Can you imagine a classroom in India where students don’t rely on their text books but use a tablet/smartphone to gain knowledge? Where teachers utilize smart digital boards to impart lesons instead of the chalk-duster-board method? Where parents check the progress of their children at the click of a button? These are not the realms of folklore anymore and we are seeing the realization of these possibilities in education as the wave of ‘Digital India’ takes over the country in… Continue Reading

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Ever wondered why do we say smelly feet and running nose, and not the other way round? A simple explanation to this question would be that English is a funny and confusing language, where a fat chance and a slim chance would have the same meaning. This can make English a challenging language to learn and understand, especially when it comes to quotations and phrases. One can be left confused with phrases like “pretty ugly” or “fully empty”. While pretty… Continue Reading

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The same mobile devices that teachers once had an objection to using in the classroom are now becoming an integral part of the education system. From laptops to tablets, smartphones to even wearables, schools and universities are trying to see how they can better integrate technology into the learning environment. And BYOD is a feasible and effective, and increasingly popular, way to do so. For the uninitiated, BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. A concept that has been adopted… Continue Reading

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Many of you may beg to differ with what’s been stated in the headline of this blog post. After all, Math is one subject that’s managed to terrorise thousands of students across the country. Just the mere sight of numbers can be discouraging for many and consequently, lead to increased stress, severe parental pressure, and a wrong notion among students that Math is just not their cup of tea. The truth, however, is far from what we read or hear… Continue Reading

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