The School Weekly – 10th August 2020

Virtual School Functioning

Academics

Unit Test II was conducted in Google Forms on Google Classroom 

Professional Development:

Training sessions are conducted by HODs to update and upgrade revised syllabus. 

 E-Learning weekly training sessions: 

Virtual Labs, O-Labs training were conducted and the labs will be used after Unit Test- II. 

Half Yearly Practical will be conducted in the virtual labs. 

Posts from our Educators

Language and Learning 

Bilingual, tri-lingual, multilingual or vernacularism how does it impact learning?

While the world is imbibing the idea of bilingual learning, India has practiced tri-lingual learning since ages. Most of the Indian students learn three languages by default; English, Hindi and the mother tongue which is the vernacular language. India has a rich heritage of languages; most Indians speak multiple languages. 

Learning of the mother tongue happens naturally through interactions within the family, mother tongue develops a comfort and warmth towards people and towards learning. Mother tongue greatly impacts on developing the cultural, social and personal identities of children. 

Research has proven that kids who learn in their mother tongue develop creativity and a better sense of critical thinking. Children with a strong foundation in their mother tongue can accept the structure of their language and use this knowledge to pick up other languages more easily. Former President A.P.J Abdul Kalam has favoured imparting science education to children in vernacular languages to encourage creativity and enable easy grasp of subjects.

Language is a pathway to communicate thoughts, ideas, information and data. Creativity, innovations, critical thinking are the keys to success and to build these the core subjects should be taught in a language which the child understands, as only then he or she will be able to create. Children should be treated like humans and not like robots. If things are taught in their native language, they will learn the toughest of the things.

To state a fact, most of our scientists working in ISRO have had their schooling in vernacular languages. A language can never be a hindrance in the path of success.

Rajeshree Shihag

शिक्षा और कोविद -१९

कोविद -१९ महामारी के कारण, देश भर की राज्य सरकारों ने स्कूलों, कॉलेजों और विश्वविद्यालयों को अस्थायी

रूप से बंद कर दिया। मौजूदा स्थिति के आधार पर, यह नही कहा जा सकता है कि यें अब कब खुलेंगी। जब स्कूलों, कॉलेजों और विश्वविद्यालयों को फिर से खोला जाएगा तब निस्संदेह, यह शिक्षा क्षेत्र के लिए एक महत्वपूर्ण समय होगा, क्योंकि इस अवधि के दौरान कई स्कूलों, कॉलेजों और विश्वविद्यालय प्रवेश परीक्षाएं और प्रतियोगी परीक्षाएँ आयोजित की जायेंगी।  

तकनीकी रूप से अब पूरा भारत दो भागों में विभाजित हो चुका है, जँहा एक ओर  तकनीक-गरीबों से वंचित और तकनीक के जानकारों को  अलग कर रहा है, वंही दूसरी ओर लाखों बच्चे ऑनलाइन कक्षाओं की चुनौतियों का सामना करने के लिए संघर्ष कर रहे हैं।

कोविद -१९ महामारी, जिसने लोगों को अपने घरों में और स्कूलों, कॉलेजों और विश्वविद्यालयों को आभासी कक्षाएं लेने के लिए मजबूर कर दिया है, जिसके लिए छात्र के पास एक कंप्यूटर या कम से कम एक स्मार्टफोन, एक उचित इंटरनेट कनेक्शन और बिजली की आपूर्ति का होना अति आवश्यक है।शिक्षा का क्षेत्र, जो कभी वास्तविक स्तर पर नहीं पहुंचा था, अब छात्रों, और उनके शिक्षकों के रूप में गांवों, शहरों और कस्बों में समय की माँगों का सामना करने के लिए संघर्ष कर रहा है।

उदाहरण के लिए, गाँवो में जंहा सिगनल पूर्ण रूप से न होने का सामना करना पड़ता है। वंही इस मौसम में बिजली की आपूर्ति का सामना भी करना पड़ रहा है। कई लोंगो के पास एक फोन है, लेकिन आमतौर पर बिजली नहीं है, इसलिए प्रत्येक दिन ऑनलाइन व्याख्यान लेना मुश्किल है।

कुछ लोग जिनके दो बच्चे जो एक ही स्कूल में पढ़ते ही है, उनमे से एक बच्चा ऑनलाइन कक्षाओं में भाग नही ले पाता है, क्योंकि वे दोनों एक मोबाइल फोन का उपयोग करते हैं। अंत में मैं यही कहना चाहता हूँ, कि कोविद -१९ का यह दौर जल्दी से जल्दी समाप्त हो जिससे कि जो भी लोग किसी कारणवश शिक्षा से दूर हो गएँ हैं,वो दुबारे से इसका लाभ ले सकें।

Suresh Negi

Friendship

Friendship is a relationship which cannot be described by words and is beyond description. Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August month.  In 1935, a tradition of dedicating a day in honour of friends began in the US. Gradually Friendship Day gained popularity and various countries including India also celebrate this day.

