Sunday, September 19, 2010

Origami and SCRATCH ! Learning By DOing!

Deepam KC centre had organised a fun activity for the children. Subash Thiyagarajan , an origami expert, had a fun time with the kids at the centre. He seemed a natural, talking their language , engaging the kids in the art , commanding their attention , keeping the kids interested and amidst this fun activity, he taught us to make this paper art and also a nice lesson in maths on shapes.

All the kids showing off the japanese samurai hat !!

'Tsuru' the bird, that we made !! I enjoyed this workshop . I was happy i made it to this class - this bird is now on my home showcase ;)

Thanks to Chandana and Gokul, for planning and organising this session. They are now keen on taking Subash to other centres. So, if you missed making this 'bird' , you still have a chance ;)

Deepam team at Pudiyador has been experimenting with a new application called SCRATCH. SCRATCH is an interesting tool - students can draw / animate the characters / record audio and play them in sync with their animation. In short, children can make a short animation movie!!

No no, it is NOT complicated - with such easy to use tools, SCRATCH makes the children enjoy this experience. How do i know if the kids liked it ? Well, the volunteers had to stay 30 mins past the scheduled close of class, since the children were so engrossed in the project :)

One of the kids showing off their project :) - Surely, learning is only by DOing :)

Sooper work Ram / Santhiya / Shashi / Deepa et al. Awesome energy in the class !!

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