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Ekya / August 17, 2023 Posted by : administrator

अगर किसी भी व्यक्ति को किसी भी कार्य में सफलता पानी है तो इसके लिए उसे स्वस्थ होना बहुत ही आवश्यक है, क्योंकि जब तक स्वास्थ्य अच्छा नहीं होगा तब तक सफलता प्राप्त नहीं की जा सकती। किसी भी व्‍यक्ति के सफलता में उसकी जीवन शैली सबसे महत्वपूर्ण होती है,इसलिए किसी भी इंसान को सफल होने के लिए अपनी जीवन शैली या जीवन कौशल को सुधारना सबसे जरूरी होता है। जीवन कौशल वो सकारात्मक योग्यता है जो व्यक्ति को रोजमर्रा की जरूरतों तथा कठिनाइयों से गुजरने में समर्थ बनाती हैं।

क्या है जीवन कौशल? (What is life skill?)

हर इंसान के जीवन में उसका सकारात्मक व्यवहार व आउट-स्पोकन, वह योग्यता होती है जो उसको सफल बनाती है। किसी भी व्यक्ति की आउट-स्पोकन उसके जीवन को दिशा देती है। अगर किसी के जीवन में आउटस्पोकन, समय प्रबंधन, सात्विक चिंतन, संबंधों में सुधार, स्वयं की देखभाल के साथ-साथ पूर्णतावादी होना जैसी जीवन कौशल है, तो वह अपने जीवन में चुनौतियों का सामना कर सकता है।

आउटस्पोकन होना (Be Outspoken)

आउटस्पोकन होना एक ऐसा कौशल है जो हमारी भावनाओं, आवश्यकताओं, इच्छाओं तथा विचारों के स्पष्ट तथा विश्वासपूर्ण संप्रेषण में सहायक होता है। यह ऐसी योग्यता है जिसके द्वारा किसी के निवेदन को स्वीकार करना, किसी विषय पर बिना आत्मचिंतन के अपने मत को अभिव्यक्त करना, प्रेम, क्रोध इत्यादि को अभिव्यक्त करना संभव होता है। यदि आप आउटस्पोकन हैं तो आप में उच्च आत्म-विश्वास एवं आत्म-सम्मान तथा अपनी अस्मिता की एक अटूट भावना होती है।

समय प्रबंधन करना (Time Management)

कोई भी इंसान जिस तरह अपना समय व्यतीत करता है वह आपके जीवन की गुणवत्ता को निर्धारित करता है।। समय प्रबंधन का प्रमुख नियम यह है कि आप जिन कार्यों को महत्व देते हैं उनका परिपालन करने में समय लगाएं या उन कार्यों को करने में जो आपके लक्ष्य प्राप्ति में सहायक हो।

आहार

संतुलित आहार व्यक्ति की मन: स्थिति को ठीक कर सकता है, ऊर्जा प्रदान कर सकता है, मांसपेशियों का पोषण कर सकता है| संतुलित आहार व्यक्ति की रोग प्रतिरोधक क्षमता को मजबूत बना सकता है तथा व्यक्ति को अधिक अच्छा अनुभव करा सकता है। जिससे वह जीवन में आने वाले दबावों का सामना और अच्छी तरह से कर सके।

व्यायाम

व्यायाम ऐसी प्रक्रिया है जिससे हम अपने शरीर की देखभाल करते है। बड़ी संख्या में किए गए अध्ययन, शारीरिक स्वास्थ्य एवं स्वास्थ्य के बीच सुसंगत सकारात्मक संबंधों की पुष्टि करते हैं। व्यायाम जीवन शैली में वह परिवर्तन है जिसे व्यापक रूप से लोकप्रिय अनुमोदन प्राप्त हैं। नियमित व्यायाम वज़न तथा दबाव के प्रबंधन में महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाता है तथा दबाव, दुश्चिंता एवं अवसाद को घटाने में सकारात्मक प्रभाव प्रदर्शित करता है। अच्छे स्वास्थ्य के लिए जो व्यायाम आवश्यक है, उनमें तनाव या खिंचाव वाले व्यायाम जरूरी है। जहाँ खिंचाव वाले व्यायाम शांतिदायक प्रभाव डालते है, वहाँ वायुजीवी व्यायाम शरीर के भाव-प्रबोधन स्तर को बढ़ाते हैं।

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Ms. Shivani Singh
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Ekya Schools, JP Nagar

