In each edition of this newsletter, I will share five inspiring web resources from the education sector that I have curated after hours and hours of research to ensure that you have the best education coffee in your inbox.
Newsletter Update - I decided to move away temporarily from making this a weekly newsletter. Going ahead, I aim to send about two newsletters a month. I do not want to force this search for high-quality articles and will send this newsletter out every time I am able to curate 5 valuable resources that I think will really benefit you as someone interested in the education sector. I really appreciate your support and the time you take to review the same in your inbox.
This article talks about how some of the benefits and challenges of online learning will transfer to a post-pandemic world as well. The benefits include flexible learning schedules, more sleep and less pressure. It also goes into some of the disadvantages of online learning that have been exacerbated during the pandemic. This includes lack of social interaction, lack of motivation and general accessibility issues.
This is a comprehensive list of resources for educators to understand how they can create more equitable classrooms.
This is one of my top 3 all-time favorite podcasts. I have been listening to this podcast for the past 5-6 years now. There is an incredible archive of free episodes from over 15 years with various guests profiled on the show. The show has been described as the world's first podcast about design and an inquiry into the broader world of creative culture through wide-ranging conversations with designers, writers, artists, curators, musicians, and other luminaries of contemporary thought. My favourite episodes are the interviews with Alain de Botton, Ethan Hawke and Ira Glass.
I love using TED-Ed videos in my classroom. The students love them too. Here is one of my favorite videos from the free video library on their website.
I started a YouTube Channel called ‘Learning Stories’. This is a show where we interview a diverse set of learners from the 21st century. Each guest profiled here has a unique story to share about how they acquired a set of valuable skills and knowledge in a creative and innovative manner. In the process, we hope to uncover a new understanding of learning as conceptualized, imagined, and narrated in these learning stories.
On Episode 4 of #LearningStories we chat with Carissa M’D Almeida. Carissa D’Almeida is a Lawyer by training and a Disc Jockey by passion. Carissa grew up in the Middle East and then completed her Bachelor of Laws degree from Christ University in Bengaluru, India. She has been part of the legal team at Accenture for the last four years. But Carissa is a full time disc jockey too. She is part of the awesome music crew at the Dynamite Disco Club. She has played live at venues around India like the Indiranagar Social, Sherlocks, Kitty Ko, Grub Arena and the Dynamite Disco Club. She produces music on her Soundcloud Profile and her Mixcloud podcast titled, ‘Care Package’ (which is linked in the show description). As a disc jockey she focuses on disco, house and deep house music.