When the whole world turns its back towards you, then it is the friend who will be always at your side. Everybody goes through some difficult phases in life. During those times you need a shoulder to cry on. Friends can give exactly that. They will be there to listen to your nonsense talks and still acknowledge whatever you are saying to lighten your heart. 

Just imagine life without friends. It would be boring. Friends are those who will always make fun, make you laugh and bring you out of depression. They are those who inspire us, guide us and motivate us. In history, we get examples of many friendship stories, which show the importance of friend in life. From the stories of Krishna and Arjun, Ram and Sugreev, Krishna and Sudama, Duryodhan and Karn it shows that friends have always been a person who helps and supports us. 

Everything came to a standstill due to the pandemic situation. COVID 19 separated each other but friends couldn’t be separated for friendship is a bond between two hearts. Meeting our friends physically gives a different joy altogether, however in these difficult times, we could easily manage by looking at their faces using video calls. We can stay together just like normal life, without physical touch.  Those who love reading got their best buddies during COVID 19, which are books. Books not only give us knowledge but they also give us good company. It has been rightly said by John Evelyn ‘Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.’

 Bharti Rao

Hiroshima Day 

Hiroshima Day 2020 - On 6 August 2020, Hiroshima Day is observed to mark the atomic bomb attack

on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan by the United States of America. The day aims to promote peace politics against the war. Hiroshima day aims to raise awareness about the threat of nuclear weapons and the dangers of nuclear energy used for the destruction of mankind.

On 6th August 1945, more than 9,000-pound Uranium-235 bomb was loaded on a modified B-29 bomber, dropping the world’s first atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. This happened during World War II, that is, 1939-45. The explosion wiped out 90% of the city. It immediately killed 70,000 people and tens of thousands later died due to exposure to nuclear radiations. The bombings ended the Second World War. After 3-days, on 9 August, a second nuclear bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. The second bombing killed an estimated 40,000 people. The then Japan's Emperor Hirohito announced Japan’s unconditional surrender in World War II on 15th August citing the devastating power of a new and most cruel bomb.

During the Second World War Japan was against the United States America and its allies like Britain and the Soviet Union. The allies were winning the war and Japan was pushed back from several locations. During the war, several soldiers used to die every day and Japan had been at war for so many years. Later, Japan and China teamed up and attacked America. The then President of the US Harry S Truman wanted to surrender Japanese soldiers as quickly as possible and save lives. He permitted the nuclear bombing with a view that the Japanese will surrender after the destruction. The United States wanted to avoid the invasion of Japan through the land and by the Soviet Union. So, America dropped a nuclear bomb in Hiroshima, Japan.

A few years after the bombing, there occurred an increase in the incidence of leukaemia among the survivors. After a decade, thyroid cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, and other forms of cancer were also observed at higher than normal rates. The other effects included Pregnant women subjected to the bombing experienced higher rates of miscarriages and infant deaths. The children who were exposed to the radiation whilst in their mothers’ wombs were born with intellectual disabilities, impaired growth, and an increased predisposition towards developing cancer.

The detonation of the plutonium bomb led to radioactive dust particles falling out of the sky around the site of the explosion. Water and wind currents carried the radioactive dust across a much larger radius, effectively contaminating the ground, water supply, and the food chain. The contamination spread among agricultural plants, aquatic creatures, and terrestrial animals. Scientists also expected the effects of radioactive contamination to remain in the environment and the atmosphere up to decades. At least 66,000 people were killed and around 69,000 more were injured in the explosion alone.    

Hiroshima Day is observed annually on 6 August. Hiroshima Day 2020 marks the 75th year of the attack on Hiroshima. It reminds us of the bombing attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States during World War II in 1945.  At 8:15 am on the morning of 6th August every year, people mark the exact moment when the atomic bomb was dropped. At that moment, bells ring out at temples, sirens wail throughout the city and the citizens of Hiroshima observe a solemn moment of silence in remembrance of citizens who died in the attack.

Ajay Vijayvargi

Quit India Movement

Quit India Movement Day (77th anniversary) is observed on 8 August which is also known as August

Kranti. It is considered as an important movement in the freedom struggle where masses also participate and take charge itself. 

