Posts Tagged ‘ PUSH ’

AUGUST CLASSES

The children at Push home were learning MS word, Power point and a little about the Internet all through the month of August. Internet seems to have fascinated them and they are in awe as they realize the power it holds. They show good progress in learning and they are putting their skills to test by creating MS word and Power point files on their own. The files they have created will be posted the next week.

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YOUNG MINDS IN ACTION – PART 2

Like the previous week, two other kids were ready to show their work to their tutor. As Ebi entered the room waving his hands and greeting the children, a gang of them welcomed him cheerfully and were telling him that they are ready to watch video made by their friends.

Ajay and Prem asked Ebi to play the videos that they have made and the others were eager to watch. Both Ajay and Prem made a very good video and they were appreciated by their tutor.

Ebi was very happy to see what these amazing kids have accomplished. He felt happy to see the outcome of his hard work. These videos prove that kids at push home have tremendous talents, with little hands on guidance they will shine in beautiful colours.

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WORD

Aren’t you happy to know that the children at PUSH home are now thorough with “Video making”? The video making lessons has come to an end and from now on the children will be taught new lessons on Microsoft Word. Yes, their tutor has prepared new set of lessons to teach Microsoft Word.

This week Ebi taught them the basics of Microsoft word – it was an introductory lesson. In the following weeks the children will learn ‘How to start word, Set screen for good working conditions, Understand the parts of the screen, Create a document, Format the document, Save the document and Print the document.

As usual the children enjoyed their first class of learning the basics of Ms Word. According to their tutor the children were very happy and they showed the same enthusiasm that they had while learning video making. See you in the next blog!

2010-02-15: How to make videos


Video editing

This Saturday, the kids at PUSH home were eagerly waiting for their tutor, as they were going to learn “HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO”. This was some thing totally new for them, so they expressed their excitement with broad big smiles and cheerful welcome to their teacher.

Ebi (their new tutor) had planned to take separate classes for boys and girls, as he could easily attend to every individual child in a more personal way. So this week, few girls (from 6th grade onwards) were picked. The class started with the introduction on “how to make a video”.

In general, children in and around 4th grade gain much of their learning from what they read, so having this in mind, Ebi asked each of them to take notes as he taught them.  As he dictated the step-by-step procedures involved in ‘video making’, the girls penned them in a notebook.  Then taking few sample images he practically taught them video making. Meanwhile, boys of the same age group were asked to take notes as well.  So they will find it easy to learn when they are taught the following week.

As the class was going on, the tiny tots were having a nice time playing with the toys contributed by our Swedish friends.  Each one was playing games of their own interest. And few of them were enjoying a very good nap.

Finally the class came to an end, after the girls were informed of a test the following week. Their tutor has asked them to be ready with some nice pictures and using them they will have to do a video using their creativity.

This sounds interesting! Let us see how the girls perform the test. See you in the next blog.

Below are the Photos taken by two of the Push home boys. They are very interested and are well-versed in photography.

20091003: The first class is full of fun

After 2 hours journey by bus I reached the bus stop near PUSH home. From the bus stop I was taken to push home by Naveen a teenage boy from PUSH home.

Last week (26th September 2009) when I visited the home with my colleagues in Knutpunkten.se I conducted an introductory class for them. During the class I observed that 3 boys among the kids had basic computer knowledge. So for today (3rd October 2009) I had planned to start Photoshop classes for them. But those boys were more interested in playing football game as one volunteer is coaching them foot ball.

Though the boys went to play football I started the first session for girls, they were 3 and studying 6th standard in Government school. They don’t have any computer knowledge. After giving the introduction I taught some basics of computer operations like switch on/off and logging in the computer. Then I taught them about navigate to view files and folder.

I also taught them to use keyboard/mouse and for good practice of doing that I taught them to play Canyon Glider which is a computer game. Within an hour they learned all these things and started playing the computer game by their own.

While one student playing Canyon Glider game by her own, the other one supported her by giving ideas and I took the third one to teach photography. While she learned photography I let her play the Canyon Glider game and I instructed the other girl to take photos. Like this all the three girls spend equal time learning photography and practicing the game.

The girls were cheerful to see their photos and photo’s taken by them when I copied the files to the computer and showed them. I gave them some notes also.
Finally the girls were little unhappy to leave the computer as I started to teach the boys. The boys who return after football played asked me to teach them Canyon Glider game and photography. So I did the same for them, the boys learned more on using the camera like zooming and they took some nice outdoor shots also.

In the next class I planned to start Photoshop for the boys and for girls I’m going to teach more on computer basics.