Best lesson learned outside the classroom

Teachers are the precious gifts of the gods. They are tolerant, kind and firm. A teacher doesn’t only mean a teacher in the classroom who teaches you Science, Maths, English, etc. It can be your parents or your siblings or your relatives. Anyone can be a teacher; even an outsider can be a teacher who can teach you the lesson of your life.

It was a sunny day, and I was in 5th grade. I was on my way of lunch. Lunch was only two periods away from the end of the day. I sat with my friends for a lunch and we were having a conversation about studies. All of a sudden a bunch of jerky seniors came to ruin my day. They poured cranberry juice on me and my friends. When I came home, a huge cloud of dust landed on me. I couldn’t control my anger. It was our maid who was cleaning the house. I stared angrily at her. She apologized but I was not in a mood to accept her apology. All of a sudden I saw my mother. She was looking at me with piercing eyes. I told her everything. My mother said that she had heard everything and whatever I did was not correct.

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She said, “Why you were so rude to a woman who is as old as your grandmother is? And after seeing me, you started complaining about her. If you respect your seniors, your next generation will respect you. Today your behaviour was very bad”.

Always remember, you should respect your elders. You have to understand this at a very young age. I realized my mistake and I apologize our maid. My maid smiled and said it’s ok. On that day, I learned the most important lesson of my life.

These are the kind of lesson which a teacher outside your classroom will teach you. Whenever you feel that someone is trying to teach you something good, grasp it. Remember, whenever someone you trust tries to teach you something, it is for your own good.

Things that will disappear from Classroom in Next 10 Years

Do you remember how you used to get excited when as a kid you use to enter a computer lab? 10 years back, we used to get curious by seeing new technology in the classroom. But, now it has become our necessity. Technology has entered the classroom and in future there are chances that because of the technology we will have to say good bye to a few things in the classroom. Here is the list of a few things which are likely to disappear from classroom in next 10 years.

Textbooks:

Textbooks are the first things that will disappear from classroom in next 10 years. Textbooks are the set of content that a students use to understand the basic knowledge of perspective. As modern techniques of teaching are being introduced in the classroom textbooks will become less popular. Textbooks will be replaced by e-Books as they are cheaper, updated and quickly accessible and more interactive.

Classroom instruction:

Classroom instructions means a traditional way of teaching were a teacher stands in front of the classroom and teach the lesson to the students. In the next 10 years, students will research, listen to the online information, and take online tests as per their convenience. The teacher will play the role of a facilitator. The teacher will functions as a “go-to” person when the help is needed in managing experiments or providing directions for the lesson.

Teachers Desk:

Technology helps the students by allowing them to access internet and interact with journals, books and web pages online. Students also have their own social networks and groups where they can connect with the experts. The teacher only needs to be present as a reference point in order to reduce distraction and help students with their relevant topics.

Student’s desks:

Change in the technology has personalized learning. Personalized learning will keep the students engaged in their studies. In the flexible classroom the student’s desk will be replaced by comfortable furniture that might include bean bags, swings, sofas or double-deck beds.

Computer labs:

With the devices like laptops and iPads students are no longer confined to the computer lab. They can work on any assignment from home, in the classroom, or while standing at the bus stop etc. The computer labs will disappear and classroom will look like a computer lab.

Educational system on our planet is being changed. But, I don’t think change is the thing that we need. A traditional teaching method involving students and teachers in the classroom is not at all terrible. Teacher needs to find new ways of teaching so that these things won’t disappear from the classroom and the traditional concept of teaching doesn’t change.

BCA or B.Tech: Which is the best career option for me?

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Many times, students interested in IT are confused between BCA and B.Tech. These fields cannot be compared as one is an engineering course and other is a degree course. But due to growing demands of B.C.A and rise in the private institute of engineering, students come up with the queries like should they go for B.C.A or B.Tech. In this blog, we have tried our best to clear all the doubts of students and help them in choosing the best career for them.

What is Bachelor of Computer Application Program (B.C.A)?

B.C.A or Bachelor of Computer Application is an undergraduate degree program in computer application. It’s a 3 years course. The 3 years duration is divided into 6 semesters. It involves subjects like database management, computer language, logical analysis, operations systems, and software design and client server technology. Many institutions offer this course all over India.

