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LET’S ASSESS STUDENT PORTFOLIOS CREATIVELY!

Portfolios are a purposeful collection of student work that showcase student effort, voice, progress and achievements. By creatively assessing portfolios, we can measure & track student progress, and make students skill-ready for the future.

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TIME MANAGEMENT FOR TEACHERS

It’s time to change the ‘Always On’ work culture, strike some balance, and manage our time effectively!

Articles & Blogs

13 Powerful SEL Activities

Build social and emotional skills in your classroom through this set of fun yet profound activities.

Webinar

Teachers as Changemakers: Leadership Skills at School

This session will focus on ways in which teachers can emerge as influencers, band with peers and parents, and impact learning. Find out how teachers can deliver positive change for their students, the wider school community, and society at large!

Apps & Websites

ParentSquare

Parentsquare simplifies the communication between parents and teachers. Parents can also track attendance and stay up-to-date with the school events.

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Journal Prompts for REFLECTIVE TEACHING

The reflective journal is integral to your professional development as a teacher. Use these prompts to guide your reflections.

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Moving from Feedback to Feedforward

Traditional feedback looks back on a past that can’t be changed. But, a practice called feedforward can be a better alternative, where our focus is on the future. Listen to this episode for more.

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7 Smart, Fast Ways to Do Formative Assessment

Formative assessments are the need of the hour, and can give the teacher a good view into the progress of individuals, or the class as a whole. Here are some suggestions for conducting formative assessments.

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The Power of Sketchnotes

If you’ve ever wondered about the benefits of sketchnoting, this video is perfect for you.

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John Hattie on Visible Learning and Feedback in the Classroom

Leading educationalist John Hattie introduces the Visible Learning project and explains the value of feedback in the classroom.

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Designing Rubrics in Google Classroom

Rubrics were introduced as a feature in Google Classroom in early 2020. This tutorial will guide you through the process of creating rubrics for your class.

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Evgenii Permiakov

Articles & Blogs

Grades 5-8

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING: Activity Ideas

Some activity ideas for STEAM Project Based Learning for Pre-, Grade-, and High-School students.

Activities

Grades 5-8

Salt Water Density Straw

Density can be a difficult scientific property to grasp. But the science of density can be made a colorful, fun, and (most importantly) simple experience! Find out more here.

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Grades 5-8

National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C.

The National Museum of Natural History, situated in Washington D.C., is the most visited natural history museum in the world. You can also experience the grandeur of Smithsonian’s museum through this VR trip!

Interactive

Grades 5-8

Study of a Young Woman

Study of a Young Woman was painted by the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer between 1665 and 1667. Presently in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, this field trip takes a close look at the painting and offers insights into art critique.

Apps & Websites

Grades 5-8

Prizmo Go

Prizmo Go captures printed text from saved photographs or the device’s camera, and with its built-in text reader, makes printed material accessible to all.

Apps & Websites

Grades 5-8

Omoguru

Omoguru is an e-reader for dyslexic students. With its visually comfortable font system and special tools, reading is no longer a chore. Use this free app to reduce reading time, mistakes and mental effort.

Articles & Blogs

Grades 5-8

10 Movies To Broaden Your Students’ Perspective

Movies are great for out-of-school learning. Recommend these timeless movies to your students to help them revisit fundamental values of kindness, love, empathy and care.

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Time Management for Teachers

If you’re having trouble striking a good work-life balance, watch this video for some tips from an experienced teacher.

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Grades K-4

Setting Class Expectations

Behaviour management is tricky when you are a new teacher. These tips from experienced educators at ‘For Teachers’ will help set expected classroom behaviours

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Grades 9-12

The Problem With Too Much Debt

What is debt, and how is debt accumulation harmful? This video offers a succinct explanation.

Apps & Websites

Grades 5-8

Book Creator

Book Creator is a simple tool for creating awesome digital books. Create your own teaching resources or have your students take the reins.

Activities

Grades 5-8

Digital Wellbeing Experiments

Help students understand their relationship with technology better with the help of these experiments. Created and curated by Google.

Activities

Grades 5-8

Making pop art in Google Suite

Pop art can be a really open medium of communication. After prefacing your lesson with the basics of Pop Art, guide your students to make their own artwork on Google Drawings.

