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EASY English - Making a Difference

A Technology Platform EASY English is Akshara Foundation's English programme covering 653 children in classes 1 and 2 in 24 schools in Hoskote block and 13 in Bangalore. It is a technology-enabled language enrichment intervention that breaks away from the conventional paradigms of government schools where often the stimulating impulse, the curiosit...

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...

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...

​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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

​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. ...

​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...

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...