Tuesday, 23 May 2017

CAL - COMPUTER AIDED LEARNING


Introduction

In the context of the national mandate under RTE to provide quality education to every child, by ensuring universal access, equity, universal retention and achievement, the Department of Education of West Bengal has launched a flagship program. With a new Computer Aided Learning (CAL) initiative of SSA, the Department of Education in West Bengal is seeking to fulfil the imperative of providing education that can engage the interest of every child, so that retention and learning can be ensured.

What is CAL?

CAL is an abbreviation of Computer Aided Learning and is one of the most commonly used acronyms within education. It is difficult to say exactly when the term “CAL” was first employed, however since the mid 1980s CAL has been increasingly used to describe the use of technology in teaching.

Computer Aided Learning is an integrative technology, which describes an educational environment where a computer program is used to assist the user in learning a particular subject. It refers to an overall integrated approach of instructional methods. Computer aided learning is a device/learning strategy to make teaching more interesting joyful and sustainable.

 Objectives

  • To make learning a joyful experience for students
  • To develop interest in learning concepts.
  • To enhance students’ achievement level through Computer Aided Learning.

 CAL Classroom set up

  • One Computer CPU with UPS.
  • One Projecter Machine
  • One Projecter Screen
  • Keyboard & Mouse
  • Colorful Furnitures

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Thursday, 13 April 2017

64th National Film Awards


The 64th National Film Awards for year 2016 were announced on 07 April 2017. Marathi film Kasaav won the award in the Best Feature Film category and Fireflies in the Abyss won in the Non-Feature Film Category. Telugu drama film Sathamanam Bhavathi directed by Satish Vegesna was selected as the Best Popular film providing wholesome entertainment. The 64th National Film Awards in the various categories are as follows:
 Best Feature Film: Kasaav (Marathi).
Non-Feature Film: Fireflies in the Abyss. 
Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Sathamanam Bhavathi 
Best Direction: Rajesh (Ventilator) 
Best Actor: Akhay Kumar (Rustom) 
Best Actress: Surabhi Lakshmi (Minnaminungu) 
Best Supporting Actress: Zaira Wasim (Dangal) 
Best Child Artist: Adhish Praveen (Kunju Daivam), Saj (Noor Islam), Manohara (Railway Children) 
Best stunt choreography: Peter Hein (Pulimurugan) 
Best Children’s Film: Dhanak (Hindi) 
Best Film on social issue: Pink 
Best Male Playback Singer: Sundara Iyer (Joker) 
Best Female Playback Singer: Thume jaake 
Best Screenplay (original): Syam Pushkaran (Maheshinte Prathikaram) 
Best Screenplay (adapted): Sanjay Krishnaji patel (Dashakriya) 
Best Editing: Rameshwar Ventilator Sound designer: Jayadevan (Kaadu Pookunna Neram) 
Best production design: 24 
Best Costume Designer: Sachin (Marathi film) 
Best Environmental film including agriculture: The Tiger who crossed the line 
Best Make-up Artist: MK Ramakrishna 
Best Music Direction: Babu Padmanabha (Kannada Lama) 
Special Mention: Kadvi Hawa (Hindi), Mukthi Bhavan (Hindi), Majirathi Keki (Assamese), Sonam Kapoor (Neerja). 
Special Jury award: Mohanlal( Pulimurugan), Janatha Garage and Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol. 
Best feature films in regional languages: Madipur (Tulu), Joker (Tamil), Wrongside Raju (Gujarati), Pelli Chupulu (Telugu), Dashakriya (Marathi), Bisarjan’ (Bengali), Maheshinte Prathikaram (Malayalam), Ke Sara Sara (Konkini), Reservation (Kannada) and Neerja (Hindi).

Colson Whitehead Awarded 2017 Pulitzer Prize


Colson Whitehead’s celebrated novel Underground Railroad has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The novel is about an escaped slave that combined liberating imagination and brutal reality. Earlier in November 2016, the novel had received the National Book Award of US. This makes Colson Whitehead first person to win Pulitzer and National Book Award for fiction in last 20 years.

Malala Yousafzai Became the youngest UN Messenger of Peace

April 11, 2017

Read more at: http://currentaffairs.gktoday.in/category/awards-in-current-affairs
On April 11, 2017 United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has bestowed the highest honour UN Messenger of Peace upon Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. She was described as a symbol of the most important thing in the world-education for all. With this, she became youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace.
About Malala Yousafzai: Malala was born on 12 July 1997 in Mingora city in Swat province of Pakistan. At the age of 11 she had caught international attention as female education activist after writing for the BBC about life under the Taliban in Pakistan under pseudonym Gul Makai. Her campaign had led to a Taliban assassination attempt near that left her severely wounded after she was shot in head in 2012.
Awards and Honours: In 2014, at the age of 17 she was awarded Nobel peace prize, becoming youngest Nobel Laureate in the history of Nobel award. National Youth Peace Prize (2011), Mother Teresa Awards for Social Justice (2012), Simon de Beauvoir Prize (2013), Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought (2013), Anna Politkovskaya Award (2013). UN has declared 12 July as ‘Malala Day’ in her honour.
United Nations

Read more at: http://currentaffairs.gktoday.in/category/awards-in-current-affairs
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has bestowed the highest honour UN Messenger of Peace upon Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai.

Read more at: http://currentaffairs.gktoday.in/category/awards-in-current-affairs
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has bestowed the highest honour UN Messenger of Peace upon Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai.

Read more at: http://currentaffairs.gktoday.in/category/awards-in-current-affairs
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has bestowed the highest honour UN Messenger of Peace upon Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. She was described as a symbol of the most important thing in the world-education for all. With this, she became youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace.

Read more at: http://currentaffairs.gktoday.in/category/awards-in-current-affairs
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has bestowed the highest honour UN Messenger of Peace upon Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. She was described as a symbol of the most important thing in the world-education for all. With this, she became youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace.

Read more at: http://currentaffairs.gktoday.in/category/awards-in-current-affairs
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has bestowed the highest honour UN Messenger of Peace upon Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. She was described as a symbol of the most important thing in the world-education for all. With this, she became youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace.

Read more at: http://currentaffairs.gktoday.in/category/awards-in-current-affairs
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has bestowed the highest honour UN Messenger of Peace upon Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. She was described as a symbol of the most important thing in the world-education for all. With this, she became youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace.

Read more at: http://currentaffairs.gktoday.in/category/awards-in-current-affairs
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has bestowed the highest honour UN Messenger of Peace upon Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. She was described as a symbol of the most important thing in the world-education for all. With this, she became youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace.

Read more at: http://currentaffairs.gktoday.in/category/awards-in-current-affairs