Activities

Grades 5-8

Identifying Cyberbullying

Within this lesson, students will collaborate with their peers to create a plan for recognizing, and stopping, cyberbullying.

Apps & Websites

Grades 5-8

Digital Skills Curriculum

Whether you teach English or Social Sciences, these fantastic lessons will surely kick your lesson plans and teaching-learning up several notches.

Apps & Websites

Grades 9-12

Big History Project

Big History examines our past, explains our present and imagines our future. It’s a story about us human beings, really. Use this in conjunction with your PBL plan.

Worksheet

Grades 5-8

Please No More Leaves!

Teach unitary method with the analogy of raking the lawn!

Apps & Websites

Grades 5-8

Mathigon

Explore the smartest, and the most beautiful, math textbook in the world.

Articles & Blogs

Grades 5-8

Kazakhstan’s Vanishing Sea

Find out about the history of the Aral Sea and how needless interference with nature led to its decline. Then explore the math problems and reflective questions

Interactive

Grades 9-12

Xuanzang Memorial, Nava Nalanda Mahavihara

This virtual trip can supplement ancient Indian history lessons. Nava Nalanda Mahavihara functions as a centre of Higher Studies in Pali and Buddhism along the lines of its ancient namesake.

Apps & Websites

Grades 9-12

Digital Civics Toolkit

The Digital Civics Toolkit is a collection of resources for educators to support youth to explore, recognize, and exact the civic potentials of digital life.

Activities

Grades 9-12

Explore Earth Day

Through this lesson, students will research a topic related to Earth Day and create a project to communicate their findings.

Articles & Blogs

Grades 5-8

Hatshepsut

How did the first female Pharaoh rise to power? Is there more to her story than the gender label? Read about Hatshepsut, and her history here.

Apps & Websites

Grades 5-8

Know India Programme

Know India Programme (KIP) is a flagship initiative by the Ministry of External Affairs to familiarise Indian-origin youth with the history and culture of India.

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Grades 5-8

Maya Angelou’s ‘ON THE PULSE OF MORNING’

A visual representation of Maya Angelou’s ‘On The Pulse of Morning’. Did you know she read this poem at the first inauguration of President Bill Clinton on January 20, 1993?

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Grades 5-8

Amelia Earhart’s Speech: “A Woman’s Place in Science”

Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. This is her speech on the influence of science in the lives of women.

Apps & Websites

Grades 5-8

Brilliant

Brilliant helps learners approach concepts visually, and poses questions that get them to think and interact with the problems in myriad ways. The curiosity-first approach makes this app a must-have in all STEM learners’ kitty.

Apps & Websites

Grades 5-8

Kiddle

A safe search engine to use and recommend during virtual lessons and beyond.

Apps & Websites

Grades 5-8

Brainscape

Brainscape is the online flashcard app for serious learners. Access smart spaced-repetition flashcards across subjects and disciplines or make your own! Available on all platforms.

Articles & Blogs

Grades 5-8

The Physics of Freezing Soap

There are few things more mesmerizing than iridescent, freezing soap bubbles. But what’s the physics behind it? Learn that and more with this article.

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Grades 5-8

Yoga PE Break For Virtual Learners

This Yoga P.E. mental health break offers a fun set of movement, poses, and breathing techniques to improve focus, balance your mood, increase confidence, counter screen fatigue, and decrease anxiety or stress.

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Grades 5-8

Tallest building in the world

Find out about the architecture, materials, and process used to create the world’s tallest building. Then explore the math problems and social justice activities.

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JIGSAW & GOOGLE TOOLS FOR COLLABORATIVE STUDENT PROJECTS

Panelist Presentations from Highr’s Webinar Series.

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6 Books to Help Students Understand Grief

For many of our students, the last six months may have been the first time that they have experienced grief. Processing overwhelming statistics of the sick and deceased, watching anxious parents worry about lost jobs or businesses, or in tragic cases, experiencing the passing of a loved one can take a toll on our students.

