Best of 2015 Classroom Ideas

Here is a quick rewind of some interesting ideas that got featured on the Teachers of India website. We know it is not final. We know there are very many resources you found it useful that we couldn't feature in this particular list. How about you making your own list and sending it to us. We also invite you to remix ideas from your own experience and share it with larger teacher community. That would be a great bang to start the year!

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Here is our 1st list. (Not in any particular order)

1. A Game for Teaching Adjectives & Adverbs

This activity shared by K Viswanath is very helpful for teaching adjectives and adverbs and is recommended when you need to raise the attention levels of your learners.
2. Construction in the classroom
Don't discard a ruler that has broken! A broken ruler can still be used to draw a line segment of a given length. Swati Sircar shows us how. She also shows us how to draw an angle with a given measure.
3. Writing Matters
Understanding why we write and knowing how one should go about writing are essential factors needed to write well! This presentation on writing by Sriparna also suggests activities for children to develop the habit of writing.
4. Listen, Understand, Act
How good are you in following instructions? Play this simple game of listening, understanding & acting on a given instruction. 
5. What can you do with a string of beads?
Well, very many things. Like addition, subtraction, comparision, HCF, multiplication, division. Check this user manual and discover more such uses.
6. The Wall of Questions
Unless a class is kept interactive, it is very boring & dead. To make students open up and be forthcoming, we need to give them space. (a space!). Here is a simple tip from Baran. Try it.
7. Make Lens from Trash
Plastic bottles can be used to make a biconvex lens. All you need is water, glue & a syringe. Do this today!
8. Invisible Glass!
Wear the hat of a magician and vanish things to enthrall your audience! All you need is 2 set of beakers, water and oil. And, don't stop there. It is more important to unravel the magic and appreciate the nuances of science than to be in awe of such demonstrations!
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