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Games

Gaming as a Learning technology

I was watching Jane McGonigal’s TED talk and her logic of gaming being a parallel learning track for this generation’s youth is pretty convincing. For example, a researcher at CMU through a survey has found that by the age of 21, a youngster has put in almost 10,000 hours of online gaming. Add to it […]

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Education Personal

Pearly whites

How many of us can boast of teeth like these? The ones that razzle and dazzle the onlooker. I certainly cannot!! In fact, back when I was a b-schooler, I had to perform emergency surgery and get one of my wisdom teeth removed .. the reason – it had rotted away due to some infection. […]

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Education Personal

Remember the Teacher

I was reading my feeds when I came across – A Teacher on the Front Line as Faith and Science Clash and Now THERE’s a Teacher Takes you back to movies like To Sir, with Love, doesn’t it? Just that the students are not half that bad. What often moves or works against the teacher […]

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Education

Solving the wrong problem

Well its all over the news … just read it in today’s news. There is now going to be an OBC quota for IIMs, question one should be asking really is – Why do you need reservation in a premier post-graduation institute? So now, they (Arjun Singh and his myopic HRD cronies) have increased the […]

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Education

64 = 65?

I am damn right confused!! What is wrong with this figure … geometrically, an area of 64 sq. units is now converted into 65 sq. units. How!?! Got any bright ideas on this? I do. I think it is violating the Basic Proportionality Theorem (BPT). Since it is assuming that 3/8 = 5/13 (the colored […]