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CSpathshala Annual Report 2017-18

Although teaching computers has already been introduced in India, it focuses primarily on digital literacy and students are taught use of word processors and presentation applications. Many countries are moving away from a digital literacy to a Computational Thinking (CT) based curriculum. Introducing a computing curriculum for schools in India has several challenges over and above those faced by ...[Read More]

Computational Thinking in K-12 Education

Computational Thinking in K-12 Education

What is Computational Thinking? Computational Thinking is the process of formulating a problem, finding solution to the problem and expressing it in such a way that humans or machines can understand the solution. It involves the use of problem solving methods to decompose the problem into smaller manageable sub problems, identifying the right abstractions so as to deal with scale and complexity, f ...[Read More]

Teaching Computing in Schools

Teaching Computing in Schools

Why is the computing curriculum in schools so bad? The subject is not a recent addition. Computer Science has been a subject for class 10 and 12 in most boards for at least 15–20 years. From class 1–8, many schools have one or two periods set aside each week for ICT. One problem is the name: “computer science” is interpreted as the study of computers. The emphasis is on dis ...[Read More]

Python Workshop @ CUSAT, Kochi

Python Workshop @ CUSAT, Kochi

A  two day  workshop on Python was conducted by CSpathshala at Cochin University of Science and Technology , Kochi  on 18/9/18 & 29/9/18 . 30 teachers from 22 schools participated in the workshop . It was a fully lab oriented and activity centred sessions , guided by Dr. Santhosh Kumar, Professor & Head of Department of Computer Science and faculty Asst. Prof Jyothis. The MTech students as ...[Read More]

Introducing Logical Way of Thinking @School of Scholars, Nagpur

Introducing Logical Way of Thinking @School of Scholars, Nagpur

Meghe Group of Schools (MGS) is a network of 23 educational institutions across Vidharbha, Maharashtra, with a vision to provide quality education for developing multi – dimensional outlook in students and make them better global citizens. MGS nurtures the future of more than 21,000 students by creating congenial learning environment encompassing scholastic and co-scholastic activities to en ...[Read More]

Sudoku 9×9: Tough tasks made interesting and fun for kids!

Sudoku 9×9: Tough tasks made interesting and fun for kids!

Let me share the anecdote happened last week while I was traveling to Guntur from Hyderabad to conduct CS Pathshala Trainer workshop at Nidubrolu. I woke up at 3:00 am and got ready to take MMTS (local) from Lingampalli to Secunderabad at. 4:25 to catch Secunderabad to Guntur special train scheduled to start at 5:30 am. Missed the local train by 30 secs. I came back home and took my car and rushed ...[Read More]

Principal’s Meet June 2018

Principal’s Meet June 2018

CSpathshala Team and Rotary Club of Pimpri organised a Principal’s Meet on 27th June 2018  with participation of Principals, Management and Teachers from 10 schools in PCMC, Faculty from the Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering,  Rotarians and Anns. The meet began with a Welcome by the Rotary President Mr. Bimal Rawat, and Rotarian Vibha Zutshi, a CSpathshala overview and a status update by Vip ...[Read More]

Bringing Computational Thinking, a 21st century skill to schools: A collaborative effort

Bringing Computational Thinking, a 21st century skill to schools: A collaborative effort

Rotary Club of Pimpri and CSpathshala have worked together since January 2017 towards Bringing Computational Thinking to PCMC schools under the Rotary Vocational Teachers Training Project. Computational Thinking is a 21st century skill that prepares students to participate creatively in the digital age. The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) India started a education initiative, CSpathshala ...[Read More]

CSpathshala and Rotary Club of Pimpri: Partnership to Bring Computational Thinking to schools

CSpathshala and Rotary Club of Pimpri: Partnership to Bring Computational Thinking to schools

Successful cross-sector partnerships work well together towards solving shared challenges through the utilization of core competencies of each organization. Such partnerships work well when the collaboration is aligned with the organizational mission and strategy of each partner. Also the key to such partnerships is the recognition that each partner brings valuable contribution to the partnership. ...[Read More]

CSpathshala and Rotary Club of Pimpri – Report 2017-18

CSpathshala and Rotary Club of Pimpri – Report 2017-18

The Rotary Club of Pimpri have partnered with the CSpathshala to take forward the project of “Bringing Computational Thinking to schools” under their Vocational Training Project for the teachers. Major Outcomes Equipped 70+teachers through various workshops on developing improved understanding on Computational Thinking Equipped teachers to adopt CSpathshala teaching aids and implement ...[Read More]

Computing Simplified, Through Art

Take a random set of adults, Give them a blank sheet of paper. Ask them to draw. ..and chances are that you will get stick figure drawings of a House, smiley or a tree…and a sheepish smile that says, ”Oh, I can never be an artist ! I stopped drawing after I left school”. Take a random set of Grade 1 or Grade 2  children. Give them a blank sheet of paper. Ask them to draw…and it’s defin ...[Read More]

CSpathshala Community of Teachers – a platform for collaborative learning

CSpathshala’s  primary goal is  to create a strong teachers community in India which with the necessary support from the academia, industry and government departments would help address the issues involved in creating, implementing and evaluating a CS curriculum for schools. The community would not only provide a platform for learning through experience sharing  but also get answers to their day t ...[Read More]