CSpathshala

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]

Guess my Birthdate @APSWRS

Guess my Birthdate @APSWRS

The  goal of the activity is to guess my birthdate – a number between 1 to 31.  For conducting the activity we have a student as a Robot answering the questions in a “yes” or a “no” and a guessing team of students. This activity was conducted by standard 9 students from APSWRS(B),M.R.Ccolony,Pedavagi, a boys Social Welfare school from Godavari District. Guess my birth ...[Read More]

Bebras Toppers @Genwise Summer School

Bebras Toppers @Genwise Summer School

Ramu and Sandeep travelled to Bengaluru for the first time with their trainer Moorthy full of excitement to participate at the Genwise Summer school at Bangaluru. This being Ramu’s maiden train trip his joy knew no bounds.The two Bebras India national toppers from Group Mahavira (age 14-16), Sandeep and Ramu  from APTWR (Andhra Pradesh Tribal Welfare Residential School), Chintoor, East Godavari pa ...[Read More]

Joy of Computing

Joy of Computing

Joy of Computing Computational Thinking has been identified as the foundation of 21st century skills. It is interesting to note that it has given a new dimension to children with learning disabilities too. At the onset my request to all educators is let’s retitle “Learning Disability” as “Learning Differently “ . Differently abled children needs a Different style of Learning . This is where Comput ...[Read More]

Bebras India Challenge @Doltabad Vachla School in Rural Gujarat

Bebras India Challenge @Doltabad Vachla School in Rural Gujarat

Pragneshbhai Patel from Doltabad School, Talod registered 96 students from classes 3 to 8 for the 2018 Bebras India Challenge. This Government school from Gujarat doesnot have a dedicated computer period or a computer teacher. The medium of instruction is gujarati. The school lacked adequate infrastructure and internet connectivity. Pragneshbhai is a Science and Maths teacher who decided to provid ...[Read More]

Bebras India Challenge @Adpodara School in Rural Gujarat

Bebras India Challenge @Adpodara School in Rural Gujarat

Dhavalsinh Zala was the First runner up in India with 12 students with Second runner up in India ranks from Adpodra School, Himmatnagar. A proud moment for Babubhai Pranami, teacher,who had encouraged 31 students of Class 8 to participate in 2018 Bebras Challenge. 2018 Bebras India Challenge was participation from 400 students from 9 schools across 5 talukas of Gujarat. These are all Government sc ...[Read More]

A learning platform for teachers: CTiS2019

A learning platform for teachers: CTiS2019

    टाकळकरवाडी शाळेच्या आदर्श शिक्षिका स्मिता लोंढे मॅडम यांनी 12 राज्यातून आलेल्या 140 शिक्षकांना खूप छान मार्गदर्शन केले .सर्व मार्गदर्शक शिक्षक हे इंग्रजी माध्यमाच्या शाळेचे होते ,फक्त आपल्या ZP (Zilla Parishad)  शाळेच्या एकच शिक्षिका होत्या त्या म्हणजे लोंढे मॅडम .खूप ओघवत्या भाषेत त्यांनी मार्गदर्शन केले .       कॉन्फरन्स खूप छान झाली ,विविध राज्यातील शाळा,विद्यार्थी, ...[Read More]

Radiant Experience Of CSpathshala

Radiant Experience Of CSpathshala

I am Jayashree Mahakalkar from School of Scholars , Beltarodi, Nagpur. We have started implementing CSpathshala activities in Meghe Group of Schools from June 2018. At the beginning of the session 2018-19,our management has introduced one of the interesting activity in our Mathematics curriculum and that was CSpathshala. Our Resource centre arranged workshop to train the teachers for implementatio ...[Read More]

CTiS2019 1st Conference on Computational Thinking in Schools : A report

CTiS2019 1st Conference on Computational Thinking in Schools : A report

More than 140 delegates which included teachers, Principals and organisations working in the field of education from 20 cities and 7 states of the country attended CTiS2019 the 1st conference on  Computational Thinking in schools which took place on 20th April 2019 at Pune. The conference was organized by CSpathshala (www.cspathshala.org), an ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) India initiat ...[Read More]

BebrasIndia Challenge:  A Challenge We Overcame!

BebrasIndia Challenge:   A Challenge We Overcame!

  Dr. KalmadiShamarao High School, Ganesh Nagar , Pune We had registered all the students of class 7 to class 9 for Bebras India Challenge. We have a lab with 60 computers, that looks pretty easy to conduct any online test for the students. But when it comes to all the six divisions(45 students per division) for all the standards, the adjustments in the timetable becomes too difficult. Specia ...[Read More]

From Pilot Implementation to the First Conference in Computational Thinking in Schools (CTiS) – A Volunteer’s Reflection

From Pilot Implementation to the First Conference in Computational Thinking in Schools (CTiS) – A Volunteer’s Reflection

-Arati Halbe The first conference for Computational Thinking in Schools took place in Pune on 20th April 2019. It seems not long ago when I visited Kalmadi Shamrao Primary School to seek feedback on teaching file systems to the primary students. The teacher told me how the children basically liked the units but found it difficult to understand what a ‘filing cabinet’ is! It was the beginning for t ...[Read More]