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Ekya / May 08, 2024

15 English Language Mistakes That You Should Avoid

Although English is a funny language, it has become a global language. It is one of the highest-speaking languages in the world. And to effectively communicate in English is crucial in today’s time. For students, parents, and professionals alike, speaking English confidently and correctly is a necessary skill.  However, speaking in English can be tough, especially for beginners. It takes confidence and knowledge to put sentences together and express your ideas in a language that might not feel comfortable yet. Even as you get better, there are still some common errors in the English language that can sneak into your speech. Most of them aren't a big deal, but sometimes they can cause misunderstandings.  As one of the best CBSE Schools in Bangalore, we’ve identified fifteen common English language mistakes and give you tips on how to fix them, so your next conversation can go more smoothly. 

Not Speaking Enough

One common mistake is not speaking English enough. Many students feel shy to speak English at first, but speaking is one of the best ways to improve your command over the language. Imagine a cricket player who only watches others play but never picks up a bat themselves. They would never get better. The same goes for English. So, don't be afraid to use your voice. Talk with friends, ask questions to teachers in English, or even practice speaking to yourself. The more you speak, the better you'll get. 

Translating from Your Native Language

A common error in the English language many students make is trying to directly translate their thoughts from their native language into English. This is a problem because translations are rarely exact and it takes longer for your brain to do the work. Even if your English is basic, don't worry. Use the expressions and phrases you have learned. Practice using new expressions so they become a part of your regular vocabulary.. 

Emphasizing The Wrong Syllable

Another tricky English language error is emphasizing the wrong syllable. It's like singing a song out of tune. For example, "import" is pronounced as "im-PORT" not "IM-port." Another one is "address" which is pronounced as "a-DRESS" not "AD-dress." These little changes in emphasis can change the meaning of words and make it hard for others to understand.  To improve this, listen carefully to your teachers and make note of how they say the word. The best ICSE schools in Bangalore prioritize proper syllable emphasis in spoken and written English, incorporating it into the grammar lessons. Additionally, you can watch English movies, sitcoms, or cartoons to mimic how they emphasize the syllable. 

Pronouncing Sounds That Aren’t There

Pronouncing sounds that aren't there is a common mistake in English. It happens when we add extra sounds to words. For example, saying "aks" instead of "ask". To avoid this, we need to pronounce words correctly and not add any extra or unnecessary sounds.

Overuse of “Will” for Future

This is one of the most common English grammar mistakes. A lot of students rely too much on the word “will” when composing future sentences. While it may seem like the easiest option, using the more versatile structure of "going to + base form" is actually more appropriate in many situations.  "Will" is best suited for promises, spontaneous decisions, predictions, and future actions beyond the speaker's control. However, when discussing plans for the future, it is more accurate to use "going to". For instance, instead of saying "Tomorrow I will go to the bank," it is correct to say "Tomorrow I am going to the bank."

Adding Unnecessary Words and Missing Necessary Words

Another common English Grammar mistakes that students often make are adding unnecessary words or leaving out necessary ones. These errors can make sentences sound confusing or change their meaning completely. For example, saying "I am agree with you" is incorrect because the verb "agree" doesn't need the helping verb "am" before it.  On the other hand, forgetting a necessary word can also lead to problems. For instance, saying "I looking for a bus to the city center" is incorrect because the word "am" is missing. When talking about something happening right now, we use the Present Continuous tense by adding "am," "is," or "are" before the verb, along with the suffix "-ing." So, a correct version of the sentence would be "I am looking for a bus to the city center." Remember, it's important to use the correct words and structure so that your meaning is clear. 

Saying Incorrect Negative Sentences

Students often make mistakes when forming negative sentences. For instance, saying “I no like pizza" instead of "I don't like pizza." In the Present Simple, to create a negative sentence, we need to use "don't" or "doesn't" before the verb.  It's also important to remember that after "he," "she," or "it," we should use "doesn't" and remove the "-s" ending from the verb. For example, instead of saying "He's not wanting to go," the correct phrasing is "He doesn't want to go." 
  • Using the Wrong Word Order in Questions 
Using the incorrect word order in questions is another common English language mistake. For instance, asking "What you are doing now?" instead of the correct form, "What are you doing now?".  Remember word order is crucial in the English language. In questions, following this pattern is necessary: question word (what) + auxiliary verb (are) + subject (you) + verb (doing) + complement, time, place (now).  Top schools in Bangalore, like Ekya Schools, emphasize the importance of students asking questions in English and providing corrections when necessary. 

