The importance of education in India

1. An essential human virtue
Education is an essential human virtue. Man becomes 'man' through education. He is what education makes him. It has been rightly said that without education, man is a splendid slave, reasoning savage.
2. A necessity for society
Education is necessary for society. Education fashions and models man for society. Man cannot be conceived merely in terms of his biological existence. Education brings into focus the social aspect of man. Education signifies man's supreme position in society.
3. Important for the integration of separate entities
An individual is made up of different entities. Education brings about the integration of these separate entities.
4. Gives significance of life
Education teaches what man lives and struggles for. It cultivates an integrated life. By so doing, it gives significance of life.
5. Educated men are superior
Education is a sign of superiority. Aristotle wrote, "Educated men are as much superior to uneducated as the living are to the dead."
6. Sign of freedom
Education is a sign of freedom. Epictetus had declared, "Only the educated are free."
7. A controlling grace
Diogenes felt that "Education is a controlling grace to the young, consolation to the old wealth to the poor and ornament to the rich."
8. Basis of good life
Education is an essential basis of good life. A man becomes a human being in the real sense when he is transformed from primarily an animal being into a human being.
In short, education is an essential concomitant of all human societies. "What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul", says Addison.

Tips for Teaching

Top 10 Tips for Teaching Visual Learners

 1) Talk Less, Show More
Too many words can overwhelm visual kids. Simplify verbal instructions. Make lists, be brief and use pictures when possible.

 2) Get Into the Arts
The arts are a perfect match for the way visual-spatial kids think. Encourage regular participation in art, dance, music or theater classes.

 3) Make Study Visual
Help your visual student learn to study. Encourage them to make notes visual, adding color to enhance key points. Colored flashcards also help with memorization for a visual student.

4)  Focus on Handwriting
Writing while learning helps visual kids retain information. Practice handwriting and learn to draw as a way to develop these fine motor skills.

 5) Read, Read, Read
Because visual learners struggle when presented with too many words, it’s important to find creative ways to help your child enjoy reading. Reading aloud, listening to audio books and taking turns reading with your child are all great ways to make reading more fun.

 6) Create an Environment that Fosters Creativity
Innovation comes naturally to visual kids. Art and craft materials, Legos, puzzles, props and creative play will help develop their innovative abilities.

 7) Make Math Visual and Tactile
Visual learners are conceptual and less detail-oriented. To engage them in math concepts, use manipulative, play board games, teach concepts and add images wherever possible.

8)  Map Out Writing
Visual kids struggle putting their multidimensional, visual thoughts into words. Use sticky notes or graphic organizers to help them arrange their ideas before writing essays or papers.

 9) Engage All of the Senses
Learning through immersion is essential for visual children. Learning should include seeing, touching and doing activity, such as making maps, building dioramas, and participating in role play.

10) Help Build Organizational Skills

Order does not come naturally, so visual kids need help learning to organize. Homework assignments need to be written, use visual calendars and organize tasks by color.

LEARNect: Ten interesting facts about India

LEARNect: Ten interesting facts about India: Fact 1: There is 17 major languages and 844 dialects spoken in India. Fact 2: India was one of the richest countries on ear...

Ten interesting facts about India

Fact 1: There is 17 major languages and 844 dialects spoken in India.

Fact 2:India was one of the richest countries on earth until the British invasion in the early 17th century.

Fact 3: India invented the number system and Aryabhatta was the scientist who invented the digit zero.

Fact 4: Chess was invented in India.

Fact 5: India is the 6th largest country in the world, the largest democracy and one of the oldest civilization.

Fact 6: India has the most number of mosques. It has 300,000 mosques which is much more than the Muslim world.

Fact 7: India is one of the largest exporter of computer software products.

Fact 8: Before 1986, India was the only place in the world where Diamonds could be found.

Fact 9: The biggest and the largest employer in the world is Indian railways employing over a million people.

Fact 10: India has the most number of post offices in the world.

Seasons on Mars

The planet experiences all four seasons that the Earth does, but, since the year is longer on the planet, the axial tilt is different, and Mars has a more eccentric orbit than Earth, the seasons are not the same length as each other or the same in each hemisphere.Why does Mars have seasons? Because, like Earth, its axis is tilted away from the Sun.

On Mars, in the northern hemisphere to be exact, spring is the longest season. The Martian year is nearly twice as long as an Earth year(1.88 years), the seasons last longer as well. Here is how a Martian year in the north breaks down: Spring…7 months, Summer…6 months, Fall…5.3 months, and Winter…just over 4 months. Even in the summer months it is very cold. Temperatures at the height of the season may not top -20 C. In the south the temperatures can be as much as 30 C warmer during the same season. The great fluctuations in temperature and the difference in warmth between hemispheres can cause huge dust storms. Some can affect just a small area, while others can cover the entire planet. The larger storms usually occur when the planet is near its aphelion(closest point to the Sun). When there are global dust storms there is no way for scientists to visualize the planet’s surface.

Scientific evidence suggests that the planet has seen warmer and colder periods over its existence, much like Earth has. A radar instrument on the Mars Express has turned up water ice, a mineral mapping instrument has discovered chemicals formed in a wet environment, and its camera has picked out features on the surface formed by running water. The cameras also show a huge valley, Kasei Valles, that was probably carved by a gigantic glacier. Additional research has shown evidence of glaciers at varying latitudes. This would seem to indicate that the planet formerly had a different degree of axial tilt, which would have made for a much different environment and potential seasonal variations.

LEARNect: Computer Facts- interesting information about thes...

LEARNect: Computer Facts- interesting information about thes...: Early electronic computers, developed around the 1940’s, were the size of a large room and consumed huge amounts of elect...

Computer Facts- interesting information about these amazing devices which play such an important role in our modern day lives

  • Early electronic computers, developed around the 1940’s, were the size of a large room and consumed huge amounts of electricity. They were vastly different to the modern computers we use today, especially when compared to small and portable laptop computers.

  • Computers are programmed to carry out instructions. These instructions are usually very simple and require adding numbers together, moving data from one place to another etc.

  • A computer program can include as little as a few instructions to upwards of millions of instructions depending on the complexity of the program. Modern applications such as word processors, web browsers and graphic editors take large teams of programmers a long time to complete.

  • A computer’s memory stores numbers in huge amounts of cells that are addressed and can be quickly accessed by the CPU to perform calculations. There are two main types of computer memory, ROM (read only memory) and RAM (random access memory). ROM contains pre-written software and data that the CPU can only read, while RAM can be accessed and written to at any time.

  • Computers interact with a number of different I/O (input/output) devices to exchange information. These peripheral devices include the keyboard, mouse, display, hard drive, printer and more.

  • Computers are used to help link the world in the form of networks. Networked computers allow users to share and exchange data that is stored in different locations. You may have heard of a local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN) which connects areas of various sizes. The Internet is a vast network of computers spanning the globe that allows users to access email, the World Wide Web and other applications.

Although we normally think of computers as the ones we use in our everyday lives to surf the web, write documents etc, small computers are also embedded into other things such as mobile phones, toys, microwaves and MP3 players. We use computers all the time, often without even knowing it!