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10 Ways to Get the Most Out of an Online Workshop

Guest Blog by Umes Shrestha, Learning Experience Designer First published on Medium: https://medium.com/@vidushis/hows-our-student-doing-ptms-in-times-of-a-pandemic-8caec28806bb Have you registered yet? Six months into this year of a pandemic, and this question hasn’t left our inbox, Whatsapp or our minds. Webinars & workshops everywhere with an information overload and zero time to synthesise or apply; definitely difficult for educators. You

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How’s our student doing?: PTMs in times of a pandemic

First published on Medium: https://medium.com/@vidushis/hows-our-student-doing-ptms-in-times-of-a-pandemic-8caec28806bb The pandemic and our new National Education Policy have changed the rules of the game for teachers, students, and finally, the parents! Let’s decide the agenda of our next PTM to bring some significant parents’ contribution in student learning! Teacher-her kids-her students-students’ parents-parents’ jobs: it’s all smudged together in the

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What is the National Education Policy (NEP) recommending for teachers?

First published on Medium: https://medium.com/@vidushis/what-is-the-national-education-policy-nep-recommending-for-teachers-703716025e0b A New Education Policy is here after 34 years! Let’s read to know more about what the NEP means for teachers and student learning! Inquiry-based learning, 21st-century skills, interactive classrooms, multidisciplinary study, and flexible assessments—it’s all there in NEP 2020.  With the policy’s sharp shift from rote learning towards critical

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How will AI change what it means to be a School Teacher?

With everything e-transforming with Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and customisation, learn and know how it will impact educators and student learning. The world watched in shock and awe last week as GPT 3 wrote poems, created code from scratch, and predicted how famous politicians would respond. It made me wonder: if Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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Teachers as changemakers: Do our students envision us as one?

As you work towards understanding the new normal better, find out how you can transform your classrooms and the world outside by thinking and acting like leader-changemakers!  Learner | Researcher | Curriculum & Pedagogy Specialist | Classroom Manager | Mentor | Changemaker  This is US! Every educator’s versatile skill-set keeps expanding as and when challenges

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Time Management for Teachers: Plan time to make time!

It’s time to change the ‘Always On’ work culture, strike some balance, and manage our time effectively!  Teachers have always been synonymously associated with multitasking and efficiency superpowers! Then came COVID and posed a challenge to teach, but learn how to teach digitally. We embraced that too! Here we are, four months in, learning EdTech,

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Student Portfolios: Let’s assess them creatively!

Why Portfolios? Because they check all your boxes to become an ace and inclusive educator! Find out more in this blog post.

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Effective feedback tactics: Back, up and forward!

The journey of teacher feedback began with little stars and smileys in our student notebooks. Its next pit stop was at the teachers’ remarks for each subject, level of understanding and classroom behaviour. We’ve come a long way in terms of feedback. Let’s learn how to do it best!

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Making Feedback Count

This is the panelists’ presentation for our webinar on Making Feedback Count. Watch our webinar recording and refer to this presentation simultaneously for the full experience!

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Key to classroom management: Respect. Responsibility. Relationships

With so much exposure to technology, finishing syllabus, unit planning and assessment, let’s not forget the center of the education universe: our students! Let’s re-examine and learn about empowering positive behaviour in our classroom. Going down the memory lane, when we were in the four walls of our classroom and a 30-minutes period meant setting

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Project-based Learning: Is it learners’ main course yet?

With everything evolving in the education landscape, learn how we can adapt to newer pedagogical strategies like project-based learning (PBL) in our curriculum planning! Tons of surveys and research are pointing to the gaps that exist in our education system and the lack of job-readiness and employability skills. As educators, how then do we make

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Projects or Project-Based Learning?

Panelist Presentations from Highr’s ‘Summer of Learning’ Webinar Series

Articles & Blogs

Grades 5-8

Build real-world connections across subjects

Instead of shying away from the pandemic, you can help your students process it better by bringing the real-world connections back to your lessons!

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Grades 5-8

EdTech engagements: Putting the TECH in Math and Science

After adapting to the dynamic know-how of virtual learning and Edtech, find out how to keep your learners engaged with innovative and user-friendly tools in Math and Science!

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Remote Learning Practices: Planning for classrooms of the future

As we discuss whether or not schools will reopen any time soon, educators have to set themselves up for the task. Find tips on the where, how and what to plan for remote learning and future classrooms!

Lesson Plans

Grades K-4

Power Tweak Lesson: English

This is a power tweak lesson plan for English Language. Contributed by Anu Manandhar, for students of grade 4.

Lesson Plans

Grades 5-8

Critical Thinking Lesson: Components of Food

This is a critical thinking lesson plan contributed by Jitendra Nath Das for students of grade 6. After this lesson, students will be able to identify common food items and nutrients.