Not Using Adverbs

Many beginners don’t use adverbs in their speech. Adverbs are words that describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. They add more details to a sentence and make it more interesting. For example, instead of saying "he ran fast," we can say "he ran quickly." Adverbs help us paint a clearer picture of what is happening. So don't forget to use adverbs in your speech to make it livelier and more descriptive.

 Missing Comma in a Compound Sentence

Not using commas or pauses in a sentence while talking or writing can lead to confusion. It becomes difficult to distinguish between different thoughts or ideas, making the overall communication less clear. A compound sentence is made up of two independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction like "and" or "but."  For example, instead of saying "I went to the store and I bought some apples," we should say "I went to the store, and bought some apples." By using a comma, we can indicate the pause between the two independent clauses. This helps our listeners understand our thoughts and ideas more effectively. So, don't forget to include commas in compound sentences when you're speaking or even writing. 

Faulty sentence structure

Faulty sentence structure is a common English language error that arises when a sentence is not properly constructed. This can make the sentence difficult to read and understand. An example of this error is using too many commas, which can make a sentence disjointed and confusing. Another example is failing to use proper subject-verb agreement, which can make a sentence grammatically incorrect. To avoid this error, it's important to practice constructing sentences with clarity and precision. 

Lack of pronoun

A common error in English is forgetting to use pronouns. Pronouns replace nouns to avoid repetition. For example, instead of saying "John went to the store," just say "He went to the store." Remember to use pronouns like he, she, it, they, we, etc. 

Unnecessary Shift in Verb Tense

It occurs when there is an inconsistent change in verb tense within a sentence, paragraph, or passage. This can confuse the reader and disrupt the flow of the writing. To avoid this error, you should ensure that you maintain a consistent verb tense, making sure that all verbs match in past, present, or future tense. 

nnecessary or Missing Apostrophe 

An unnecessary or Missing Apostrophe is another common error. For example, "it's" is a contraction of "it is" and should not be used to show possession. Instead, "its" without an apostrophe indicates possession. Missing apostrophes result in incorrect pluralization, such as "apple's" instead of "apples".  

Poorly Integrated Quotation

Lastly, poorly Integrated Quotation is a common English grammar mistake. It happens when a quote is not smoothly integrated into a sentence.  For example, "She said, 'I like pizza.' instead of 'She said that she likes pizza.' To fix it, we need to integrate the quote correctly into the sentence. 

It is okay to make mistakes while learning. However, the key is to learn from those mistakes and continuously improve. Learning English may be challenging, but the rewards it brings are immeasurable. By being mindful of grammar mistakes and actively working to avoid them, you can enhance your fluency and communication skills.  So, embrace the learning journey, avoid common English language mistakes, and watch yourself grow more confident and fluent in English.  For exceptional mastery over English , consider Ekya Schools, one the best CBSE schools in Bangalore. Call 080-49609096 for more information about admissions.     

Ekya / May 07, 2024

What Is IGCSE And Is It the Right Choice for My Child?

Every parent wants their child to have the best education, you are no different. However, when finding the right school for your child, you are often presented with a plethora of options. One such option that has grown in popularity in recent years is the IGCSE Schools in Bangalore. It is a globally recognized board and its curriculum is designed to foster holistic growth among students.  As one of the top IGCSE schools in Bangalore, we will explain what IGCSE is and help you decide if IGCSE schools are suitable for your child.

What is IGCSE?

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is an internationally recognized board created by the University of Cambridge in England. It caters to 14–16 year olds (usually grades 9-10) and prepares them for further university studies worldwide. IGCSE courses offer a rich curriculum that tailors to individual strengths and nurtures the skills and competencies of students. Here are some of the benefits of IGCSE schools for your child.

Student-Centric Approach

The IGCSE curriculum is student-centric and fosters creativity. Teachers and students contribute equally to the class, making it an enriching experience. Learning is practical, allowing students to understand concepts better through real-life applications. IGCSE schools encourage students to ask questions, share ideas, and learn collaboratively with their peers. This approach nurtures logical and creative thinking skills in students. 