Eligibility criteria:

This program can be pursued by 12th passed students with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The minimum percentage varies from institute to institute. It may be 40 – 50% in PCM i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Some institute might also consider students who have appeared for state level entrance exam.

Courses to do after B.C.A

After completing your B.C.A, M.C.A is the options available in front of you. This is the master level course which is meant for those who are interested in gaining advanced technical knowledge about the topics they have studied in B.C.A course. After completing M.C.A, one may choose to join the private sector, government sector or teaching sector. PhD programs are available after completing MCA courses. After completing a PhD, you may join R&D sector related to this field.

If you are interested in Management field, you can go for a Certificate Management program or MBA or Diploma in Management etc.

Career and Job Opportunities:

As a graduate you can opt for government as well as private sector. The self-employment option is also available. You may go for government jobs that require graduation degree. For example: PSUs, Armed Forces, and Nationalized Banks etc.

If you are choosing private sector, Software MNCs are the prime recruiters of B.C.A graduates. Electronics industry, Web hosting, IT sectors are some other sectors that hires B.C.A graduates. Following are the post which a graduate may take up:

• Software Tester
• Software Engineer
• Associate System Engineer
• Database Management Professional
• Information Management Professional
• System Administrator
• System Security Officer
• Project Manager

Now let us study about B.Tech

What is B.Tech (IT/CSE)?

B.Tech or Bachelor of Technology is an undergraduate degree program in technology. It is a 4 years course. The 4 years duration is divided into 8 semesters. B.Tech concentrates on Mechanical, Electrical, Information Technology and Computer Science. For the first two years, the course study is same for all the students. After that, the students pick up their own specialization like computers, mechanical, electrical, civil etc. The course involves practical’s plus theory.

Eligibility:

12th passed out students from science stream with aggregate 50% marks can appear for JEE for entering the engineering institutions.

Courses to do after B.Tech:

If you wish to be an expert in this field, M.tech is the best option available in front of you after B.Tech. For this, you will have to crack the entrance exam of GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering). GATE is a national exam conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven IITs i.e Delhi, Bombay, Kanpur, Guwahati, Madras, Kharagpur and Roorkee.

Career and Job opportunities:

B.Tech graduates are in high demand everywhere, whether it be a private sector or a government sector.
Following are the post which a graduate may take up:

• Software Engineer
• Software Programmer
• Engineer Trainee
• Software Trainee Engineer
• Research Analyst

Key Difference between B.C.A and B.Tech:

• From the course name we can say that, B.C.A is about application and B.Tech is about engineering.
• Companies always give more preference to engineering degree i.e. B.Tech than B.C.A. However, students holding MCA degree can expect a high salary.
• B.Tech is much more advanced than B.C.A.
• B.C.A provides the base for higher studies while B.Tech deals with the technical aspect and develops engineers.
The information given above is just with respect to the course. Finally, it’s up to you as how much knowledge you collect.

Teaching the Students of 21st Century

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Technology has brought in a lot of changes in our day to day lives, which cannot be ignored. It has made the processes faster, without compromising on the quality of services. Similarly, the education sector has also been affected by the advent of technology.

Training and educating the upcoming or the 21st century generation has become a difficult task not only for their parents but also the educators. Teaching, which was never an easy profession, has become even more complex.  The demands of a current generation student are very high. So, the teachers have to be proactive and well verse with technology.

Here are some of the essential qualities required in a 21st Century Teacher:

Commitment towards Students

Among all the qualities, having professional knowledge of the subject is considered very important.  Nowadays, having just the basic knowledge of the topic or the subject is not considered sufficient.  A teacher should be aware of its commitment level with the students. Professional knowledge is the awareness of the commitment she/he/has with the students. Teachers should be aware about the consequences it can have on the students and should try to portray themselves as potential role models for them.

Instructional Effectiveness

The most important aspect between teacher-student relationships is the effectiveness of the instructions provided by the teachers. An effective teacher is one who can teach well, has a versatile way of teaching ability to teach well and precision over his/her methodology. The instructions need to be clear and to the mark. It should have diversity but at the same time should not be too complex to understand.

Communication Skills

Another important quality of an efficient teacher is having good communication skills. It does not take a lot of time to understand about the level of communication skills of the teacher. The information spreads rapidly among the staff members and students and a particular image is formed about the teacher.

The body language is also an important factor when it comes to judging a teacher’s communication skills. An ideal teacher is anything but hostile with the students and every teacher’s door should be open for a student’s doubts and queries. These factors are essential for personality development of students.