Lesson Plans

Grades 5-8

Critical Thinking Lesson: Female vs Male Perspective in Fiction

This is a critical thinking lesson plan contributed by Tatiana K for students of grade 7. During this lesson, students will explore the differences between male and female perspectives in literature.

Lesson Plans

Grades K-4

Critical Thinking Lesson: Adaptation & Survival

This is a critical thinking lesson plan contributed by Hima Arora for students of grade 4. This lesson will be guided by the question ‘how do living beings adapt in order to survive?’.

Lesson Plans

Grades 5-8

Critical Thinking Lesson: Reading Comprehension

This is a critical thinking lesson plan contributed by Deepti Sawhney for students of grade 6 and 7. Students will be able to appreciate and evaluate text critically.

Lesson Plans

Grades K-4

Critical Thinking Lesson: Soil

This is a critical thinking lesson plan contributed by Kamna Sharma for students of grade 3. Students will learn about soil, and how it’s made.

Lesson Plans

Grades 5-8

Critical Thinking Lesson: Tuning Into Waste Management

This is a critical thinking lesson plan contributed by Nandita Ssethi for students of grade 5. Students will analyse the waste generated at their homes and infer its harmful impact on the environment.

Lesson Plans

Grades 9-12

Critical Thinking Lesson: Transcription of DNA to RNA

This is a critical thinking lesson plan contributed by Ruchi Ratra for students of grade 11. After this lesson, students will be able to explain the process of transcription, and differentiate it from translation.

Lesson Plans

Grades K-4

Critical Thinking Lesson: Food for Energy

This is a critical thinking lesson plan contributed by Sagaya Sabina for students of grade 2. Students will learn about different food groups in this lesson, and conceive the idea behind a balanced diet.

Lesson Plans

Grades 5-8

Critical Thinking Lesson: Separation of substance

This is a critical thinking lesson plan contributed by Sunita Maurya for students of grade six. Students will conceive the idea behind separation of substances, and will learn to critically observe and frame questions.

Lesson Plans

Grades 9-12

Critical Thinking Lesson: Porphyria’s Lover

This is a critical thinking lesson plan contributed by Natasha X. Beale for students of IB DP 11. Students will understand, analyze, and evaluate the poem: Porphyria’s Lover.

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Are you overwhelming your students with too many apps?

Are your students overwhelmed with too many apps?

Webinar

Grades K-4

Highr x FICCI ARISE: Building Parental Involvement (For Primary Educators)

The 8th session of the Highr x FICCI ARISE series is all about fostering parental involvement for primary educators.

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Highr x FICCI ARISE: Building Parental Involvement

The 7th session of Highr x FICCI ARISE series focuses on building parental involvement as a tenet of practising professionalism.

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Grades K-4

Designing Online Assessments (For Primary Educators)

The 6th session of Highr x FICCI ARISE series is all about designing online assessments, with special focus on primary educators.

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Grades K-4

Managing student engagement online (For Primary Educators)

How can we as educators hold the attention of our primary students? Find out in session 4 of the Highr x FICCI ARISE webinar series!

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Managing Student Engagement Online

Learn about the most effective student engagement practices because the best classroom management tool is an engaging lesson!

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Designing Online Assessments

Being a teacher is more about asking the right questions than giving the right answers. Find best practices for designing online assessments !

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Grades 5-8

Building Parental Involvement

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. Building parental involvement is of utmost importance in remote teaching-learning. Learn more here.

Articles & Blogs

Creating Lesson Plans for Remote Teaching

Read on to discover some of the best and most effective planning strategies in this piece, along with our webinar recording!

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Parental Involvement: How Parents can be Your Greatest Ally in Digital Learning

Discover how teachers can cultivate effective parental involvement to greatly improve the digital learning process.

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Formative Assessments: To Test or Not To Test?

How can educators use Formative Assessments to ensure an effective learning environment in online classes? Read on to know more!

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Collaborative Learning in the times of Social Distancing

How can you plan for SEL online? The answer lies in Collaborative Learning, which may become your go-to strategy for online teaching-learning and beyond.

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App Overload: Learning to Adapt, not just Add Apps for Online Teaching

Educational apps are the new gold rush, but are teachers digging in the right places? Find out how you can avail their opportunities, and mitigate the risks of app overload, as you navigate the new era of online education.