When, back in kindergarten, you were asked to draw a house, what would you do? Draw a rectangle with a triangle on top of it. (Hopefully, most of you did this, unless you were super creative and made a circular pumpkin house) But why did you draw the triangle on top and not the other way round? Probably because it didn’t seem right.
This ability to reason, interpret and visualise the shape, direction, location and orientation of objects and their relative position in space, is called Spatial thinking. …
Do you know the difference between a student and a teacher? (No, not the age)
Students are those creatures who freak out a day before the examination. And teachers are those who freak out a day after the examination. Why? Well, you won’t understand the pain of teachers until you are in their shoes.
When you have a huge pile of answer sheets to be corrected, stacked in front of you, you too would want to rebuke your younger self for choosing this profession.
It’s not just about the time required, it’s also about the level of patience. How desperately…
What is innovation? It has been aptly described as “See what everybody sees, then think what nobody thought”.
An innovative mindset is what the world requires today. We have always stressed the importance of 21st-century skills, one among which is innovation. In order to solve the problems that are constantly threatening our well being, an innovative mindset is a must.
Tony Wagner, the author of ‘Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World’ had said,
“The average child asks 100 questions a day. But by the time a child is 10 or 12 years old, he…
Do you know what important lesson Physics teaches us? Take t=0 when you want to solve the problem. Similarly, whenever you have a task at hand to complete, the first thing you have to do is to start it. It’s not difficult to continue working on a task till its completion, but the most difficult part is to start it. (Science got my back; the law of inertia, you know)
But why does it ask us to start from the initial point, that is t=0? Because, practically speaking, the earlier you start, the greater advantage you have. A professional ballet…
What if Picasso had a silicon microchip instead of a paintbrush? Or what if Charles Babbage used a canvas and colors? Doesn’t sound right, is it?
That is what has been the accepted viewpoint since centuries.
Arts and Science — are the two contrasting streams either of which students pursue in their higher education.
There has always been a cold fight for superiority, without understanding that these streams, in reality, complement each other.
There were times when people who pursued Arts considered the other group as machines in human form with no feelings, while the latter considered them as carefree…
Now, when you read the topic, what is the first thing that pops up in your mind?
A continuation of the age-old debate on whether technology is a boon or a bane? Arguments and counter-arguments? Listing the merits, adding personal views in a desperate attempt to make it interesting? And then finally ending it all with a few generic sentences because there’s no firm conclusion?
Sounds boring and monotonous… isn’t it?
This is the era of advertisement. It is truly said that something which is publicized at the peak, that is what people seek.
Advertising a product isn’t wrong. In fact, it is important in the sense that it helps spread the word and informs people about the new product. Imagine if there were no television commercials, you wouldn’t be so easily informed about the new launches, the new products, you wouldn’t be able to know about anything in fact!
But the problem arises when this medium of conveying information starts exaggerating things and makes misleading, if not false, promises (just…
Humans defeated by a goldfish!
Are we on the verge of retrogressive evolution?
Attention span is, in simple words, the continuous-time interval for which you can hold a thought in your mind. And this seems to be decreasing these days, owing to unhealthy lifestyles — addiction to social media, smartphones, and almost no physical activity. Now ‘physical activity’ reminded me of yesterday’s incident. I was on the way to the gym and was late as usual (nothing to be proud of, I guess). I was almost there, had to cross the road and walk past the bakery, and would have……
No, it’s not about Istituto Marangoni (not at all). This is the new method being implemented to provide the necessary boost to creativity and problem-solving skills. It is an indispensable skill for young minds who will be innovators of tomorrow!
Design thinking is basically the term used to refer to a mindset that seeks innovation and creativity in every aspect. It was popularised by David Kelley through his design firm IDEO and his Stanford’s d.school.
Knowing answers to the predefined questions and modifying them isn’t enough. We need to find solutions to the new problems which the future threatens to…
In our earlier article where we explained STEM Education, we talked about how the ‘T’ was short for Technology and STEM uses software as well as hardware to accomplish Project-Based Learning. We at Turing Ninjas actually use STEM to teach young children programming and therefore wanted to emphasize how much of a role coding plays in STEM Education.
It is a fact that we interact with technology all-day. In fact, the average US citizen spends nearly 12 hours and 7 minutes on major media. Children of the 21st-Century i.e. …
Code to the future!