Friday, 15 June 2018

Presentation by Newtown Middle School, USA

On Monday 11 June, I was able to connect with Joe McNulty's students at Newtown Middle School, Pennsylvania, USA. Thanks to my mentor Sebastian Panakal.
  • The students were presenting on History of Computers. I was one of the judges!! 
  • When will my friends be able to connect globally and present to them, I wondered.




A few days ago, SP had a discussion with teachers of New Town Middle School about promoting tourism while arranging connected learning sessions.


Joe McNulty, his online colleague, has been arranging "Virtual Tourist to Kerala" and he sent the following slideshow.




Two years ago, Sebastian Panakal had a Press Meet to announce his pet project - Responsible Tourism in Kerala. He uses Tourism as his language learning topic curriculum, ensuring cross disciplinary mastery for his students.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Sequel to Udaharanam Sujatha

Manju Warrier's Movie, Udaharanam Sujatha has a sequel now - Tessy Kunjappu!
My very own mother!

"Udaharanam Tessy", thanks to Roslinda Teacher, Principal of e-Learners' Hub who  sent their Master Trainer to me to empower my family!

 

Why do I make this patronising (or egoistic) statement? Here is why.

My mother joined me in my lessons, each one teach one to make the whole family get ahead. Thanks to her drive, the whole family is on to online work from home! Father, mother and daughter became Microsoft Innovative Educator. We make an awesome threesome. My parents challenged us to be MIEs. (Whisper: Ryan Dane, my brother, could not reach there yet!) 

My mother decided to teach Pacha Malayalam to Non Resident Kerala children online. In the movie, mother learns together with her daughter; so did we!



Amma rose to the challenge, became an Online Teacher. She asked me to help her learn.
Lovingly cunning! I had to learn to teach her!

My mother is a Post Graduate. She now aims for second innings.

 It was Anne Mirtschin and Steve Sherman who inaugurated Women of Wiki's project. Here is Anne's presentation to Women of Wiki on Womens' Day 2018 at Kozhikode.



Anne's Presentation on International Women's Day from GeoGebra Institute of Kerala
As an HLWS member, I regularly follow activities of my Personal Learning Network.

Roslinda Teacher is in charge of Women of Wiki's Calicut Centre. Global launch was on 26 Jan '18. The day is Republic Day of India and Australia Day; an auspicious day for the launch!







Anne Mirtschin inaugurated Women Of Wiki, Calicut. She did it from Australia, where she was celebrating Australia Day at her school. Skype is an amazing tool for connected learning. As Skype Master Teacher, Anne used Skype to meet and greet Women of Wiki at Calicut.

As the leader of HLWS student members in India, I could be on flight to Taiwan and Malaysia on the Cultural Exchange!


I shall try my very best to take my family with me to Malaysia and Taiwan on our cultural exchange.

e-Learners Hub, in charge of cultural exchange from Kerala, decides whom to take on the Cultural Exchange. Best performers can! I am banking on that.

Steve Sherman, facilitates Women of Wiki's Calicut Centre from South Africa on 26 Jan 2018.


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Steve Sherman interviews global achievers regularly.
Here is Steve Sherman's Sway, he prepared for his application to become a MIE Expert.

I too am working on becoming a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert.

Steve is a TED presenter. I am getting ready to start a TED ED CLUB, thanks to HLWS!


Megha Krishnan, a Microsoft Innovative Educator like me. She got her MIE certificate from e-Learners' Hub, Kozhikode.

Megha's pic is at the bottom right in the filmstrip of Living Maths Interview with Prof Chinsamy Turan. Her aim is to be a scientist at Indian Space Research Organisation.

She now is a probationary member of Hello Little World Skypers, Juniors.
Proud to say, I became a member of HLWS, two years ago!

Sunday, 2 March 2014

തീരദേശത്ത് ഒരു വിജയഗാഥ

റാണി ചേച്ചിയും ജോസഫ്‌ ചേട്ടനും മാനാശ്ശേരിയില്‍ ആണ് താമസം. ജോസഫ്‌ ചേട്ടന്‍റെ അമ്മ ബേബി ആന്‍റിയും അവരോടൊപ്പം തന്നെ.

റാണി ചേച്ചി ഒരു വിമന്‍ ഓഫ് വിക്കി കേന്ദ്രം തുടങ്ങാന്‍ തെയ്യാര്‍ ആവുകയാണ്.

