Children are used to their safe spaces, places where they can go out and interact with others of their age groups, something that has not been happening since the lock down began. They are learning to keep up with the new learning methods and getting used to the ‘new normal’.
Having said that, caregivers and educators have responded in stride, and have been instrumental in finding new ways to keep children learning by developing online and offline learning materials, including for physical exercise, to help improve children’s physical strength, health and mental well-being during the school closures.
In these unprecedented times, virtual classrooms are not to transact curriculum but to exhibit care and build an effective relationship with the students. Additionally, rhythm, routines and rituals are providing the necessary cognitive comfort to growing brains. However, there are growing concerns that this in this format children may not be receiving in-depth education and are spending a little too long in front of the computer or mobile phone screen, questioning how much of a good thing is actually good.
In the above context, FICCI Alliance for Re-imagining Education is organising a webinar on ‘Good Screen Time vs Bad Screen Time’ on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 4:30 P.M.
The panelists in this Webinar include experts in the field of neuroscience psychology, medicine and cyber security. Moderated by Shweta Rajpal Kholi, Co-Chair, FICCI Edtech Task Force, Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Salesforce India and South Asia, the other participants at the Webinar includes Dr. VS Ravindran, Educational Psychologist and Trainer; Vishnu Karthik, M.Ed Harvard University, Rakshit Tandon, Cyber Security Expert and Consultant, Safe Surfing Campaign, IAMAI and Dr Parul Sharma, Director and HOD, Opthalmology, Maxhealth Care.
The discussions would revolve around national and global perspectives on online learning for schools and would bring to the fore the best practices and safeguards that are necessary for maintaining physical and mental well-being of kids during virtual mode of learning. For registration please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or log onto our website ficciarise.org/