Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Flash Visuals of Concepts to Aid Teaching

Problem : I was teaching the kids at Deepam the concept of 'Force' , some months ago. I had prepared 4 simple examples t0 help students understand , better. I used the blackboard , 'told' them examples - Didn't help them much to 'visualize'. 

I got a couple of kids to 'enact' what i was 'saying' - the kids were able to understand easily. So, clearly, the problem is with 'teaching methods'.

Solution : Develop flash visuals for all concepts from the LKG to Class 12 and beyond.

If someone is aware of any free content on the web, please do let me know.

2 comments:

Karthik Narayan said...

Hey guys, never had so much fun before in our lives. Lookin fwd to next time already!!

Just a few things I noticed + some suggestions:

1. Most of the kids seemed to have enjoyed the quiz as such, but since it was the first time, we put more of the simpler questions; Guess we can up the level as we move on.

2. We need to make the children read more to imagine more, to write more, to visualize a lot more!! So not sure how you are working on their soft skills, but a reading session or something might help big time.

3. Visualization of something is the best thing a child can do - we all did in our own childhood, maybe without too much encouragement. This can be brought about only when we bring out the child in them - ideally this can be like an extempore talking/ paragraph writing etc.

4. You need to have a calendar of events to bring out the talents and to inspire the children - suggest story telling, art competitions with a small reward. Nothing inspires or motivates anyone more than a reward.

will be back with more ideas/ suggestions - if you are ok with it.

Thanks,

KN

Karthikeyan....KK said...

Karthik,

Thanks for your suggestions - We are almost done with the curriculum development. We can share the curriculum with you - it includes the reading / art / collaborative games / speaking etc

Maybe, you could take a look and make suggestions.

Please let us know.

thanks
kk