So, it’s happening. Schools and colleges are now closed in countries like Pakistan and India due to the outbreak of Coronavirus. Yesterday one of my students texts me ‘Sir when our classes will be commencing? And do we have our final exams?’ Similar, questions are asked by parents as well. Everybody is now concern about the recent educational disruption that is happening in different countries, and nobody knows the deadline for this disruption. The question is, how students can continue their education amid such pandemic emergencies, and what role does parent should play in it? Continue reading “How Learning Is Shaping in Schools Across the World Amid Coronavirus Closure”
In my previous post, 5 Ways to Use Social Media in Classrooms (Session 1), I shared 5 ways through which I used social media to involve and engage my students with the lesson. In this post, I will share 5 more ideas of creative use of social media in the classroom. However, before discussing these ideas, I would like to share and answer some of the concerns my colleagues asked me about using social media in the classroom. Their queries helped me to understand better why some teachers feel reluctant to use technologies in their classrooms and believe me, this behaviour shows the level of vigilance and cautiousness teachers follow while planning their lessons.
Question 1: How the use of social media helped student’s participation?
Nowadays, social media now become an essential tool/activity for every individual, including our students. These platforms encourage students who do not usually participate actively in the classroom to participate in their own way. Continue reading “5 More Ways to Use Social Media in Classrooms (Session 2)”
Ever wonder one day you open your computer browser, and you will find your whole ID secrets over the internet? How will you react? But before any reaction, the first thing that struck your mind would be ‘how is it possible?’ Well, in the Dark Net, everything is possible. Being a teacher and an ICT enthusiast, I keep myself updated for the latest tech news and innovative developments in the tech world. Recently I came across a book ‘The Dark Net by Jamie Bartlett in which he explains about a dark Silicon Valley which is hidden from us and very much alive and exist in our very own world wide web. Continue reading “The Dark side of the Internet: The Dark Net”
Websites Collection for Students and Teachers
By Ahmad Amirali
In today’s technological era, where every information is available on a ‘click’, it is important to know the authenticity of virtually-available information. Most of the time people ignored this fact and ended up navigating the wrong source of information. Students are most likely the victim of such, what I may say, ‘virtual heresy’. Keeping this in mind, I gathered more than 100 websites which are useful for both students and teachers who want authentic information. I am sharing these website links on MyReadables. Below is the available link of the website collection page. Continue reading “100+ Websites Collection for Educators and Learners”
Technology has Caught a Drastic Pace in the Past 15 years, and so the Frequency of Spammers in our e-mail Box.
By Ahmad Amirali
Communication between people in distinct race and language becomes possible. People nowadays have become more informed and, thus, this liberation of communication makes them free from seclusion. However, this freedom of advancement also has a price to pay in the form of scams.
Now day’s Electronic Mail or simply email is the most significant part of our lives, and hence email scams are flourished healthily. Email scams or spams normally look like an ordinary email contains proposals, invitations of monetary benefits. Continue reading “Email Scams – To be Proactive rather then Protective.”
Technology vs Child Development
By Ahmad Amirali
Do we ever wonder why majority kids, in western and eastern countries, under 10 to 13 years of age do not like to read books or having trouble engaging in the reading habit? Why some parents, most of the time, keep complaining that their children hate books and prefer to spend time on the internet instead to read some book or article. Is technology ruining your child development? Or is there an understanding gap between the mindset of parents and their children? Continue reading “Technology vs Child Development”