 In April 1942, the Cripes mission failed. Within less than four months, the third great mass struggle of the Indian people for freedom started. This struggle is known as the Quit India movement. On 8 August, 1942 at the Bombay session of All India Congress Committee by Mahatma Gandhi during World War II passed a resolution of Quit India Movement.This resolution declared that the immediate ending of the British rule in India was an urgent necessity for the sake of India and for the success of the cause of freedom and democracy, for which the countries of the United Nations were fighting against fascist Germany, Italy and Japan. The resolution called for the withdrawal of the British power from India. Once free, it said, India with all her resources would join the war on the side of those countries who were struggling against fascist and imperialist aggression.

The mantra of movement was do or die. We shall either be free or die in the attempt”. “Quit India” and “Do or Die” became the battle cries of the Indian people during the Quit India movement. By the end of 1942, about 60,000 people had been jailed and hundreds were killed. Among the killed were many young children and old women

The war years were a period of terrible suffering for the people of India. Besides the misery caused by the repression by British army and police, there was a terrible famine in Bengal in which about 30 lakh people died. The government showed little interest in providing relief to the starving people.There is no doubt that the "Quit India Movement", united the Indian people against British rule. Although most of the demonstrations were suppressed by 1944. But after Gandhi's release in 1944 from the prison, he continued his protest and went on a 21-day fast. By the end of World War II, Britain's position in the world had changed dramatically and the demand for independence could no longer be ignored.

Kusum Sharma

Benefits of Online Teaching

Online Teaching has become a hot trend in recent times. As technology has developed, so too has the way we learn new skills. Thanks to the internet, those interested in boosting their knowledge and skills now have a wide range of options open to them. The main difference between online and offline learning is location. With offline learning, participants are required to travel to the training location, typically a lecture hall, college or classroom. With online learning, on the other hand, the training can be conducted from practically anywhere in the world.

Learning and teaching can occur at times that are more convenient and productive for both students and teachers. Students can work at their own place within a given framework .Online education provides opportunities to access and share information more easily and readily. Teachers and students are able to join online communities of practice based on their area of interest rather than their geographic location. It's obvious that any study resource or information in digital format is very easy to be accessed and shared. 

Online teachers often report that students usually perform better and also show more participation in discussions during online classes. According to a recent survey conducted on a group of online instructors, 90% of them have reported that teaching online helps them to stay more connected with the students and also gives them the ability to have better understanding about every student . 

Prakesh Dangi

Posts from our Students

My Experience as Corona Positive

Past some days I was feeling sick. In the starting I took it lightly. But later on I became more sick and I

went to the hospital. There I had the test of corona. After five days my report came and it was positive. After that the ambulance reached my house and it took me to the Government College of Bali where other Corona Patients were quarantined. There were five more people with me whom I didn't know. On the first day I felt alone but the second day I started with my online classes and I was engaged in it so I didn't feel alone. And apart from this I downloaded PDF file of my books and started reading and I enjoyed reading. Also I talked with my friends on calls and that also made me so happy. In this way I engaged myself with these things and I was happy and after that I didn't feel alone. Now I have recovered and returned home safe with everyone's blessings 

Ravindra Singh/ XII Humanities

Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi)

Our country is the land of festivals, celebrations and some festivals strengthen the bond and relations – Raksha bandhan is one of them. It is a festival which strengthens the relation of brother and sister. It is celebrated on the last day of Hindu month of Sawan (Poornima) i.e. the full moon day. It is celebrated in the month of August every year.

On this day the sisters tie various colourful bands made up of silk /satin /cotton threads decorated with pearls etc on their brother’s wrist and in return brothers promises to save her against all odds and protect her in time of needs, in a lifetime.

We have instances from mythology and history where brothers came and help/rescued their sisters in difficult times – one of such incident is from Mahabharata, where Shri Krishna came running to help Draupdi, when she was in great need.

It is the festival which gives strength to human relations and values, and in today’s time and the generation it is important to make them aware of our rich traditions and culture.

Laxman Parmar/ X

What is success to you? How to be successful in life?

To some, when they think of success, they imagine wealth; others want power; some just want to make

a positive impact on the world.

All of these are perfectly valid, indeed success is a concept that means different things to different people. Though no matter what success is to you, it almost certainly isn’t something will come easily.

There are countless guides and books to being successful, however, as success is personal and unique to each individual. The advice contained in these books can often not be relevant. Therefore following the advice of a single individual can often be unhelpful.

With this in mind, considering the advice of a great many people, people whose ideas of success were different both to each other, and quite possibly, to you can be a good alternative.

Here are some best pieces of advice from some of the most successful people who have ever lived. If you want to learn how to be successful, these tips are essential.

