Thursday, 18 February 2021

How to work efficiently through Google Classroom!

Hopping from one class to another, checking on assignments and keeping a track of work done and work pending becomes difficult at times. Here are 5 ways you can get yourself organized when working with Google Classroom:

Source: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yf76rAfjzkycJALcnSeuMrgyknlOLEUf/view




Tip for Parents: If you want to stay updated regarding your child's classroom activities, download the Google Classroom App on your mobile phones and stay updated on the go!




Monday, 15 February 2021

Future 'presenters' in the making

 Gone are the days when you could just excel in academics and conquer the world. 

Now, with academics, you need to be a good presenter so you can explain yourself to your audiences. In the competitive world of today, presentation of information is very important both visually and in delivery. Therefore, we focus on grooming our students' presentation skills right from the beginning. 

We are proud of our grade 1 students who are working on Google slides now-a-days and understanding the concept. Following is a glimpse of what they have done so far:






Thursday, 11 February 2021

Keep your children SAFE online!

When the pandemic hit us almost a year back, we were bound to stay indoors and that meant finding new ways to keep our children busy at home.  Keeping them off the screen became impossible most of the times and therefore, a new parental role came into place i.e. keeping an eye on the online activities of the child. 

The world of internet and online apps is as dangerous as it is beneficial for our children. It is very important that we constantly keep an eye on all the activities they do and the platforms they visit. You can follow a few protocols mentioned below as a checklist and keep your children safe.

  1. Keep them safe with open communication
  2. Use technology to protect them
  3. Spend time with them online
  4. Encourage healthy online habits
  5. Let them have fun and express themselves
For a detailed insight to the mentioned points, please read the detailed article by UNICEF on the following link:


Courtesy: Google 



Monday, 8 February 2021

Intro to Programming through SCRATCH - Grade 5

SCRATCH is one of the most widely used software for game development across the globe. With its block programming approach, it gives students a thorough understanding of how programming works and how code and logic is developed for an idea. In this quarter, grade 5 was introduced to SCRATCH and they have worked on their storylines. Some worked as pr teacher's idea while others developed their own. 

Following is a glimpse of the final product along with a screenshot of the planning and coding that went into making the visual storylines. We look forward to see our students excelling in the field of game design and development.


 
Ali Umer - 5 Maroon - Orchard Campus




Aroush Khan - 5 Fuschia - Sector B 





Monday, 1 February 2021

Typing Enhancement Course

Are electronic devices taking over Pen and Paper?

The answer most certainly is NO! 

Pen and Paper is here to stay and will definitely be part of our academic world. But with the rapid growth in the field of ICT and its application in the educational world, it is time to move on and develop new skills. One of the basic skills to incorporate technology in education is to strengthen one's typing skill. 

Therefore, to help our students in acquiring this new skill, BTSC has designed a Typing Enhancement Course (TEC). All details regarding course are available in the relevant Google Classrooms. Please encourage your children to practice and master this skill.

Monday, 18 January 2021

Greeting Cards

 Although greeting cards are outdated in the physical world but they are very much still in use in the digital world. Our little creators of grade 1 and 2 created greeting cards in Google Docs. Some of the best are shown as follows:




After exploring the basics of adding text and adding images in Google Docs, our Grade 3 students climbed another stair and worked on a rather difficult platform i.e. Sketch pad. Sketch pad provides different tools which let students enhance their creativity. Have a look at grade 3 students' work below:



Friday, 6 November 2020

Digital Citizenship

 With the new normal in place, students are using the internet service much more than ever before. Therefore, it is very important for them to understand the importance of being a responsible digital citizen. As an an educational institution, it is our utmost responsibility to make our students aware of the fact that internet has its side effects as much as it is useful for us. 

With the start of this new session, we made sure to discuss this topic with our students in detail. As our counterpart, we would also request you as parents to talk to your children about Dos and Don'ts of staying online.