Children were learning about cubes. We thought making them will be more fun!
Pictures of Aura Auro Team cleaning the garden for Pongal
Before after picture..
Children of 5th grade from Isaiambalam school put up a photography exhibition last Saturday(16.11.2018). I went in as a visitor and was curious to know what those little hands could have captured using the big shot cameras.
The photographs were displayed in bamboo frames that the children themselves made and was hanging on the walls of the visitor center. The frames were beautifully made with bamboo sticks and printed cloths stuck to it. The photos were simple added with life and beauty. It had catchy cations under each photographs. They had the courage and creativity to do something different. Children presented their work and talked about their learning and reflections to all the people who were present. Initially I could feel their nervousness and fear talking in English in front of everybody but after a while they were flawless. I hope it inspired all their peers in the school and encouraged them to do something different in the future.
Sanjeev and I were part of an educational conference held in Salem called the “Mind mingle – inspiring schools to be innovative”. People from different background gave speech on their views on education. Garry Jacobs talk was very inspiring where he wanted to bring in values in education.
We gave a brief introduction on STEMland. Then we held a small workshop on Stewardship for all the speakers and participants. We received a good response from everybody.
Personal reflection: Being part of such a rich (knowledge) crowd was very different. I was nervous in the beginning but I talked from my possibilities. Listening to other speakers was very inspiring and motivating.
This year what was interesting for me was that I realized that learning has different curves. I have learned to be systematic and think of automation when I repeat something often. I worked on many projects last year and it gave me opportunity to be consistent and competent. The courses that was conducted in the I-smart class room was helpful to enhance my skills.
I worked on many EBD projects with Isai Ambalam school children. I have also noticed that the children who were academically weak were doing well at activities. Children were also more engaged in the class rooms and girls and boys were working together.
In Udavi I was supporting all the multi-grade classes. I needed to be always ready to answer any questions children ask. Since the children work on different topics and it is also multi-grade the questions are diverse, this makes me think more than what is needed for a black board teacher. Teaching them science, software and math at the same time makes it more interesting. I was always helped by the tools I learned from Stewardship for new emergence workshop. I have also got an opportunity to do research and access the teaching technique.
We found some trash on the way to Isai Ambalam school. We (STEM land team) decided to clean the place. As there was some excitement in what we were up to the children also joined us in cleaning.
Pictures tell rest of the story.
What it looked like after we picked up the trash
We made a factory line up where we cleaned and dried the plastic and were able to dry it and stack and segregate it.
When we were drying it out the children imagined that this is what a city from the sky could look like.
Did not work:
- Installed Centos 32 bit OS.
- We realized that Cadence need CentOS 64 bit OS .
To find the OS and CPU do
- # lscpu
- It should give something like this:
- Architecture: i686 == this indicates the OS
- CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit == this indicates the OS
- Installed Centos 64 bit OS KDE version. Download LiveCD version with KDE or other desktop (we did KDE)
- Somehow we changed KDE to Gnome version of CentOS.
|# yum -y groups install “GNOME Desktop”
Note: If you want to install a KDE version please use the following command:
|# yum -y groups install “KDE Plasma Workspaces”
Below link will help you to install various Desktops:
- We installed CentOS 7.4
To check what version of Centos you have use the following command:
- We used Iscape to install all the packages needed for Cadence.
- Unzip and untar the file in a directory
- tar -zxvf IScape04.23-s012lnx86.t.Z
This will open up a GUI:
Iscape is a user interface where we can install packages by giving a control file. This control file will have all the packages and will automatically download , install and configure the packages you want.
This is little tricky. When you load in the control file
- Search and give control file
In our case the control file was called
In installing we got many errors and we were not able to install the complete package.
Install the latest of everything i.e. HotFix if available
- The directory of downloads and installs is
|We missed the name of the user so we created another userWe added something to be able to use the UI to add a user.
# sudo yum -y install system-config-users
We need to configure the licenses.
To run Cadence:
Start terminal and type