Moving out of the Shell

An ideal teacher for the diverse current generation is one who is not limited to constraints and is willing to go out of the box to get things done. They should put in extra effort to make the students feel comfortable and understand the true nuances of education. They should also be well aware of the student’s psychology, in order to resolve any possible conflicts.

Willingness to learn

Teaching is a long-standing process. Every teacher learns gradually over time and evolves not only as an educator, but also as a person. Along with the students, it’s a learning curve for the teachers as well. Good teachers are always in search of the activities that help them in their professional development.

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Why is Mathematics and Science important in Engineering?

We take many things for granted in our life. For example, our cell phones, internet, FM Radio, microwave oven etc. But from where do all these things come? Yes, you are right. These things come from mathematics, science, technology and engineering. In a simple sentence, we can say that these things come from those people who are specialized in those streams.

 

Our future depends on our scientific spine. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM are very important for our country.  STEM Education is important for our children future. If you think where STEM applies in our life, you will realize that it applies in each and every aspect of our life. Science includes our natural world. For example sun, moon, stars, weather, animals, plants, food etc. Technology includes cell phones, computers, television, radio, telegraphs etc.  Engineering includes designing roads, bridges and building. It also deals with challenges related to transport, global warming, systems and appliances. We come across Mathematics at grocery stores, banks, family budget, and tax forms.

 

 

School and college going students of America are the future of the country. They are very important for a dynamic economy. Here is the fact about them.

 

The National Academies is the non-profit organization that advises on science and technology. Many years ago a warning was given to U.S by The National Academies, that the U.S. will continue losing ground to foreign economic rivals unless and until it improves the education quality of maths and science.

 

Last year, experts reported that, U.S ranked 27th among 29 wealthy countries in proportion of university students with degrees in mathematics and science. Among developed countries, they ranked 31st.

 

The National Academies are taking initiative and urging government to improve mathematics and science curriculums. The National Academies wants to increase the number of qualified science and maths teacher by 10000. The students who have thorough knowledge of STEM think critically and innovatively. In future the highest paid jobs will be in STEM and all the employees will have to utilize their STEM skills to solve problems in a wide range of industries.

 

According to U.S. Department of Education, only 16% high school students have proven their proficiency in mathematics and are interested in STEM. Only 28% of high school freshmen showed their interest in STEM related field.  Due to these reasons, Obama started “Educate to innovate’ campaign in 2009 so that the students get inspired and excel in STEM subjects.  The campaign also showed the number of insufficient teachers skilled to educate in these subjects. The mission is to get the American students from the middle to the top of the international arena.

 

The Importance of STEM education:

 

STEMconnector.org projects that there will be around 8.65 millions of STEM related jobs by 2018. Projection of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is that, by 2018, the bulk of STEM careers will be 2% in Mathematics, 4% in life Science, 7% in Physical Science, 16% in Traditional Engineering, and 71% in Computing.

 

Only Americans don’t have this problem. Countries like U.K, Germany do face the same problem. According to Royal Academy of Engineering reports, the Brits should graduate more than 1lakh STEM majors till 2020 just to meet its demand. Germany has the scarcity of more than 2lakh workers in Mathematics, National Science and Computer Science disciplines. Ethnically, Asian students have shown much interest in the field of STEM.

 

STEM based learning combines learning methods and subjects rather than keeping them separate.  Different types of disciplines are taught by integrating what students know to solve a new problem. STEM makes use of student’s strength and challenge them to learn more and think innovatively.

 

Hello!!! Ever heard a quote, “Teaching means learning twice”?

Hello!!! Ever heard a quote, “Teaching means learning twice”?

No…

Doesn’t matter. This blog will help you in understanding meaning behind this quote.

This is a very famous quote written by renowned French essayist and moralist, Joseph Joubert. By this quote, he has tried to modernize or update the act of teaching.

When I read this quote for the first time, I really liked the quote. This quote describes teacher as a teacher and as a learner. The one who is in this profession will surely understand that, teaching doesn’t mean the education or the qualification the teacher possess. It involves learning and evaluating teaching standards and the education quality offered to the students.

 

 

Teaching should inspire students towards attaining their educational goals. Teachers should have a detailed knowledge about their subject. The teacher should tactfully handle the student’s problem as and when arise. Teachers with less subject knowledge can mislead the student and as a result the student might lose interest in the subject.