Preparing for the Universities

One of the major advantages of joining IGCSE schools is that the students here are well-prepared for further studies. This is made possible by the extensive knowledge and benefits that come from a globally standardized education. The students are encouraged to become independent thinkers and learners which is crucial for university studies. IGCSE schools focus on understanding and grasping the concepts rather than just memorizing. These are the traits most universities look for in a student. 

A Community Worldwide

The IGCSE program brings together students from all over the world in a global community. Children learn how to be inclusive and empathetic towards different people and cultures. This helps them develop a broad perspective. The program also allows each child to become a part of a diverse and comprehensive global community.

Inquiry-Based Learning

IGCSE courses foster curiosity in students by emphasizing real-life experiences, exploration, and expression. This encourages children to ask questions and research answers, helping them gain a better understanding of their communities and the world around them.

Rigorous Assessments

Top IGCSE schools in Bangalore such as Ekya Schools offer a rich experience for students with thought-provoking assessments. These include a variety of modes such as oral, written, coursework, and practical assessments. These assessments offer questions of different difficulty levels, enabling students to challenge themselves and discover their strengths and weaknesses. By instilling confidence and boosting morale, the IGCSE curriculum empowers students to plan their future educational journeys. 

Choice of Subjects that Cater to Different Abilities

The IGCSE subjects are designed to meet the needs of different students. With over 70 subjects to choose from, including 30 languages, schools can offer a combination that suits each student. Students must select at least 5 subjects, which include: 
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • Languages
  • Creative, Technical, and Vocational Subjects Students also have a wide range of 30 languages to choose from, including their mother tongue.

Recognized by Universities Across the World

The IGCSE is the most recognized examination qualification across the world. Students with these qualifications are accepted into several countries like the US, UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, and Singapore. Many universities acknowledge and accept the IGCSE curriculum as part of their entrance criteria. The IGCSE opens up opportunities for further vocational education and serves as a strong foundation for employment. Students with IGCSE backgrounds have the necessary abilities that employers value in potential employees.

In conclusion, choosing the best school for your child can be a daunting task considering the number of options today. However, if you think a strong syllabus and robust curriculum are best for your child, IGCSE schools are the way to go. To find the best IGCSE schools near Bannerghatta Road, look no further than Ekya Schools in JP Nagar. Our goal is to give students a well-rounded education that nurtures critical thinking, and creativity along with academic excellence.Join us and allow your child to delve into the stimulating realm of IGCSE subjects, nurturing their personal growth and development along the way.. We're here to shape future leaders with an inclusive and inspiring learning environment.      

Ekya / May 06, 2024

Common Mistakes When Making A Class Presentation

A successful school presentation demands a lot more than just good content. Presentations are more about expressing and explaining things in a creative manner which involves two important parts- the content in an understandable form and its way of presenting it. The second involves speaking skills, presentation skills, voice modulation, and more. Many aspects of class presentation should be taken into consideration. However, there are a few common mistakes that are often committed during its preparation: 

Not Doing Your Research

Whatever topic you choose to present, you need to have a good knowledge about it. Well, that will only come with good research skills. You can do that by getting help from your teacher, the school library, or the Internet. Research not only helps you with better presentation but will also prepare you to answer the questions asked during the question hour.  

Not Making a Proper Introduction

 Whether the presentation is in front of a small group or you are representing your school, a small introduction about yourself along with the topic’s introduction is a must. This not only gives you a great start but also gives the audience an idea of what the presentation is about. To make your introduction a bit more interesting, you can start the presentation with a quote or some statistics to grab attention. 

Lack of preparation for the presentation

Not preparing well before the presentation day may put you in a difficult spot. It is possible that you will present well but you are internally not satisfied with your performance. Well, one of the best ways to prepare is to at least go through the content twice. Practice in front of the mirror or ask your parents to be the audience during the preparations. This way, you will get to know your weak areas and work more on them. You will be fully prepared to capture the attention of the audience with your confidence and speaking skills. 

Confident Body Language

Confidence is the key to a good presentation. It is not something that will develop overnight, we need to work on it. As per a study, poor body language affects your confidence. You need to understand that your language speaks a lot about your personality. With good content and strong body language, confidence reflects automatically. For class presentations, you can practise hand movements and voice modulation. Another important point that should not be ignored is maintaining eye contact with the audience. Before the final presentation day, it is advisable to practice in front of a mirror.

Not Being Engaging

 If you want your audience to understand the presentation well, then keep it engaging. A presentation full of text will make it boring so, to keep a balance between the infographics and text to make it more interesting and engaging. If possible, minutes of video related to your topic. This will keep your audience entertained. Remember whenever on stage  it is your responsibility to keep your audience engaged sensibly without going off-track. 

