Makey Makey

~saranya

In STEM land children have their freedom to work on their own. End of the week children will share their projects to everyone. From this presentation I am able to see peer learning is happening in STEM land.

Every week children are having project presentation through this children confident level is increasing and it made a path to build 7th grade their project.

Baranidharan from 9th grade he made project on drums and piano by using makey makey kit. He just used the makey makey kit and  few one rupees coins to play drums and piano. He did coding in scratch. Then he used  makey makey and scratch program together.

It was very nice to see his project & 7th grade also excited about his projects and 7th children also got a chance to play piano and drums.

Addition of one digit numbers

1st grade children are studying about numbers 0-10 and addition of one digits number. They taught to use Cuisenaire rod for learning numbers (because children like color very much and they learned number easily using it). Then they are asked to find out what are possible ways of getting 10, 9, and 8 by adding two numbers.

It was interesting to see children figure out a pattern in adding number using Cuisenaire rods.

Children are teaching their friends about adding two numbers using Cuisenaire rods.

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Fraction; Proper and Improper

Proper Fraction:

The fraction is always less than 1 whole

e.g.For the fraction (1/6); I have one cake and I want to give it equally to six people, How much will each get?

I.e) The Numerator will always be less than the denominator

link to scratch code: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/237539463/

This program can be altered to show equivalent fractions as well.

Improper Fractions

The fraction is always greater than 1 whole

I have 11 cake I want to give to 8 people equally, what should I do?

I.e) The Numerator will always be greater than the denominator

link to scratch code: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/237539515/

This program takes two inputs numerator and denominator and draws that as a fraction.

Creative images using leaves by 3rd graders

3rd grade children are studying about leaves and its uses. They collected different types of leaves and made different types of images like rat, butterfly, penguin, Ganesha and elephant.

It was interesting to see children come up with their own ideas. Children shared the leaves that they have collected among themselves. After completing it they wanted to fill the remaining space so they collected some flowers and decorated it and some of them drew grass around the paper.

At the end of the class they shared their work to their friends and displayed it in their classroom. 4th grade children also came and saw their work and the 3rd graders were proud of their work.

Fraction with discrete form and scratch program

Fractions:

  1. Grouping
  2. Sharing
  3. Discrete

In grouping method the number of objects are grouped into different containers in equal portions

Example: I have 15 cakes and want to give it to 5 people equally.

In sharing method I know the number of people I want to give I need to find out how many to give to each person.

Example: I have 15 cakes if a person gets 3 cakes, to how many people can I give?

In Discrete method, the user has a specified quantity of chips only.

As seen here, the arrangement of chips are in a 8 cross 5 with a total of 40 chips.

Let us consider 4/5 + 5/8

Then he would flip the appropriate chips like the following:

Here the child sees that there are out of 5 chips in one row four are blue and there are eight rows which sums up to 32. On the other hand there are five blue chips for one row and there are five rows which gives 25 now if we add all the blue we get 57.

link to project: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/236316674/

 

2nd Children Created On Their Own Pattern

~saranya

I taught pattern to 2nd grade children. I used material for that. Children understood the concept of the pattern and I showed them cloth pattern. I asked them to color the worksheet and they did it on their own. They explained the pattern with their friends. Children very excited to continue the pattern and I asked children to create your own pattern. They made color pattern and shape pattern. Children did very nicely. I was impressed. Children did that well.

Here is the images for children pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

Work shop on Siddha Medicine

Along with the interest of the teachers a Siddha practitioner was invited to Isaiambalam School, and shared his knowledge on the history and current status of how medicine is being utilized (Allopathic and its harmful effects without the knowledge of the people using them) He restated the benefits of which can be derived from natural source such as herbs and trees. The workshop was conducted through a day on the summer break. He had given natural remedies for the daily use of modern materials such as shampoo, tooth paste.

He provided the reasons for the body system on how it works and how organs are interrelated. The benefits of mucus production on how it brings out the unwanted content from the body through various methods.

One of the important thing he specified is that people now a days tend to take symptoms suppressant such as paracetamol, and neglect the real reason why the body is getting sick and whats the solution towards healing the body.

LNET Conference (Learning Network) in Bangalore

STEM land team went for a conference at Bangalore in a creative school for there days . There were many teacher from different place and from different school. There were many session happening like maths session by Swathi and Sundaram.

The session that I like most was the session that was held by Aruna and Raghavan. The  Geography and activity based learning
In the session they start to introduce about India with 2 and half years old to introduce Geography and history in step by step process. It also improve the vocabulary for the children. They talked about how to give activity and make the children to learn. Visualise the maps and different kind of photos and ask questions about India. Hanging charts of different states with the animals and plants that are growing in that state. Talks with the children about each state one by one and cover each state. Talk about the nuts, vegetables, fruits and also the kind of soils that are present at different place. Talk about the about animals and birds with the children. Talk about about the famous people in the place. Talk about transport, mountain and forest that are present at different place. They talked about how to go step by step and also remind what they learnt before and ask question and assess them. Children can remember what they learnt in the class. Once they started to tell everything about India then we start to spell and start to write about India. They also told that the session should be short like 30 minutes everyday.

