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]

Sudoku in Zilla Parishad School, Shive

Sudoku in Zilla Parishad School, Shive

Sangeeta Kshirsagar, Zilla Parishad Primary School, Shive, Taluka Khed, District Pune. I joined the school in 2018 as a teacher. After that I participated in the CSpathshala training programme. I learnt to solve the Sudoku using systematic techniques there and I almost fell in love with the Sudoku. Mathematics is my  favourite subject, so upon completing the training from the very next day I immed ...[Read More]

An experience of online CSpathshala lessons at Nashik Shikshan Prasarak Mandal Schools

An experience of online CSpathshala lessons at Nashik Shikshan Prasarak Mandal Schools

Author: Supriya Dangrikar, Nashik Shikshan Prasarak Mandal. Translation: Anagha Bhat-Behere, Savitribai Phule Pune University. Department of Foreign Language नाशिक मधील नावाजलेली नाशिक शिक्षण प्रसारक मंडळ,नाशिक ह्या शैक्षणिक संस्थेतील नवीन मराठी प्राथमिक शाळेत गेल्या 10 वर्षापासून मी संगणक हा विषय शिकवत आहे. मागील वर्षापासून cs पाठशाळा ह्या अभ्यासक्रमाची माहिती घेत होते.मा.श्री.गिरीष पगारे सर व सो ...[Read More]

CSpathshala Online Teachers Development programs: Webinars, Virtual Conference and Learning Circles

CSpathshala Online Teachers Development programs: Webinars, Virtual Conference and Learning Circles

Priyanka KS, APSEF and  Sonia Garcha, CSpathshala Covid19 pandemic has thrown unprecedented challenges with continuing education as one of the major areas affected with complete closure of schools, limited or no access to digital technology and of course learning new skills to cope with the challenges while keeping teaching and learning alive. Urban and rural teachers who have been intimidated wit ...[Read More]

CTiS2020: The 2nd Conference on Computational Thinking in Schools

CTiS2020: The 2nd Conference on Computational Thinking in Schools

  The second conference on Computational Thinking in Schools (CTiS2020) was held  virtually on 2nd and 3rd October 2020 and saw participation of more than 1000 delegates which included teachers, Principals, educators and organisations working in the field of education from across 15 countries.  CTiS, the first of its kind conference for teachers in computational thinking in India provides a p ...[Read More]

Understanding the world through computational thinking: My journey with CSPathshala

Understanding the world through computational thinking: My journey with CSPathshala

From Introduction to implementation @MEMS, The Akanksha Foundation, Pune. Varsha Pangarkar, The Akanksha Foundation, Pune The rate at which technology has affected human’s life is faster than any other thing ever done. Everyday new programs are bring written and applications are being created to solve even the basic problems. In the technology-driven world, teachers have a very crucial role to pla ...[Read More]

CSpathshala Annual Report 2019-20

CSpathshala Annual Report 2019-20

Over 3 Lakh students from 11 states have piloted the CSpathshala curriculum in 2019-20 and 2/3rd of these are Government schools in 4 languages (English, Gujarati, Hindi and Marathi). Of these, 427 schools with 200,000 students from AP social and tribal welfare have adopted CSpathshala curriculum. In addition to this Tamil Nadu SCERT has adopted the unplugged computational thinking curriculum as p ...[Read More]

Bebras India Challenge 2019: Exercise of Computational Thinking for All

Bebras India Challenge 2019: Exercise of Computational Thinking for All

We successfully conducted on-line Bebras India challenge 2019 in our school. A total of 1350  students from std 5th to std 9th participated in the challenge. The students were very excited to participate and they took the challenge seriously which is reflected in the school results.Two students stood 4th at the National Level, and 8 more students stood in the top 10 National Ranks.  Around 200 stu ...[Read More]

Bebras Challenge 2019 – Late V. M. Mehta Secondary School, Solapur

Late V. M. Mehta Secondary School is a Marathi medium school in Solapur. We have classes 5 to 10 with a total strength of 1100 students studying in Marathi and semi English. During the Diwali vacations I had attended a workshop conducted by Shah Sir who had shared the details of the Bebras Challenge. After that I got permission from our principal, Mrs. Bagewadi to register the students for the Cha ...[Read More]

Bebras Challenge 2019 – Saraswati Vidya Mandir

Bebras Challenge 2019 – Saraswati Vidya Mandir

Our school, Sarswati Vidya Mandir is a school run for underprivileged students in Dahanukar colony and nearby area. We try to provide best available opportunities to our students to make them able to face challenges in life and to lead better future. Our students appeared for Bebras challenge (in Marathi) for the first time. They enjoyed the challenge very much as it was without any burden like an ...[Read More]

I am glad to share some links of past Bebras of other countries

https://www.bebras.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2014-Bebras-Solution-Guide.pdf https://www.bebras.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017_Bebras_Solution_Guide_AU.pdf https://www.bebras.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2014-Bebras-Solution-Guide.pdf https://www.bebras.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Bebras-2018-Solution-Guide.pdf https://www.bebras.org/sites/default/files/Bebro%202016%20lan ...[Read More]