Teachers training workshops should be held regularly. Some of the senior teacher continue to go with their old-fashioned and traditional ways of teaching. They often refuse to adopt new and improved teaching methods and consider it as extra work.

You may have heard that most of the teachers these days complain that students don’t respect them. The only reason for this is their outdated teaching methods, which no longer interest the students in their subject. Such teacher becomes less popular and gets less respect or no respect from the students.

A student needs some inspiration from the teachers, to start anything in their lives. The teacher, who keeps on learning, inspires and motivates their students to greater heights. It is a teacher who can make the life of the students from good to best.

 

10+1 Questions That Tells You Whether Engineering Is Right For You

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There are many parents who decide their children’s career. As soon as the baby is being conceived in the womb, they confirm that the baby is going to be an Engineer or a Doctor or a Scientist. How could they know what a baby can be in the future?

This blog is for those parents and students who consider engineering as a dream profession. Obviously, Engineering is an interesting field that gives you fame, money and great opportunities. But to be an excellent engineer, a person must have some skills. In India, it is now very easy to get an engineering admission, but the number of students who successfully complete the course with the necessary qualities are very less.

The following 10 questions help you understand yourself and the skills in you. Try answering them very sincerely.

  • Do you pay attention to detail?
  • Do you have excellent communication skills?
  • Do you have strong analytical skills?
  • Do you have good problem solving skills?
  • Do you have great mathematical skills?
  • Are you interested in learning new things?
  • Are you capable of logical thinking?
  • Are you a good team player?
  • Are you a tech savvy?
  • Are you a person with great creative as well as innovative ideas?

And the 11th Question: Do you have the confidence that through proper training you could become an Engineer?

Yes/ No?

Answer for this one question is enough to decide whether you can become an engineer or not. The above listed 10 questions are important since it gives you an idea about what all basic skills you should posses to become an ideal engineer. Since no one is born as an engineer, you can acquire these skills by giving proper focus on the specific areas where you feel you are weak. Training can be started from the school days itself.

Engineering fields are numerous and out of many you have to find out the field that suits your skills best. Before getting admission, you are advised to go through the details of subjects in each field and the career opportunities. Majority of engineering students fail in their subjects mainly due to the lack of interest.

The technology has changed a lot so that information is available at your finger tips. The gadgets at your hands act as a mediator who connects you with the information world, www. Browse a lot about the fields and best colleges which offer the specific courses. If you feel like you need a helping hand by your side, please contact Global Educates.

 

Global Educates is the torch bearer of a student’s future professional life, find out how

By offering a full-fledge solution to students who are looking for the best school even colleges for building their career, global educates offers them a properly planned platform so that these young aspirer, the future of our country can get a properly planned platform for education which will polish their qualities and fulfil their ambition.

The well qualified team of Global Educates are always updated with everything that is going in the education industry so they can help a student with all relevant paper work also aid in budgeting heir education. Global educates hold hands with students in every step, from start to finish.

 

This career building platform also discussed with parents regarding every doubt they have and explain them clearly about the process. They help a child in completing all relevant paper work so that the student’s education is financed properly and at the right time.

 

Some Reasons Why Global Educates Is A Torch Bearer For Students

 Offers the stepping stone for studying abroad in top institutes

Numerous pre-college improvement opportunity than any other organization, including college credits, SAT preparation, information and proper guidance about top institutes and steps to climb to study abroad.

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 Partnership with top institutes

Years of partnership with various top institutes of the world where students are an eminent part of the university’s community.

 Got the vote of confidence

Students, parents even educators have recommended this platform after experiencing numerous benefits that Global educates have promised them.

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 Unmatched experience

Offers an unparallel experience in providing education related information related to schools, colleges and similar such things required in studying abroad.

 Personal attention for clearing all doubts

Experienced staff does not limit their task in just providing leader ship along with this also provides personal attention so that every doubt is clear from minute to substantial.

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 Admission process is restricted to highly selected colleges

Admission process is strictly restricted to top colleges so that students get the cream and don’t spend their valuable academic years in a college which cannot polish their abilities.

It won’t be wrong to say that global educates provides platform to students where they can build and polish their future.

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Why should you fancy doing Engineering ?

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Choosing a career option is considered a major step in anyone’s career.  There are a lot of factors which can decide your ultimate career choice, like interest in the subject, feasibility of the course and especially, future scope of the course.