1. Think Big

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”

2. Find what you love to do and do it 

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”

3. Learn how to balance life

“There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success.”

4. Don't be afraid of failure 

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

5. Be a person of action 

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

6. Don't be afraid of introducing new ideas

“A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.”

7. Believe in your capacity to succeed 

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

8. Always maintain a positive mental attitude 

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”

9. Be willing to work hard

“Unless you are willing to drench yourself in your work beyond the capacity of the average man, you are just not cut out for positions at the top.”

10. Be brave enough to follow your intuitions

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

This clearly suggests that the key to achieve success, whatever you wish, comes down to the way you approach it mentally.

Moreover, no matter what stage of life you’re at now, you can still make a difference and pursue success. 

Khush Rajpurohit/ XI Science

Concentration and Composure

Modern time is the time of advancement in all fields which demands an extra effort on the part of everyone. Advancement in science has resulted in developing a new interest in social networking as well as overuse of cell phone by children. They keep awake till late night because of these gadgets which affects their sleep pattern. As a result they don’t feel comfortable in the morning and their alertness and concentration is also affected. This leads to loss of energy also. People should realize the importance of sleep which is a boon to us. Sleep deficiency results in many health related problems like diabetes, obesity, depression also. Hence, the children must be made to understand that they must have proper sleep so as to energise themselves. Meditation and yoga can help them a lot in overcoming sleeplessness. All the body activities will return to their normal self and they will feel refreshed. Yoga and meditation are the best therapies and are an answer to present day lifestyle diseases. These will keep them stress-free which further helps in keeping good health and improves concentration power. Therefore, children must switch over to yoga, meditation to overcome the stress and keep their composure

Harshit Rajpurohit/ XA

Importance of Online Assessment in Education 

Online Assessment is the most important part of the learning process, it focuses on the opportunities to

develop students’ abilities, self assessment of their own performance and work upon the weak areas. With the advancement of digitization and technology, e-learning has become a tool that has saved not only time but also the efforts of an individual. During this pandemic period of COVID-19, online assessment has been very helpful for both students and teachers. There are some advantages and disadvantages of this online assessment. Advantages of Online Assessment: it saves a lot of money and time. the assessments can be completed in less time, multiple candidates can complete the online assessment at the same time. Also, the test takers are able to take the assessment during class, or at home, using their own devices. Disadvantages of Online Assessment technology is not always reliable, there might be connection or internet problems, energy breaks and other things like that. In conclusion I want to say that as a person will save a lot of time and money in many other ways. It’s up to you to decide what is the best option in your case, that is, keep using hard copy assessments or go for the online option.

Anumesh Rao/ XII Science

Intelligence is not enough 

Some people think all you need to have a happy life is to be smart but they are wrong. You could be the smartest person in the world but that doesn't mean you will have more success than other people. You need many other things in life other than intelligence. One of them is the ability to cooperate well with people because if you were doing a project and you had to do it with someone and you couldn't cooperate well, you guys would be arguing the entire time and wouldn't be able to even finish the project. You also need to learn how to communicate well. Another thing you are going to need is leadership because it helps you with dealing with people and the ability to build respect and help people communicate. And to be a leader and have leadership you have to take everyone’s ideas into one big idea that everybody can agree with because leaders have to be fair, they can't just only choose their friends, and leave everybody else alone. 

I would like to end my speech with a quote:

“We must remember that intelligence is not enough? Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education. Complete education gives one not only the power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate. ”

Uma Choudhary/ XII Commerce

How to study

Many students often face this difficulty during their academic years i.e. how to study?

Due to this most of the students fail to perform well and lose their grip on studies, but this problem can be overcome by just a few steps in regular life. They are:-

1. Always study on the table and chair.

2. Sit and study regularly for 3 hours on a chair.

3. Follow a proper diet for good immunity and better concentration power

4. Read the lesson in advance which you are going to study in your next class.

5. Sleep for 6 to 7 hours for a healthier mind.

6. Always do your whole homework which you have been assigned by your teacher because not doing it will break your teacher’s strategy.

Doing this little things will always help you to perform better in your academics

Rahul Parihar/ XI Science

Volume No. 433   Published by The Editorial Board: Mrs Bharti Rao, Mr Krishan Gopal, Ms Swabhi Parmar,

Chief Editor: Diksha Choudhary, Secretary: Uma Choudhary, Joint Secretary: Mansi Choudhary, Editors: Anumesh Rao, Krisha Dave, Puran Choudhary, Jatin Tripash, Diksha Choudhary, Tammana Solanki, Uma Choudhary, Priyanka Deora, Krithika Rajpurohit, & Kunal Rajpurohit.


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