   

Stewardship for new emergence Isai

In isai ambalam school we were doing SFNE(Stewardship for new emergence) with the teachers. We started with the introducing stand and fear. The first day the insight were very much interesting for me ans they were able to find their universal value. Then we introduce them to find the socialized fear. After the exercise the teachers mentioned that they mentioned that they will act from possibility rather than fear. The second second day were were introducing four profile and the CFSR (Conscious Full Spectrum). I learnt that we can act from the any profile. I was able to connect my self when I act from the wisdom profile. All the teachers were able to share their insight from all the exercise. Then we showed them story of stuff to the teacher and asked them to find the system principles from the movie. All the teachers wrote and shared one system principles to others.

How to create lesson plan

Logeshwari wanted to create a lesson plan for 5th Std on ‘Senses’. So, I gave a presentation to our team on how to create a lesson plan which I learned from the D.El.Ed course which I am attending.

Lesson Plan:

lesson plan is a teacher’s detailed description of the course of instruction for a lesson. A lesson plan can be for a daily class or for a whole chapter.

 A daily lesson plan is developed by a teacher to guide class learning.

A lesson plan is the teacher’s guide for running a particular lesson, and it includes the goal (what the students are supposed to learn), how the goal will be reached (the method, procedure) and a way of measuring how well the goal was reached test, worksheet, homework etc.)

For each steps I gave them an example from a lesson plan which I had created. Then we discussed about the ‘senses in human’ and gave examples for each step to create a lesson plan. I enjoyed giving presentation where we had more interaction between each other.

FORMAT FOR GENERAL LESSON PLAN

A. Name of the Teacher                                                 : ………………………………………………………………
Name of the school                                                        : ………………………………………………………………
Date                                                                                   : ………………………………………………………………
Class                                                                                  : ………………………………………………………………
Subject                                                                              : ………………………………………………………………
Topic                                                                                  : ………………………………………………………………
Duration                                                                            : ………………………………………………………………
B. Teaching points                                                           : ………………………………………………………………
C. Learning objectives                                                     : ………………………………………………………………
(Expected Learning Outcome)
D. Previous knowledge                                                   : ………………………………………………………………
E. Learning Resources planned                                     : ………………………………………………………………
F. Learning processes (strategies) proposed              : ………………………………………………………………
G. Introduction                                                                 : ………………………………………………………………
H. Presentation of the content material
with Blackboard summary                                             : ………………………………………………………………
I. Evaluation Items/Questions                                        : ………………………………………………………………
Home Assignments
J. Reference                                                                       : ………………………………………………………………
K. Delivery of the lesson                                                 : ………………………………………………………………

Steps

Teaching Point(s)

Learning Activities

Blackboard Work/Test items

1) Introduction

2) Presentation

3) Evaluation
Home Assignment

4) Reference

HOW TO USE THE GENERAL LESSON PLAN FORMAT

1) Name: Write your Name
2) School: Write the name of your school
3) Date: The date on which the lesson is delivered
4) Class: Mention the class you will teach
5) Subject: Name of the subject you will teach
6) Topic: Specify the topic you are going to present in the classroom
7) Teaching points: The points to be identified centering in which learning takes
place
8) Learning objectives: The objectives to be achieved after being engaged in the
learning situations.
9) Previous knowledge: Before starting the topic you will test previous knowledge of the students by means of asking questions, narrating anecdotes, creating appropriate situations.
10) Learning Resources: The teaching learning materials proposed to be used for
better conceptual clarity in learning
11) Learning Process (strategies): The method/technique to be used by you will be pointed out in the lesson plan i.e., inductive- deductive, enquiry, project, problem solving, cooperative/collaborative etc. The focus mostly on Constructivist approach.
12) Introduction: After testing the previous knowledge or adopting some other means you will introduce the lesson to motivate the students for studying the topic
13) Presentation: After introduction of the lesson, you will lead the content material in a logical/sequential order based on the teaching points and opting appropriate strategy so as to help learners to formulate their own knowledge.
a) Continuous/Regular: The learner’s activity, teaching learning materials and
Learning Activities evaluation items will be listed briefly. The organization of the lesson should be interactive encouraging the students to ask questions to the peer and teacher for better comprehension and clarity of the ideas/concepts. Adequate use of examples should be derived from learners’ experience to clarify the concepts/content. The learning situations should be created so as to help the learners to build up knowledge on their own;
b) Blackboard Summary: The brief summation need be derived from the learners at
the end of the lesson
14) Evaluation: Citing examples as to how the content learnt in the classroom is useful in real life situations. (Learning objective based)
a) Home Assignments: Topic-related application based home work to be given to students. The assignment must not be such that learner gets scope copying the answer directly from the text book. At the end, you will sign each plan in the lesson notebook.
15) References: The textbook and other books/materials referenced need to be mentioned which are being used by you to deliver the lesson.

To get the lesson plan format in .pdf format please look at

Lesson Plan