Engineering is and has been one of the most sought after courses in the country. But, it is important to analyse the pros and cons of studying engineering. The area of subjects is not easy and requires continuous hard work to excel.  But these subjects are still very much in demand due to their vast nature. It is still easier to find jobs with the help of an engineering degree.

 

The following can be the major reasons of opting for a career in Engineering:

Career satisfaction

It is generally seen that those who opt for a career in engineering and technology and especially those who are passionate about the subject, will find enjoyment and satisfaction throughout their career.

It is considered an area that is guaranteed to grow with time and even the experienced professionals are going to benefit from that. The income of an average engineer is also higher than the income of an average professional from any other field.

 

Develop specialist and transferable skills

A degree of engineering provides exposure to students on various technical subjects and skill sets. Transferable skills are developed which include problem solving, decision making, innovation, project management, team working and communication. They will also get to know that they are constantly contributing to the rapid growing market.

 

Good income and Regular increment

The key benefits of studying engineering are both financial and prospect based. Financially, the starting salaries are among the best across all industry sectors.

There are a lot of job avenues for them as, the demand for well-qualified and skilled engineers is increasing day by day. Freshers who have received a degree in Engineering, can expect to earn more than their Commerce, Arts or Management counterparts.

It is considered easier to progress within the network with an engineering degree due to all the technological advancements happening all over the world.

 

Wide variety of career progression opportunities

Having technical knowledge comes very handy, as the scope of progressing in other fields increases considerably. Employers look for people who have knowledge of different streams. So, it is easy for an engineer to get managerial roles after doing a Master degree course in fields like Finance, Marketing or Production. This improves the profile of the candidate, which eventually results in a better job opportunity for the candidate.

The success of every nation is determined by its manufacturing and engineering base, and the skills and creativity of its engineers.

 

What Essential Qualities Make An Excellent Engineer?

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An engineer is a scientifically trained professional, who is able to design and develop products such as software, machines, structures etc. In other words, an engineer is a person responsible for all technological innovations.

We cannot count and list down the qualities of an engineer. He/she may have infinite skills and knacks that differ from person to person. Although, some of the qualities of a great engineer are given below for your reference.

1) Attention to detail
An ideal engineer must possess attention to even minute details. A minute carelessness can destroy the entire project. No matter in which stream you are specialized, the responsibility is the same.

2) Strong analytical skill
An outstanding engineer has strong analytical skills that aids in solving problems easily. They will be in a constant analysis of issues and bugs arising from their products and fix them. Engineers also consider the future queries or problems that may arise after the product delivery and take necessary steps.

3) Excellent Communication skill
Communication skill is not simply the fluency in language. It involves the translation of technical details into native language or English by how a layman can understand. He/she must be able to communicate well with the clients as well as colleagues.

4) Updated about innovations
A true engineer even after his UG or PG will show interest in updating themselves with the new technological innovations and discoveries. They will be very enthusiastic about the innovations.

5) Logical thinking
The prime difference between a common man and an engineer is the ability to think logically. Problem solving requires supreme logical thinking ability. Without this quality, one cannot become a good engineer.

6) Innovative as well as creative
Innovation and creation relates very close to each other. For a good innovation, the engineer must be creative. They need to think of future possibilities that may seem impossible in the present.

7) Team player
Team work leads to success. Engineers work in teams to fulfil a project. It is through co-ordination of different ideas from the team members, a new product is developed.

8) Tech savvy
The term ‘tech savvy’ is quite familiar to all. An engineer must have strong technical knowledge not only in his/her own sector but also in devices that is used in the project development.

9) Great Mathematical skills
Mathematics is the core subject that is applicable in all the areas of engineering. An engineer must have the excellent mathematical skills. He/she must be able to break down the complexities in a large problem into smaller ones and solve it with ease.

10) Good problem solving skill
It is common in a project or in an industry for problems to arise. Hence, an engineer must have the knack of solving those issues arising in the industry. The problems may include bug fixes, servicing of a machine, maintenance of a structure etc. These issues need to be fixed within specific time limits that add to the quality of an engineer.

If you are a student who foresees your career in Engineering, make sure that you can acquire the above mentioned qualities flawlessly. Some are knacks and some are skills. Knacks need to be in one’s blood and skill can be obtained by training.