[27 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
How to protect your child in the free-for-all social media world?

Facebook and Orkut have a huge following among teens and even pre-teens. Children, as young as nine or ten, boast of having a Facebook account and sharing information with ‘online friends’. It’s a shocking reality that parents of the Web 2.0 generation are struggling to grapple with everyday. As with everything in life, prevention (in this case, protection) is much better than crying over spilt milk (or in this case, leakage of very personal information). Parents must take a pro-active approach to monitoring their child’s social media usage without …

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Headline, Parenting »

[27 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
How to protect your child in the free-for-all social media world?

Facebook and Orkut have a huge following among teens and even pre-teens. Children, as young as nine or ten, boast of having a Facebook account and sharing information with ‘online friends’. It’s a shocking reality that parents of the Web 2.0 generation are struggling to grapple with everyday. As with everything in life, prevention (in this case, protection) is much better than crying over spilt milk (or in this case, leakage of very personal information). Parents must take a pro-active approach to monitoring their child’s social media usage without …

Bangalore Schools, Expats »

[21 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

So, you’re on your way to India on an assignment. You’re excited and worried at the same time. Excited to see a new country and experience a new culture. Worried that your kids won’t be able to adjust to the new environment. Are you concerned that your kids may feel uprooted? Do you wonder if they would find new friends? Do you want them to continue their education following the International Baccalaureate curriculum they are so used too?
Here are some ways to make your kids feel at home in …

Bangalore School News, Contests »

[9 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Students from Srishti School win the Best Presentation Award at iGEM Competition

Mentored by Yashas Shetty, Navneet Rai and Mukund Thattai, a team of students from Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology won the “Best Presentation” award at the International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) Competition help on Nov. 2, 2009 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Government Initiatives on Schools »

[8 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

In a historic move towards the betterment of education in government schools, The HRD ministry has proposed Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) in the government school system. The implementation of this proposal will not only put an end to the endless complains about poor quality of education, poor administrative and hygienic condition in government schools, but also give those lakhs of children who study in government schools an opportunity to receive quality education that is on par with private schools.

Government Initiatives on Schools »

[29 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

The Right to Education Act has brought much delight to the poor who are looking forward to get educated or having their wards educated for free through the Right to Education Act. The Act was appreciated by every Indian citizen who hoped to have a larger population of India being educated. Now for the reality check.
The aesthetically appealing “Right to Education” Act apparently comes with a heavy price tag of Rs.1.78 lakh crore. The HRD plans to raise nearly Rs.50000 crore from the Sarve Shikshha Abhiyan(SSA) Fund and expects about …

Education, Government Initiatives on Schools »

[3 Sep 2009 | One Comment | ]
CBSE board reforms set to hone students’ skills

The grading system for the CBSE board is all set to be revamped in an attempt to hone the specific skills of individual students. In this direction, a new system of evaluation that supports Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) based on grades has been approved by the CBSE board. The new grading system comprises of formative and summative assessment of the student, to be done over two terms- during the yearlong academic calendar.
 
Here is a summary of the working of the new grading system:

Education, Government Initiatives on Schools »

[1 Sep 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

HRD minister Kapil Sibal’s idea of core curriculum for science and maths at secondary and higher secondary levels across all education board has received a nod from the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE).
 
According to the suggested educational reforms, the class X option of grading system instead of CBSE will be available only to students who will continue in the same school in class XI. Implementation of this reform will mean that instead of board examinations, greater stress will be placed on a comprehensive and continuous system of education …

Parenting »

[31 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Facebook Guidelines for Parents

People around the world are overwhelmingly using social networking websites to connect to friends and establish business networks. But the seemingly popular practice of social networking also brings with it a lurking fear about the privacy of user details and a possible negative impact on children. The use of social networking sites has reached addictive levels among many users and this is a cause of worry among many parents whose children use social networking sites. The problem is further compounded by the fact that there is no way of …

Education, Government Initiatives on Schools »

[27 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

With the inauguration of the Gayatri Devi Park for special children Near Navrang Theatre, Rajajinagar 2nd Block, Bangalore got its second park designed for mentally and physically challenged children. The park was inaugurated by Rajajinagar MLA and urban development minister S.Suresh Kumar on the 26th of August.

Bangalore School News »

[26 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Screening away the H1N1 (Swine Flu) virus in schools

As the panic over H1N1 virus increased, many schools across the Bangalore city remained closed due the lurking fear of victimizing their students to swine flu. However, the incidence of disease seemed to be rising and schools could not afford to remain shut for their students. In the wake of this situation, flu detecting sensors came to rescue of schools.