ആദ്യപടി വിദേശ സ്കൂളുകളുമായി  സഹകരിക്കുക തന്നെ. തായ്‌വാനിലെ  ലിന്‍ ലിന്‍ എന്ന ടീച്ചറിന്‍റ ക്ലാസ്സില്‍ ആദ്യമായി റാണി ചേച്ചി പങ്കെടുത്തു.



അന്നത്തെ ക്ലാസ്സില്‍ സോണിയ ആന്‍റിയും പങ്കെടുത്തു.

അവര്‍ രണ്ടുപേരും ഫോട്ടോകള്‍ കൊണ്ട് സ്ലൈഡ് ഉണ്ടാക്കുവാനും, വിഡിയോ ഉണ്ടാക്കുവാനും പടിക്കുന്നതേ ഉള്ളു. അത് കൊണ്ട്, എന്‍റെ ബ്ലോഗ്ഗില്‍ നിന്നും അവര്‍ക്ക് ഈ വിഡിയോയും, താഴെയുള്ള സ്ലൈഡ്കളും ഡൌണ്‍ലോഡ് ചെയ്ത് ഉപയോഗിക്കാന്‍ ഞാന്‍ അനുവാദം കൊടുത്തു.

ഇതേ വിഡിയോ ലിന്‍-ലിന്‍ ടീച്ചര്‍ സ്കൂളിന്‍റെ ബ്ലോഗ്ഗിലും ചേര്‍ത്തിട്ടുണ്ട്!!

ആദ്യ ദിവസം തന്നെ ആഗോള സ്കൂളുകളുമായി സംസാരിച്ചതിന്‍റ സന്തോഷത്തിലാണ് ബേബി ആന്‍റിയും , റാണി ചേച്ചിയും.

Free Technology for Teachers: Best of the Web 2014


Tuesday, 25 February 2014

അഭിനന്ദനങ്ങള്‍ - അവര്‍ ലേഡീസ്, എഴിപ്പുറം സ്കൂള്‍!!





കേരളത്തിലെ ആദ്യ ബാച്ച് ഓണ്‍ ലയിന്‍ വിദ്യാര്‍ഥികള്‍ അവര്‍ ലേഡീസ് സ്കൂളില്‍ നിന്നായിരുന്നു.



എഴിപ്പുറം സ്കൂളിലെ കുട്ടികള്‍ ഓണ്‍ ലയിനില്‍ റഷ്യന്‍ വിദ്യാര്‍ഥികളെ കൂട്ടുകാരാക്കി ആടുകയും, പാടുകയും ഒക്കെ ചെയ്തിട്ടുണ്ട്.

നന്മയുടെ നാള്‍വഴികളില്‍ കൂടുതല്‍ ദൂരം നടക്കാന്‍ എല്ലാ ആശംസകളും ഞങ്ങള്‍ നിങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് ഏകുന്നു.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Inviting Lin-lin

Yesterday I watched a Christmas Song by students of Lin-lin, a teacher in Taiwan.
I want to invite those friends to my presentation on 14th.

So I make this blog to tell them to join me.



Monday, 6 January 2014

Wiki Ambassador Aleena Maria

My father told me about Open Education Resources.  This University has

  1. FREE ONLINE LEARNING materials
  2. Volunteer teachers to help the learners
  3. Arrangements to test the learner
  4. Arrangement to issue certificate










The only expense is the Online Exam Fee and some other costs!

So, I told the teachers and friends to use WikiEducator and Open Education Resources to learn better.
I also plan to help Hotel Malabar Court. I want to visit the hotel, shoot photographs of the rooms and write about the hotel in my blog.

I will ask my father to take me and my friends to Hotel Malabar Court. We will shoot the hotel.

I also made a YouTube video with the slides, with the help of +Sebastian Panakal and my brother +ryan dane

Learning is fun!
Blogging is fun!

Friday, 3 January 2014

Connecting Classrooms

Today, I was lucky to talk to Katherine Zablatnik.
My time here was evening and I was getting ready for tea. Their time there was noon and they were getting ready for lunch.

Ms. Katherine invited us for lunch. How sad. We cannot eat lunch online!!
Here is my video of the Skype chat.