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Be Game
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Teacher Insights
July 23, 2021 Friday 10:39:07 IST

Be Game

Is playing games just a pastime for people who have nothing to do or a leisure activity to take away stress of work or learning?  In 2010, gamification expert Jane McGonigal in her TedTalk, Gaming Can Make a Better World, said that people spent 3 billion hours on gaming per week and the world needs to devote 21 billion hours of gaming per week to solve real world problems. The only recorded history of gaming solving a real problem is that of Lidia where people survived for 18 years of famine by spending alternate days fully involved with game of dice, knucklebones and ball so that they don't feel hunger and save the scarce food resources.Despite games mostly solving virtual world problems, Jane McGonigal believes that the optimism, happiness, building social

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Expert Counsel
July 20, 2021 Tuesday 11:47:36 IST
The Nine Dash Line

The Nine Dash Line

Wars have traditionally been fought for control over parcels of land considered to be of strategic importance or thought to be of significant worth on account of natural resources. It is only seldom that nations have fallen foul of each other over ownership of water bodies, and in particular seas and oceans. The dispute over South China a

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Teacher Insights
July 19, 2021 Monday 12:28:17 IST
Bird Book for Children to Love Nature

Bird Book for Children to Love Nature

The University of Leeds has published a children’s book titled The Mysterious Bird in the Moonlight on nightjar bird and intended to make children love nature. Nightjar with its soundless flight, large eyes and the wide bill has given rise to folklore myths for centuries. The bird with its mottled plumage is inactive by day. Their numbe

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Teacher Insights
July 19, 2021 Monday 12:24:41 IST
Universal Lunch Makes Students Healthier

Universal Lunch Makes Students Healthier

Universal student lunch programmes were found to make students healthier and increase their lifetime income by 3%, according to a study by Lund University and Stockholm University. Sweden had implemented free lunch programmes since the 1940s offering nutritious food to children. It had a positive impact on the height of the students, thei

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Teacher Insights
July 19, 2021 Monday 12:22:56 IST
Physical Activity Boosts Self Regulation

Physical Activity Boosts Self Regulation

A new study done by researchers at University of Cambridge among 4043 children in UK has shown that greater degree of physical activity was linked to greater emotional regulation, but not behavioural regulation at the ages of 7, 11 and 14. For 7 year olds, physical activity positively predicted emotional regulation skills resulting in hig

Editor’s Note : Thought for the week

“If we want to prepare our kids for their future, we cannot be stuck in the past” - Eric Sheninger, former school Principal, Author of Disruptive Thinking in our Classrooms Quotes

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National Edu News
July 23, 2021 Friday 03:07:22 IST
IIT Hyderabad and PharmCADD signed a pact for the co-development of new drugs

IIT Hyderabad and PharmCADD signed a pact for the co-development of new drugs

PharmCADD, AI and Physics/Quantum-based drug discovery company, has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad for co-developing new drugs and advancing the platform technology, pharmulatorTM. PharmCADD has founded a local corporation in India last month and is intensively hiring competent

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National Edu News
July 21, 2021 Wednesday 06:34:35 IST
Pallikkutam GlobalConnect#3 on 'Innovative Tools for Effective Teaching'

Pallikkutam GlobalConnect#3 on 'Innovative Tools for Effective Teaching'

Pallikkutam GlobalConnect's third episode on the topic: Innovative Tools for Effective Teaching, will be held via Zoom on Friday, the 23rd of July 2021 from 6 PM to 7.15 PM. The first session will be led by Dr Meenakshi Narula, Principal, Shemford Futuristic K-12 School, UP, MIE Trainer and Founder Mentoring the Mentors. Michael Francis-Devine, Gro

Get your Science and Tech fix

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Science Innovations
July 17, 2021 Saturday 11:47:44 IST
Wall-E in the Making!

Wall-E in the Making!

Makes no sense! That is what I mumbled when browsing through essay prompts in my daughter’s college applications - "How will you change the world?"! I thought it was beyond the limits of an 11th grader. But, next year, when we were looking for a science project for my son Navneeth, it made perfect sense! We decided to do something that could chan

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Science Innovations
July 15, 2021 Thursday 01:03:15 IST
IIT Hyderabad’s Prof Shiv Govind Singh develops “COVIHOME”

IIT Hyderabad’s Prof Shiv Govind Singh develops “COVIHOME”

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Researchers’ Prof Shiv Govind Singh, Department of Electrical Engineering, has developed an Artificial Intelligence-powered COVID-19 test that can be performed at an affordable cost at home after commercialization and required ICMR approval. This test kit can produce results within 30 minutes for both symp

Looking Ahead

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Creative Living
April 09, 2021 Friday 02:02:28 IST
Breaking the Vicious Circle

Breaking the Vicious Circle

Humans are not always tolerant towards deviations from the accepted norms and standards of the society. Nature, on the other hand is the harbinger of diversity, which is essential for its healthy evolution.This inherent conflict between the humans and the nature constitute the fundamental predicament of life. Such conflicts are especially severe fo

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Creative Living
March 17, 2021 Wednesday 11:23:10 IST
Challenging Gender Boundaries

Challenging Gender Boundaries

A vast majority of humans have clear gender definitions, supported by their physical, psychological and social environments. However, approximately 3% of the population is estimated to be on the borderlines when it comes to gender expression, which radically depends on their SitzimLeben. People belonging to these gender minorities have been de

Welcome to Rajagiri Round Table Conference

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Round Table July 08, 2021 Thursday 12:05:16 IST
Emergence of Phygital Learning Spaces

Emergence of Phygital Learning Spaces

Our schools were evolving from a black-board centric learning to 'Smart Classrooms' enabling interactive learning with White Boards. However, the Covid pandemic accelerated the shift to digital learning requiring the use of more mobile apps or computer devices and network connectivity. Now with Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) an