Inconsistent Slides

 Presenting slides in a good way demands a perfect framework that involves a lot of things and often focusing on one aspect might lead to ignoring others. Here are a few common slide mistakes made during the presentation. 
  1. Overcrowding the slides: It is one of the most common presentation mistakes often committed by students. You need to understand that for presentation “less is more” fits perfectly. Instead of too much text, visuals should be used. Instead of paragraphs, pointers should be used. Using different colours also makes the presentation interesting.
  2. Reading directly from the slides: Reading directly from the slides only projects you as underconfident and unprepared. Although it might seem a little tempting and an easier option, the best is to make small pointers of important topics on which you want to talk.
  3. Complicated data: Data should be presented in a way that the written content becomes more understandable. For this Pie charts or bar graphs in different colours can be used. 
  4. Not maintaining the hierarchy: Arranging the slides haphazardly
  5.  only confuses the students. It will distract them as there will be less clarity regarding the points. 

Going Off-Topic

Many times you might go off-topic to make your point more clear during the presentation. But as a presenter, you need to understand that class presentations and question sessions should be done within a time limit. For this students need to maintain the flow as per the hierarchy and should have an idea about which points need more explanation than the others. This will only come with a few practice sessions before your final day. 

Not being prepared for feedback and questions

 Once you finish your presentation, allow your audience to put their doubts in front of you. This way not only will your audience get a chance to clarify their doubts but you will also learn to tackle difficult questions. Sometimes, if you have no answer or are in doubt about the question, it is ok to accept and consider returning with better research next time.  As a presenter, you need to keep the flow of your presentation in a positive direction and end it on a positive note. It leaves a good impression on the audience. Keeping a way forward slide at the end is a good way to end. You can also present an idea about a drive you want to start in your school related to some global concern. But make sure everything is related to your topic of presentation. Nothing should go off-track.

If you are searching the internet with terms like- the best schools in Bengaluru or ICSE schools in Bangalore, CBSE syllabus schools consider Ekya Schools. We are among the leading schools in Bangalore, offering the best quality education. Our Understanding by Design (UbD) framework curriculum is designed in a way that caters not just to the academic requirements of a student but simultaneously builds the overall personality of the student.  We encourage students to actively participate in co-curricular and other group activities like presentations. This helps in building confidence and developing skills like speaking skills, presentation skills, tackling questions, and more. We have expert faculty that prepares our students for holistic development. At Ekya, different school clubs also help students develop different skills such as music, dance, coding, debating, and more.  Hopefully, the above information will be helpful.      
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#TeacherBlogger: Importance of Lifeskills for students By Ms. Pooja Nagpal, Ekya Schools, JP Nagar

Life Skills

Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what matters is best Bob Talbert.

Education

As the quote says, we can teach kids to count, read, write, and learn about the world, but it is also essential to teach them how to live in this world. Life skills education is a significant way to lead one's life as one ought to lead to be justified to others and oneself. It is a pointer to one's development in diverse dimensions—physical, mental, emotional, social, aesthetic, cultural, etc. To deal with stress, anxiety, day-to-day problems, behavioural issues, and many such social situations, Life Skills are of help. Being a branch of social psychology, the subject of life skills concentrates on the social behaviour of human beings in different social situations.

Definition

The abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.

Life skills are essential for every individual, especially for students. These skills equip students with the necessary tools to succeed personally and professionally.

Reasons for Teaching Life Skills

Life Skills Education contributes to primary education, gender equality, democracy, good citizenship, child care and protection, the promotion of lifelong learning, quality of life and peace. The skills must be repeated again and again. Thus, the knowledge is remembered repetitively, making the brain remember 90% of the information. Hence the need to repeat, recap, reinforce and review.

Students should develop essential life skills to enhance their well-being and success:

  • Decision-making
  • Critical thinking
  • Interpersonal relationship skills
  • Self-awareness-building skills
  • Empathy
  • Coping with stress and emotions

Decision-making skills

You can practice and improve by learning a good decision-making process emphasizing how you decide, not what you choose. Everyday life is an endless sequence of decisions. Good decision-makers are those who overcome biases that might affect their choice. Employers expect managers to make excellent choices based on facts and data rather than intuitions. Decision-making is the thought process of selecting a logical choice from available options. Rational decision maximizes our chances of happiness, successful living and fulfilment.

