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The Rising Stars of EASY English

Learning Together English was once outside the scope of classroom life in Chinnamma'sNali-Kali [1] section at the Government Higher Primary School, Kolathur, Hoskote block. The English period went by, 3 to 4 p.m. every day, in dull tedium. The less than 10 children in Nali-Kali – Chinnamma has the 4 th grade there as well – did not know a single th...

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Creating Worksheets using Funtoot Activity Plugins

​If you have not already done, please go through this introductory blog post to get an understanding about Funtoot Questions and Worksheets. Any content creator can create Maths practice questions through Content Editor, using Funtoot Activity Plugins. With a matter of few clicks, Funtoot plugins generate questions that can anal...

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Translating Funtoot Worksheets

​ If you have not already done, please go through this introductory blog post to get an understanding about Funtoot Questions and Worksheets. Funtoot Questions are by default created in English. This post details the process of translating the questions into other Indian Languages. Translating a Funtoot question involves converting the text of ques...

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​Funtoot Worksheets - A unique and valuable resource on EkStep Platform for Maths

Practice is a very important component of learning Maths, right from primary level. However, dumping of a predefined set of questions on children and asking them to do them again and again, will not lead to learning. It not only leaves a trail of learning gaps but also results in increased phobia for the subject. Developing practice worksheets that...

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Snippets on ET-17, ICT in Education - A National Conference

S wami V ivekananda Y outh M ovement, Mysore had conducted " ET-17, National Conference on ICT in Education- perspectives, practices & Possibilities" in Mysore on 11 & 12 th of May'17. The National Conference was represented by 13 states and 2 Union Territories from the Government sector, private sectors, researchers, Educationalists, acade...

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Graduation Day of the Tiny Tots

On 16 th  February 2017, Akshara's Easy English Program team organized an event called 'Graduation Day' of the first graders. The event was organized in GLPS Chikkanahalli school in Mugabala cluster in Hosakote block (Bengaluru Rural district). The event showcased the learning trajectories of the children.Around 58 students and 13 teacher...

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EkStep For The Digital Leap

Technology plays a big role in an organisation's scaling efforts, especially if it is a non-profit organisation, like ours. Taking that into consideration we have begun using technology in almost all aspects of our work. We are keen about taking assessments of our tests on the digital platform. Using digital devices for assessments of our English L...

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GLEN World: Frequently Asked Questions

​ FAQs 1. What are the concepts or competencies addressed addressed by GLEN World's content? Our digital content focuses on building vocabulary knowledge (meaning of words), phonological awareness (recognition of sounds), and orthographic awareness (recognition of spelling) through games and stories that make heavy use of audiovisual cues. The goal...

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Ending is the " New Beginning"......EASY English!

                  At the culmination of the EASY English" Program this year, we had  the "Graduation Day" for our little English Graduates and their teachers! . As we turn back, the imprints we had left behind.... " EASY English " is a digital initiative of Akshara Foundation to scaff...

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​GLEN World: What is to follow?

There are two key thrusts in our road map. The first is to develop additional activities for learning basic skills, and the other is to drastically expand both fiction and nonfiction content to engage and motivate children to continue learning. The expansion of fiction content, and the addition of non-fiction content, will be a continuing process. ...

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​GLEN World: What is the content? How to use?

​ Module Design GLEN ABC : Matching games to teach the English alphabet: the association between uppercase letters, lowercase letters and a letter's sound. On clicking a card, a letter appears and is spoken by the computer. The challenge is to pick another (facedown) card that has the same letter (lowercase or uppercase) in the next click . GLEN Wr...

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GLEN World: What are we?

Knowledge of English is the gateway to educational and economic opportunity worldwide. GLEN (GLobal ENglish) World ( www.glenworld.org ) is a non-profit organization producing digital content for worldwide scaling of English-language learning, especially targeting disadvantaged children. The GLEN World team includes educators, authors, animators, e...

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Creating Questions

On the EkStep platform, questions are called Quiz Items. You can find these Quiz Items under the Resources tab on the Home page. You can create three different types of questions: Match the Following ​Multiple Choice Fill in the Blanks For each of these types of questions, there are many different templates available, and for each template, a ...

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Developing Marathi Content

महाराष्ट्रात जवळ जवळ सर्वच शाळा डिजिटल झालेल्या आहेत. या शाळांत ई-लर्निंग सुरु होत आहे. अशा काळात Ek Step ची खूप महत्वाची भूमिका ठरणार आहे. अभ्यासक्रमावर आधारित content असणे फार आवश्यक आहे. पालक, विद्यार्थी आणि शिक्षक यांना एकत्रितपणे याचा वापर करता येणार आहे. आम्ही अहमदनगर मधून दहा शिक्षक content बनविण्यास सुरुवात करत आहोत. यातील सोप्या पद्धतीने द...

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Threshold Vocabulary - The magic key

​ Words are, in my-not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. - Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Words form the basic building blocks of communication in any language. And so, vocabulary building plays a vital role in learning a new language. The higher number of words that a learner "knows", the easier it is f...

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Creating Worksheets

Worksheets are powerful tools to give students practice material or to do assessments. Therefore, worksheets are an important form of content on the EkStep platform. A worksheet is basically a combination of many questions put together. In order to create a worksheet, users need to perform the following mains steps: ​ Create Questions Create a Work...

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Developing English Content

The Content was developed keeping the 'Whole Language Umbrella' in mind, both for the teachers and students based on Akshara's field learning through "Swalpa English Tumba Fun" Program. It was realized, spoken English should be emphasised along with Listening, Speaking and Writing as the teachers needed support in this area. Hence, tablets was prov...

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Technology in Education

  Many people think that the enthusiasm we see today for the use of modern technology in education is naive and that the virtual world offered by digital technologies cannot solve our real world problems. This view is not surprising. Historicall...

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Empowered with the Authoring tool!

 Dr.Kalavathi.B.K,  Head- Easy English- Inschool Program,  Akshara Foundation We have been collaborating with EkStep for the Easy English In School program and started a Pilot to take English lessons to class rooms using “Genie”. ...

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Numeracy Concept Map

Download the Numeracy Concept Map Numeracy-Concept-Map-v1 Explanation Numeracy concept map is a codification of concepts in the domain of basic numeracy, comprising of concepts a child needs to know to understand the domain. The map categorizes conce...

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