cooking, the process of making that particular recipe, children relate it to science subject. After discussion we measure all the ingredients with the help of weighing machine relating it to Math, and we can also analyze how math is involved in cooking.
We can also relate geography with cooing activity by asking the children about the places where these ingredients mostly grown. Some questions can be asked on the basis of highest producing places, and then locating those places on map will be lively for the children. Children will enjoy the hands on practical activity and they will learn many things with the help of teacher. Through this activity we can relate all the subjects in a better way to reach competency. The mind of a child is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled and that is possible through integrated learning system.

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How to Generate Effective Joyful Learning in the Classroom?

Posted by: Bharati Thakur
Hi, to all my bystanders I am going to talk about how to inculcate joyful learning in children. Would like to start with the beautiful lines –
"Learn something skillful which will help you to earn"
This era is of education which imparts skills and knowledge. Education needs some revolution and joyful learning is one of the tool to regenerate it among the youths of today.

The idea of joyful learning comes to my mind, as seeing the students are becoming active learner, rather than passive recipients of information. If the child is provided the opportunity to explore, by their own and provided an optimum learning environment then the learning becomes joyful and long lasting. Joyful learning represents more effective way to teach and learn traditional content.
According to Simone Weil
“The joy of learning is as indispensable in study as breathing is to running”
Now let’s scroll down for some ways to create joyful learning in the classroom.
  • Joyousness in learning
Learning occurs when there is interest. It happens with the adult also. When we show interest in doing the work then we tempt to learn the process much better. Same thing happens with the children, if children are interested to learn then only those age appropriate topics must be introduced. When children focus on any topic with their inner most interest then they will find pleasure in learning and then that pleasure reading will turn into joyful learning which they will relate later on.
  • We can teach through music and rhythm
Music is omnipresent in nature. Music affects our feelings and energy level. As we listen to the music we start tapping our feet, we create desired moods, we enjoy that moment, we start dancing. Music is a powerful tool to create a lively classroom. We need to set the scene and learning atmosphere to enhance the teaching and learning process much interesting with lot of fun. The teacher can orchestrate the classroom environment that is lively and provide students with an opportunity to learn.  If we adopt music in our teaching process then it will strengthen the listening power as well as pronunciation of the children. Songs, chants, poems, and raps will improve memory facts and details through rhythm, rhyme, and melody.
  • Give choice to students
We as a teacher give ample of choices to students to grasp the opportunity provided. Children need lot of choice in their study material to compete each other. When choices are more then we explore more in relation to that topic. They will discover new things.
  • Give opportunity to create things
Creativity is considered as immeasurable natural ability. Students who are involved in the process of creating by their own have a better understanding of the concepts. You can create a classroom that recognizes creativity. Creativity improves skill of the child.
  • Show off students work
Displaying the work of children makes the learning process more lively, as they read each others article, compare them, get information, realize their mistakes and gain more motivation to do better in their performances and helps to improve in academics as well as in non-academics.
  • Read good books
We as a teacher should motivate children to read good books as it build our vocabulary, teaches moral values, helps in building our character, gaining information.
  • Holistic Learning
Holistic learning is to find identification of oneself, knowledge of life and existence as a pupil. Holistic learning means more democratic and humanistic types of learning. It also focuses on experiential learning and their application in daily life in the learning environment.
  • Teaching as joyful experience
Teacher can share his/her own experience of learning as a student with the children through joyful learning in the classroom. It’s an opportunity to share our experience with children which made us learning the concepts easily in an enjoyable manner. Teacher plays an important role in discovering joyful learning, even the best curriculum and syllabus remains dead unless quickened into life by the right method of teaching and the right kind of teachers. Teacher must interact with the students as it helps to develop their personality, their standards of working habits, judgment and decision making, their intellectual and emotional apparatus, their behavior and values. Teacher is like a role model for the children, so teachers can more effective in teaching things in a joyful manner.

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