Critical Thinking: Critical thinking will enable you to express your thoughts, ideas, and beliefs better. Better communication helps others to understand you better, resulting in less frustration for both of you. Critical thinking fosters creativity and out-of-the-box thinking that can be applied to any area of your life. Students should develop the ability to question, reason, and use logic and evidence.

Interpersonal Skills: Interpersonal skills are essential for students to develop as they build relationships. Students should learn to listen actively, empathize, negotiate, and resolve conflicts.

Time Management Skills: Time management skills are crucial for students, as they need to balance their academic, social, and personal lives. Students should learn to prioritize their tasks, set goals, and manage their time effectively to meet deadlines and achieve their objectives.

Leadership Skills: Leadership skills are essential for students to develop as they prepare to take on leadership roles in their personal and professional lives. Students should learn to communicate effectively, delegate tasks, inspire and motivate others, and make tough decisions.

Self-awareness: Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity. It is a necessary skill for coping with life's inevitable obstacles and one of the key ingredients to success and learning to bounce back and bounce forward. Resilience skills are essential for students to develop when facing challenges and setbacks. Students should learn to bounce back from failures, cope with stress, and adapt to change.

Students must develop life skills as they prepare for their personal and professional lives. These skills allow them to attain their objectives, establish healthy relationships, and lead fulfilling lives. By becoming independent learners who can manage change, take accountability for their work, and lead others, students are better equipped to produce outstanding results. Moreover, acquiring essential life skills can help individuals navigate life's challenges effectively. Remembering that good mental health is vital to overall well-being is critical.

By Ms. Pooja Nagpal Teaching Staff Ekya Schools, JP Nagar

Ms. Pooja Nagpal

ChatGPT And Beyond: How To Handle AI In Schools

"Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower," says Alan Kay, the most renowned American computer scientist, and some of them consider him the father of the personal computer.

What is AI?

What is AI

Before dwelling into ChatGPT, in simple terms, let us understand AI or Artificial Intelligence."Artificial Intelligence is the science of making machines think like humans," says Aruna Pattam, an AI and Data Science expert. says Alan Kay, the most renowned American computer scientist, and some of them consider him the father of the personal computer.

AI can process large amounts of data, similar to humans but slightly more efficiently. It reads the data, understands its underlying pattern and structure, and provides relevant and refined outputs.

Unveiling ChatGPT

Unveiling ChatGPT

ChatGPT is a conversational language model. In simple terms, an AI that answers questions or performs text-based tasks. All the results produced by ChatGPT are text-based. Other AI models can create images, audio, and video outputs.

How is ChatGPT different from Google

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Google is a search engine, i.e., it continuously collects and updates a vast collection of information from various sources on the internet. This information includes audio, video, images, and text, and it covers a wide range of topics contributed by people from different fields.

ChatGPT's Large Language Model (LLM) is trained on an extensive and diverse dataset, including books, articles and websites. Unlike Google, it does not rely on external internet sources to generate answers.

What Role Does AI Play in Education?

The topic of AI in education has sparked numerous debates, particularly concerning its impact on the population that relies on rote learning and memory-based assessments as the primary means of cultivating creativity and cognitive intelligence. "The traditional education systems centred around these practices are on the verge of becoming obsolete as the demand for progress in dynamic, immediate learning experiences is set to surge significantly."

Ekya Schools has always believed in preparing students for future challenges and equipping them with skills and knowledge to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Our response to the challenge posed by AI tools like ChatGPT, Midjourney, Perplexity, Curipod, and Slides AI.io impacting assessments and learning methods has been to embrace digital transformation in education. This proactive approach benefits both educators and students.

AI for Educators

Our passionate educators and curriculum designers are eternal learners, constantly finding ways to manage time while improving lesson plans, presentation skills, and curriculum by integrating the newest pedagogical approaches and technology in classrooms.

"The role of AI in education is simply as a tool to augment and not replace human skills."

At Ekya Schools, we see AI as a complementary educational aid for both educators and students.

Top AI tools for better classroom teaching:

1. gotFeedback by gotLearning - to generate personalised feedback for students

2. Conker - to quickly create multiple choices, read and respond, and fill-in-the-blank quizzes.

3. ChartGPT - to convert texts into charts and graphs.

4. Expontum - a quick way to identify knowledge gaps and previous research projects.

5. Magicschool.ai - assists in various tasks such as lesson planning, differentiation, assessment creation, composing Individualised Education Programs (IEPs), enhancing communication clarity, and more.

6. ChatGPT - allows the exploration of new teaching methods, provides quick answers, generates resources and ideas to conduct interactive activities and more.

Educators benefit by establishing a creative and profoundly interactive classroom environment through AI-based software. Such sessions undoubtedly enhance student engagement, effectively boosting their ability to apply their skills to real-life challenges.

AI for Students

Significant aspects of students' learning process, such as cognition and comprehension, retention and memory, application and transfer, critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity and innovation, collaboration and communication, self-regulation and more, are addressed and met in experiential classroom learning.

"Undoubtedly, AI has opened up a new avenue and learning methods for students."

Key learning developments using AI:

1. Personalised Learning Paths - Learning can now be tailored for the success of each student based on the skills, talent and versatility they possess.
Example: ChatGPT, Knewton Alta & Stepwise Math

2. Focused Practice for Improvement - AI will tailor quizzes and other practice exercises for gradual improvement based on a student's learning pace.
Example: Yippity

3. Visual Mapping - Visual learning, the most effective method for understanding and retaining information, is now possible across all subject areas, significantly enhancing children's learning capacities.
Example: SlidesAI.io & Curipod

4. Collaborative Learning - Students can now collaborate with anyone from anywhere in the world, breaking down geographical barriers and fostering a global exchange of ideas and perspectives.
Example: Kailo Edu

5. Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Learning - AI's ability to simplify complex concepts and ideas has allowed students to learn from and understand renowned published work from across the globe.
Example: AskYourPDF, Perplexity

"Text-based AI like ChatGPT has simplified and enriched students' learning process."

Using diverse AI tools has allowed them to re-analyse and restructure their learning pattern, expand and correct their knowledge, and elevate their ideas through beautifully visual and simplified text-based content.

ChatGPT and School Assignments

With the introduction of ChatGPT, simple assignments such as "Write an essay on Pollution" or "Briefly elaborate on the life and works of Shakespeare" no longer pose a challenge for students. To truly encourage the imaginative capacities of those young minds, educators must venture beyond the confines of what ChatGPT can easily and quickly generate.

"ChatGPT allows students to leverage vase databases to improve their learning."

Here's how students can use ChatGPT to optimise their assignments:

1. Factual Accuracy - Students can now be accurate in their assignments and learn beyond what is taught in class.

2. Enhanced Creativity - To get those extra points from the teacher or impress their friends, students can be extra creative in how they draft their essays.

3. Critical Feedback - Once they write an essay, they can upload it to ChatGPT, asking for constructive feedback, which improves their writing strategies, conversation style and tonality over time.

4. Improve Writing - Great writing exercises from ChatGPT allow children to hone their writing skills consistently. Even if children copy lines generated by AI, they unconsciously practise the most formal way of writing.

5. Ask Right Questions - Asking writing questions only improves one's critical thinking ability and problem-solving skills, and it is possible when children provide prompts to ChatGPT to generate answers.

Students can utilise ChatGPT by OpenAI to guide themselves in creating the best and most creative assignments.

Merging Tradition with Technological Progress for Holistic Growth

Amid the march of technology, with generative AI models now at our fingertips, evaluating work and encouraging active student participation is challenging. Nonetheless, the vision and mission of Ekya Schools is to embrace digital evolution by integrating these advancements into the ongoing learning areas while reshaping and reThinking traditional schooling to foster a community of learners, thinkers, doers and changemakers.

A few heartwarming moments of progress in traditional learning that have taken place within and beyond classrooms:

  • Design Thinking - to foster critical thinking, insight identification, collaborative ideation, learning from failures and risk-taking.
  • Aryaman 2023 - Pushing boundaries for a cause.
  • Collaborative Friendship Anthem - celebrating the harmonious melody of friendship with a song from our hearts
  • Spell Bee - Young linguists weave a web of words!

Ekya is one of the best schools in Bangalore where children find a world beyond the boundaries of classrooms; 5 campuses spread across Bengaluru - Ekya BTM, Ekya Byrathi, Ekya ITPL, Ekya NICE Road, Ekya JP Nagar. To learn more about our pioneering education and learning philosophy, visit us at www.ekyaschools.com, find your closest campus here or reach us at 080-46809096.

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